Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Thief

The Thief (Book 1) The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner follows the story of Gen, a self-proclaimed thief who can steal anything. The story opens with Gen in prison where he is released on condition that he will help the king's magus find a precious stone.

I think I would have given this Newbery Honor book five stars if it weren't for the fact that so much of the book is walking, talking, sleeping and eating over and over again. However, the last 100 pages was riveting. And, the ending made me want to read it all over again.

The first book in a trilogy, a great book for boys (and girls!), a little fantasy/mythology thrown in for good measure, appropriate from around age 10+, this is a book I would definitely recommend.

They also reviewed it: Corinne and Melissa
(please let me know if you have read it as well so I can add you)


Melissa said...

hey, tricia, I've reviewed it too. And it's not just for boys... my 12YO daughter couldn't put it down.

Tricia said...

Melissa, you are totally right it is great for both girls and boys. I like to point out books that ARE good for boys just because sometimes it feels like they are a little harder to come by.

Emilia said...

I read this book a few years ago and loved it! (Except for the last few pages which felt so completely different from the rest of the book that they made me a little grouchy.) I'm excited to learn that there are more. I didn't know that.