Loot

Loot

How to Steal A Fortune

Book - 2014
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When Alfie McQuinn, the notorious jewel thief, is killed on a job, his last words to his son, March, are to "find jewels" and this instruction leads the boy to Jules, the twin sister he never knew he had--and the perfect partner to carry on the family business.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., , 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780545780506
0545780500
9780545468022
0545468027
Characteristics: 266 pages ; 22 cm

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Yohoona
Aug 06, 2017

This book was a great book overall, and provided amounts of suspense that was satisfactory. The plot was interesting, and the way the author showed the characters were similar to the way used in the series "The Heroes of Olympus". However, I felt that the plot was not very thick sometimes and it was frankly sometimes quite easy to foresee what would come next. It would be a good casual read, but if you are looking for suspense and thrill, I wouldn't really recommend it to you.

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SULAV SHAKYA
Jun 27, 2017

This is overall not a good book. It is very cliche and has a very undeveloped story. The feelings attempted to be put in this story are very limited and are overall not used very often only to make, "confronations" between the members are the group that change nothing.

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The constant mistrust of Jules is a given, only that it is used two times during the entire book, if that was used more, it would have been more effective in building a slight mistrust/trust with her. Overall I would not read this book, it was put together in a hurry. Mabye the sequel would be better, but the first one was crap.

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CryptedData
Mar 16, 2017

I liked this book a lot but some parts were boring. Most of it was at the end. Beware of boringness at the end. -CryptedData

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christiana23511
Nov 15, 2016

It was so awesome. I like this book so much, but a little sad.

LPL_KarenA Oct 14, 2016

Jewel thieves, acrobatics, and magic moonstones! After watching his father fall to his death during a heist, March must figure out what his father's last words mean: "Find Jewels". March is thrust into a globe-trotting adventure that he has to see through to the end or it could mean his life and the life of his newly found twin sister. If you've ever wished you could fool grown-ups, travel across the country on your own, and steal a fortune to make things right, you can live out your dreams in Loot!

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arlo2006
Feb 27, 2016

This is a very good book and I would definitely suggest it to young readers.

andiejpg Jul 29, 2015

A great adventure!

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conradmo
Jan 23, 2015

When Alfie McQuinn, the notorious jewel thief, is killed on a job, his last words to his son, March, are to "find jewels" and this instruction leads the boy to Jules, the twin sister he never knew he had--and the perfect partner to carry on the family business.

Chapel_Hill_TishaW Jan 03, 2015

When infamous jewel-thief Alfie McQuinn dies tragically in the middle of a heist, his 12-year-old son March is left with more questions than answers about who his father was and what he wanted March to do. The many threads binding this dense story together are complex and somewhat dizzying: a set of possibly-cursed moonstones, family members reunited, loyalties questioned, delinquent children in a pact to carry out Alfie's dying wishes, and the dark underworld of thievery are more than enough to make a great, fast-moving story. You never know how things will turn out and whether betrayal or capture are waiting around the next corner, which makes this story so arresting. Readers will enjoy the wit and wisdom of March and his band of robbers-in-training as well as the ongoing suspense surrounding the coveted and mysterious moonstones.

samdog123 Dec 06, 2014

An exciting title from one of the authors of the 39 clues! Twelve year old twins, March and Jules hunt for seven mysterious moonstones that will end a curse before their thirteenth birthday. Lots of action and suspense...wondering if the is the first in a series?

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