Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Loot by Jude Watson -- ADVISABLE

Watson, Jude Loot, 272 pgs. Scholastic Press, 2014. $16.99. Language: PG (1 swear); Violence: PG; Mature Content: PG.

When March's father, a notorious cat burglar, dies, March is left with only one message: "Find jewels." But solving the mystery of Alfie McQuinn's last words is just the beginning of March's escapades; soon March has joined up with a band of outcasts to plan a heist even Alfie couldn't accomplish. Along the way, he may just figure out who murdered his father and also find vengeance

This is a fun, action-packed heist novel for the younger crowd, and the mystery of who killed March's father only adds to the suspense. While several deaths occur during the novel, they are not particularly detailed and are necessary to the plot. The end left me smiling and definitely willing to pick up another Jude Watson book.

EL, MS -- ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Caryn

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