June 19, 2011

Review: Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner

Welcome to the tyrannical city of Jewel, where impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime.

Goldie Roth has lived in Jewel all her life. Like every child in the city, she wears a silver guardchain and is forced to obey the dreaded Blessed Guardians. She has never done anything by herself and won’t be allowed out on the streets unchained until Separation Day.
When Separation Day is canceled, Goldie, who has always been both impatient and bold, runs away, risking not only her own life but also the lives of those she has left behind. In the chaos that follows, she is lured to the mysterious Museum of Dunt, where she meets the boy Toadspit and discovers terrible secrets. Only the cunning mind of a thief can understand the museum’s strange, shifting rooms. Fortunately, Goldie has a talent for thieving.
Which is just as well, because the leader of the Blessed Guardians has his own plans for the museum—plans that threaten the lives of everyone Goldie loves. And it will take a daring thief to stop him. . . .
Museum of Thieves is a thrilling tale of destiny and danger, and of a courageous girl who has never been allowed to grow up—until now

This book was great!  It is just the thing anyone could read, because it has something for everyone.  Goldie escapes a conformist life where nothing unexpected happens because nothing unexpected is allowed to happen, and if it does, it is put under wraps so no one knows what has happened.  Through the book, you see a girl growing up fast to satisfy the needs of the city around her, even though she is only twelve.  You come to love Goldie and wants to go through the museum of secrets with her and learn with her.  By the end, you want to be like her, even just a little, because of her bravery and ability to do what is needed.  It is a great book for kids of all ages, boys or girls, and it brings to life the characters to where you think they are there with you. 

Publisher-Delacorte Books for Young Readers
My Score: 4.5 Stars-Great Book
Reviewed by~Patti

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