Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Island of Thieves

Author: Josh Lacey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
What would you do if while staying at your uncle’s house (who you barely know) you take a trip to Peru and are suddenly in a life-threatening situation? Tom Trelawney is sent to his uncle Henry’s house after burning down the shed in his backyard. Right after Tom’s parents leave, Uncle Henry confides to Tom that he has to go to Peru and Tom will have to stay in his apartment. But Tom quickly convinces Uncle Henry to let him tag along and soon finds himself in the middle of a dangerous world filled with crime and mysterious journal entries… about treasure?

Island of Thieves would be good for middle school boys with a liking of novels based around crime and adventure. 

Island of Thieves starts great and ends great. It is well written, but is a little bland, and doesn’t have the many details lots of readers crave. However, it is fast-paced and never slows down. A touch of comedy adds depth to this story, which is already filled with action and unexpected twists and turns. 

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