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The Thief

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Clever historical fantasy has crafty, delightful narrator.

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Cleverly constructed and unpredictable, this historical fantasy abounds with suspenseful set pieces, twisty double-crosses and a vivid set of main characters. The Thief starts slowly, but the measured pace allows for some delicious discussions between Gen and his captors. Author Megan Whalen Turn has created a highly detailed setting and peopled it with realistic and complicated characters. Eugenides the Thief is a delight from the beginning, and many readers will want to follow his continuing adventures in this book's sequels.

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