The only solution is to find the paintings and steal them back. Kat's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family's history-and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.
Audience: Middle School and up
The Heist Society is a light-hearted story following Kat through a maze of thieves. 16-year-old Kat has been a part of the thieving world since she was a child, and the book starts soon after she has decided to leave the thief world and try to be a normal teenager. Obviously, that doesn't work out for her, and she's thrown into a mess of lies regarding 5 stolen paintings she has to get back.
This book was an easy read and really enjoyable! The relationship between Kat and her friend Hale is interesting and funny to read about. I also was completely engrossed in learning about the world of thieves that Ally Carter created. The methods she creates for thieving and the intricate life of the thieves in the book made the book for me.
I was, however, disappointed with the overall simplicity of the book itself. The plot was, as I said, enjoyable, but it was very basic. I felt as though Carter could have done a better job with raising the stakes and increasing the actual writing itself to be a plot a little more difficult to follow.
I recommend this book to anyone looking for an easy and happy read! This book also is the first in a series with the same title. I haven't read any of the other books, but each is supposed to have a similar plot and focus on the intriguing world of thieving.
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