Heist Society

Heist Society

Book - 2010 | 1st ed
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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.
Publisher: New York : Disney/Hyperion, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781423116394
1423116399
Branch Call Number: j
Characteristics: 287 p. : maps ; 22 cm

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lgmosher Apr 27, 2021

I had fun with this one.

Honestly, there wasn't much wrong with it. The only thing I would have liked is if Carter would have went into more detail on the preparations and the execution of the actual heist.

Other than that it was a quick easy read that left you reaching for the next one!

I don't say it often, but I have no qualms with this one.

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labraden
Sep 27, 2020

Kat's family business is crime. Once she's finally had enough, Kat uses her skills as a criminal to con her way into an exclusive private prep school, only to have one of her former friends get her kicked out. The reasons are good however when Kat's father is under the threat of being killed by a criminal family who is convinced he stole their precious art. Kat and her friends have the impossible task of not only finding the art but stealing it back before the deadline passes and Kat's father is killed.
This book is exciting with action that never lets up and enough twists and turns for any mystery enthusiast.

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Anika_Singh
Jul 10, 2020

Katarina Bishop grew up in a family of thieves. When Kat turns fifteen, she finds her way into the best boarding school in the country, hoping to leave the family business behind.

But, this doesn’t last long. A very powerful mobster’s priceless art collection has been stolen. He wants his paintings back, and he thinks Kat’s father stole them. Kat is going to have to track down the paintings and steal them back. She has two weeks and a teenage crew to pull off the biggest heist in her family's history.

This compelling story is packed with action and humor. It would make any adventure-lover satisfied.

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Bibli0phile6
Jun 11, 2020

This was a great book! It wasn't as good as the Gallagher Girls series, but I still enjoyed reading it. The plot was complicated and a little confusing at times, but if you just keep reading, it works itself out. I would definitely recommend it!

sarahbru17 Oct 02, 2018

Characters: 7/10
Plot: 7/10
Writing: 8/10
Ally Carter definitely captures the "Disney Channel Original Movie" vibe--fun, lighthearted, easygoing, with just the appropriate touch of drama. I love heists--I love the intellectual challenge and the suspense--and this did deliver *some* of that, but I wanted more. There was more interpersonal drama than there were intellectual challenges. We were left out of a lot of the preparations for the heist, and so we couldn't tell if the heist was going well or not while it was happening. I loved the ingenuity of the job they were pulling and the strong stakes/motivation behind it, but it didn't seem as challenging as it should have been (perhaps I've watched the Ocean's movies too many times). I'd be willing to read the sequels to see what else Ally Carter came up with!

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AN03
Apr 19, 2017

This book was confusing at the beginning but as I kept reading, I began to understand. This book is great. And if you like this series you will love the Gallagher Girl series (also by Ally Carter).

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mogie
Mar 15, 2017

I didn't really get into this book until the actual heist took place. It is a book for YAs and I would emphasize the "young" as an adult I often read YA and this is not particularly outstanding. I just didn't buy that the characters were 16. I felt like it tried a little toooo hard. I won't intentionally pick up reading this series or author. It wasn't memorable or particularly entertaining. It was just decent. I finished it.

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203JAZZY
Aug 16, 2016

Pleasant enough, but not fantastic. I'd recommend this book to a 12 year old.

yellow_beaver_38 Aug 12, 2016

Great book!

Glorifies crime. Teens should be in school, not being criminals. Its not cute or funny.

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Nov 30, 2012

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Christinker16
Jun 22, 2015

"and i didnt choose it, kat. i chose you"

black_raven_84 Jun 04, 2013

"You might want to remember who I am before you try to con me." ~Katarina Bishop

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kenzb97
Jul 10, 2012

“If you die of pneumonia,I'm pretty sure there are at least a dozen guys who'll try to kill me and make it look like an accident."

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kenzb97
Jul 10, 2012

“Either we're a team or we aren't. Either you trust me or you don't." Hale took a step toward her. "What's it going to be, Kat?"

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kenzb97
Jul 10, 2012

“Can I see you outside for a second?" Kat glared at Hale, then walked to the patio doors and out onto the veranda.
As Hale closed the door behind him, Kat heard Angus say, "Ooh, Mom and Dad are going to fight now.”

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kenzb97
Jul 10, 2012

“Dancing. Come on. You can do it. It's a lot like navigating through a laser grid. It requires rhythm.' He moved her hips to the beat of the distant music. 'And patience.' He spun her around slowly and back toward him. 'And it's only fun if you trust your partner.' The dip was so slow, so smooth that Kat didn't know it was happening until the world was already turned upside down and Hale's face was inches from her own.
Count me in, Kat.' He squeezed her tighter. 'You should always count me in.”

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kenzb97
Jul 10, 2012

“And I didn't choose it, Kat. I chose you.”

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kenzb97
Jul 10, 2012

“It is an occupational hazard that anyone who has spent her life learning how to lie eventually becomes bad at telling the truth.”

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yamie202
Jul 02, 2012

since the 2 years that kat bishop knew him she had not figured out w.w. Hale the fifths first name.

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yamie202
Jul 02, 2012

arturo taccone is a different kind of bad an evil bad.-Hale

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yellow_beaver_38 Aug 12, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A scene where the characters get stuck in a burning building without oxygen.

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