Friday

The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

Prosper and Bo are on the run from their aunt and uncle who want to separate the brothers by having the young Bo live with them while shipping the older Prosper off to boarding school. With hopes of staying together, they flee to the magical city of Venice where they are taken in by a mysterious boy who calls himself the "Thief Lord". With the help of their Thief Lord they are able to reside in an abandoned movie theater with other young runaways - who they consider family and the dilapidated theater a home. Along the way we also meet Victor Getz- the detective hired by Bo and Prosper’s aunt and uncle to help find the boys (and by far my favorite character).

This story was such a fun, action-filled, fast-paced adventure! I loved all the details and descriptions of Venice. The characters were full of wit and quite funny. The story itself is well-written has the perfect combination of magic, imagination, and reality.

For those of us who love adventure, twisty plots and witty characters - this is really a treat.

6 comments:

Beth F said...
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Beth F said...

Ok Let's try that again!

I'm so glad you liked this book. I'm hoping to read Thief Lord in the next few weeks.

Dar said...

The book sounds great. I've had this on my shelf for a while. I think I need to dig it out. Thanks for the review.

Elle said...

I've seen the film of this, which I didn't like, but like with Inkheart's movie version, I suspect the book is much better!

Elizabeth said...

Yeah, this was a fun one.

Ladybug said...

I have this book on my YA challenge list. Can't wait to read it!

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