Heist Society

Heist Society

Book - 2010
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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
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Characteristics: 287 p. : maps ; 22 cm.

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Frostbyte140
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.

Julia Reagon Nov 12, 2015

Just started reading this. So far, I love it! I ADORE the Gallagher Girl series!!!!

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dingdong345
Aug 04, 2015

AWSOME BOOK!!!! :D
It's so entertaining and mysterious that I couldn't stop reading it!! Can't wait to start the second and third book :D

kallial123 Apr 22, 2015

A very enjoyable quick read.

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solennial
Nov 10, 2014

Kat Bishop is a cat burglar. When a couple of priceless paintings go missing, and her father’s life is on the line, it’s up to Kat and her friends to steal back the paintings and save her father.

Read this if you like: Mysteries, strong female characters, thieves

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sumaiyah98
Aug 16, 2014

This book is an excellent teen mystery Meet Katarina Bishop, a cunning, intelligent, sarcastic teenager. Kat's never exactly led the "normal life" before. Her father is one of the most talented, and wanted thieves and she has learnt all she can from him and the rest of her family. At age 7 she traveled to Austria with her uncle to steal the crown jewels. Determined to escape her past and her family's business, Kat cons her way into one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the world to finally start leading a "normal" life. However, she quickly finds out that abandoning her past isn't as easy as it seems, her friend Hale shows up and somehow manages to get her expelled. Furious, Kat learns that her dad has been accused of a crime he didn't commit. Kat's dad has been accused of stealing masterpiece paintings from a very rich and very dangerous Italian man. But Kat isn't all alone on this, she has a crew- as the title suggests- that consists of computer nerds, geeks and a billionaire, all very cunning. In order for Kat to prove her father innocent they have to steal back the paintings from the Henley museum in London- a place no one has ever broken into, all before the two week deadline. This may be Kat's biggest heist yet, with more than just one life on the line. I really enjoyed this book, it was fast paced and hard to put down. There is a hint of romance, but what I liked about it was that it was built over time and that the book did not revolve around the romance. Overall, this was a very captivating read that had you guessing until the end.

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RobertELPL Mar 05, 2017

RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

yellow_beaver_38 Aug 12, 2016

yellow_beaver_38 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 20

Julia Reagon Nov 12, 2015

Julia Reagon thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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indigo_sparrow_7
Sep 25, 2013

indigo_sparrow_7 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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merlin4ever
Aug 24, 2013

merlin4ever thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Camryn10
Jul 23, 2013

Camryn10 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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tuslik
Nov 30, 2012

tuslik thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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123_its_me
Aug 29, 2012

123_its_me thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Blue_Eagle_146
Jun 15, 2012

Blue_Eagle_146 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Mustang2010 Apr 26, 2012

Mustang2010 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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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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You can take the girl out of the thieving life, but can you really take the thief out of the girl? Katarina Bishop has been framed. Wrongfully accused of ‘Porsche-gate’ (a dreadful incident where the headmistresses car somehow ended up on top of the fountain) she’s been turned out of the exclusive private school she conned her way in to. Kat finds it impossible to escape her past when Hale, her former (ridiculously wealthy) partner-in-crime who she just might be in love with, let’s her know that he framed her and why. Kat's father is the sole suspect in the theft of five priceless paintings from the collection of the very dangerous Arturo Taccone, a man who doesn't care that her father isn't guilty; he just wants his paintings back at any cost. Kat has two weeks to track down the paintings, steal them back and save her father’s life. With a crew of masterful teenage con artists, a target of one of the most secure buildings in the world, and the FBI watching her every move the question is - does Kat have what it takes to pull off the most spectacularly impossible job ever? Grades 8-12, 287 pages

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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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