In YA Book Reviews on December 29, 2014 at 6:56 pm


 by Jude Watson

Tween Mystery Adventure/©2014/272 Pages/Recommended for Ages 8 – 12

Publisher’s Comments (Goodreads):

On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It’s Alfie McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he’s dying. As sirens wail in the distance, Alfie manages to get out two last words to his young son, March: “Find jewels.”

But March learns that his father is not talking about a stash of loot. He’s talking about Jules, the twin sister March never knew he had. No sooner than the two find each other, they’re picked up by the police and sent to the world’s worst orphanage. It’s not prison, but it feels like it. March and Jules have no intention of staying put. They know their father’s business inside and out, and they’re tired of being pushed around. Just one good heist, and they’ll live the life of riches and freedom most kids only dream about.

Watch out! There are wild kids on the loose and a crime spree coming . . .

My Comments: This middle grade book is quite engaging. The plot is clever and keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. It is filled with snappy dialogue and endearing characters. I can only hope this is the beginning of another series for this author. I loved it!

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

Companion Books: The 39 Clues series by Various Authors



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