Posted in 2010-2011 Club, Mock Newbery Picks

Heist Society, by Ally Carter

Summary:  A group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re-steal several priceless paintings and save fifteen-year-old Kat Bishop’s father, himself an international art thief, from a vengeful collector. 287 pgs. Disney Hyperion

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5 thoughts on “Heist Society, by Ally Carter

  1. I felt this book, while fun, left a little to be desired. I thought that the book spent to much time introducing the characters and not enough time on the actual heist. I also strongly disliked the ending, it seemed to me as if the author(who I like quite a bit) wanted to set up a sequel but still have her character keep the moral high-ground. I don’t feel it worked very well, in fact I thought it was more than a little contrived.

    On the other hand this book was a fun heist book, and I love heist books and movies(as does the author I think judging by some of the references in this book). The characters were likable and the writing was good(but nothing to write home about). I would recommend this book but I would not vote for it for any award.

  2. I was a huge Ally Carter fan before I read this, and I think that this book was good, but not comparable to her Gallagher Girls series. I found out that this book is the start of a new series. I think it could’ve used a little more detail for certain parts, but overall the book had an interesting plot. Maybe it’s because I read too many books at once, but sometimes I forgot the characters after coming back to it.

  3. There has been a lot of debate about this book, and I just wanted to say, that it was a good book, but there was something missing to make it a solid Newbery book.

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