Saturday, March 16, 2013
The Heist Society by Ally Carter
Kat's family business isn't your typical venture. For this 15 year old, learning how to pull off a con or steal from a maximum security facility was like learning to tie your shoes or ride a bike. It's just what you learn how to do, surrounded by the people who know the ropes. And even though she had decided she was done with that life, a family friend with connections gives her the perfect reason to do one last job: some incredible artwork has been stolen and her dad has been framed.
Time is of the essence and Kat's going to have to figure this one out on her own. Well, on her own with some teenage accomplices with skills that just might be enough help to pull it off.
Thanks, Melissa, for the recommendation. Probably I wouldn't have tried this but it was absolutely unputdownable fun. The writing is sharp and fast-paced and, surprisingly, with some heart. I liked the "Robin Hood" slant to the plot and there were a few really great twists. I can't actually complain about anything from off the top of my head, so, good times.