For as long as she can remember, Katarina has been a part of the family business—thieving. When Kat tries to leave "the life" for a normal life, her old friend Hale conspires to bring her back into the fold. Why? A mobster's art collection has been stolen, and Kat's father is the only suspect. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat's dad needs her help.
The daughter of notorious thieves, Kat Bishop has enrolled in the exclusive Colgan School to escape the family business and try to live a normal life. But when she is kicked out, Kat has to return to her roots. She is informed that five priceless paintings have been taken from the powerful mobster Arturo Taccone, and that her father is Taccone's only suspect. It is up to Kat to return the paintings before Taccone takes matters into his own hands. Kat embarks on a daring, dangerous heist, immersing herself in the world of art, money, and extreme power. With the help of her friend (and crush), Hale, and a band of teenage coconspirators, Kat crisscrosses the globe to locate Taccone's paintings. Carter takes on large themes family, friendship, loyalty, and good versus evil and effectively gives readers light lessons in geography and art, as well as thought-provoking commentary on artwork stolen during the Holocaust. With a smart and stealthy heroine who should appeal to Gallagher Girls fans, Carter's story is fast-paced and popcorn-ready. Readers will likely look forward to Kat's next adventure. Ages 11 up.
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This book is very interesting and I would recommend it to most teenage girls. Although at some parts it can be rather confusing, it has a lot of adventure with an interesting point of view. Most young women's books are from the "good guys" point of view, but in this unique book is from the thief or "bad guys" view. Once again, I would recommend this very intriguing book to many.
I had to read this book for a 7th grade book club. I had to force myself to read it. Ally Carter shows no writing talent in this book. This book makes her look like an amateur author! She writes like she's in middle school. Don't recommend at all, and I don't know why publishers let her write a sequel, let alone the first book. Very disappointed.
These books are so good!!!! My favorite series! I recommend everyone to read these books!