YRCA 2013 Review: Heist Society

Heist Society by Ally Carter is the story of Kat and some stolen paintings. Kat is the daughter career thieves and she is sick of running jobs. At the start of the book, she had conned her way into the one of the best high schools in the country in order to have a normal life. But her old life is not ready to give her up and she is thrown out of school after being framed for a prank by an old friend. He tells her that her father is in trouble with a European gangster. He was framed for stealing some painting from the gangster and needs help finding out why and by who before the bad guy kills him. Reluctantly, Kat puts together a team of the next generation of thieves and con men and creates a plan to save her father and get the paintings back.

This book was a fun. It was fast paced with some clever dialogue and occasionally managed to surprise me. I really liked the actual heist scene and how it played out. I’d like to say more about this book but, unfortunately, I read it months ago and I’m finding it hard to remember much beyond the main plot.  Oh well. Anyway, I’m definitely going to pick up the next book in the series.

Will this book win the Intermediate Division? Maybe, maybe not. There’s a lot of stiff competition in this category but I’ve also heard quite a few kids talking enthusiastically about it.

What I’m reading now: The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag audiobook by Alan Bradley, Sailor Moon Volume 4

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