Book Review: The Thief

by Melissa on February 1, 2010 · 0 comments

in 9-12, ATOS 6.0-6.9, Lexile 900-999, Part of a series or set

Title: The Thief
Series: The Queen’s Thief, Book 1
Publisher:Greenwillow Books
Author:Megan Whalen Turner
Lexile: [?] 920L
ATOS Level: [?] 6.0
Parent Rating:
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Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
PAUSE For Ages: 9-12


Gen flaunts his ingenuity as a thief and relishes the adventure which takes him to a remote temple of the gods where he will attempt to steal a precious stone.


An interesting read, but a little complicated for younger kids in the age range. The age of the protagonist is not clear. There is some language, too.  It is considered a Young Adult book in some places, so this might be good to read aloud. Better for kids 11 and up if they are reading it independently.


Level  2 [?]

Sexual Content



A grownup is drunk. Mention of a teen frequenting wine shops.


Swords and guns used to attack and kill people.


Word use: illegitimate. The story is about a thief, and so, he steals stuff. :P


Stories that stem from Greek gods and goddesses ruling the earth. Comment that people don’t really believe it, it’s `just religion’.

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