Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Heist Society Ally Carter

Heist Society by Ally Carter
Katrina (Kat) Bishop was born into a family of thieves. It's the only life she has ever known. Kat wants to try living a regular one. She enrolls into an exclusive high school and is soon kicked out.

Kat returns to what she know best but this time its to save her dad's life. Five priceless paintings have been stolen from Arturo Taccone, a man not to be messed with. Arturo believes Kat's dad has the paintings. She has two weeks to find the real thief and steal the paintings back. Kat puts together a team of young talented thieves to get the job done. With Kat in charge, I was reminded of E. Lockhart's The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. Two very different stories but both feature strong and smart female protagonist in a leadership roll that's usually reserved for those with a Y chromosome. Making them both great reads for March aka Woman's History Month

Carter showed the many sides of Kat and I loved what I saw. I was sold on Kat Bishop. I believed she was the daughter of professional thieves and that it ran in her blood. The author surrounded Kat with some wonderful characters. The conversations between Kat and Arturo are so well done.

This was very good and oh so much fun. It was entertaining, exciting, well written, action filled and such pleasure to read. I loved every word and didn't want to put it down. Toward the end something unexpected happened, it made me appreciate Heist Society that much more.
Ages 11 up

I didn't do this book justice so check out the an excerpt via the authors blog.

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