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Tokyo Heist

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Manga, art, and life lessons in top-notch mystery adventure.

Book Diana Renn Mystery 2012
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Read this in one day.

My 12 year old daughter loved it. I did not read it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

TOKYO HEIST is a gem, hip enough to appeal to teens -- especially the more artistic, cosmopolitan ones -- but also incredibly well-crafted. It offers so many surprises and interesting characters that those teens’ mystery-loving parents will probably go for it, too.

First-time novelist Diana Renn's writing is topnotch, and she keeps plot complications in play quite deftly. Violet, a smart, creative child of single parents, is appealing and true to life; she's often more adult than her artist father, but both of them learn a lot about themselves and each other in the course of their adventures.

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