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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi Childrens; New Ed edition (5 Feb. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552551651
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552551656
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Malorie Blackman is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. The novels in her Noughts & Crosses sequence have won several awards, including the Red House Children's Book Award, and she has won many other awards for her books. Both Hacker and Thief! won the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award - Malorie is the only author to have won this award twice - while Hacker also won the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award in 1994.

Her work has appeared on screen, with Pig-Heart Boy, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, being adapted into a BAFTA-winning TV serial. Malorie has also written a number of titles for younger readers including Cloud Busting, which won the Smarties Silver Award, The Monster Crisp Guzzler and Whizziwig. In 2005, Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children's books. In 2008, she was then honoured with an OBE for her services to Children's Literature.

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"Impossible to put down" (Sunday Telegraph)

"Gripping tale" (Independent on Sunday)

"An exciting and ambitious story . . . Behind the fast-moving adventure and the gadgets and gizmos of the 21st century, however, lies a moral tale which successfully raises important issues about conscience, society and human behaviour" (TES)

"Gets off to an exciting start and the tension never lets up" (Newcastle upon Tyne Evening Chronicle)

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Thief! is a gripping futuristic novel about friendship, trust and the importance of forgiveness from the author of the bestselling Noughts and Crosses sequence.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Boo on 12 Jun. 2011
Format: Paperback
Thief is a great book about a family named the Henson's. They move to Tarwich-a country side village-away from the loud noises of cars and and street life in London. Lydia Henson struggles to settle in with the new environment but can't seeing as she lost her new BFF Frankie and is blamed for steeling the Sports cup from her new school, even though she is not guilty. When Lydia runs away from home, she is caught and thrown into the future. When she finds out about the future village of Tarwich, she meets people-some recognisable-others completely new. As new rules are made, Lydia seems more confused and cannot believe what has happened to her home. When something unbelieveable happens, Lydia finds herself in danger and needs to get home. The future is in her hands, and will Lyddy be able to change the future for the best? You'll have to find out...

Fantastic book, one of Malorie's best! Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By widdersbel on 16 Nov. 2007
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My 9yo son borrowed this book from his school library and I read it with him. But then I found it so gripping that I wanted more than just our father-and-son reading sessions with this book. I took it away and read it all to myself - and once I'd started, I couldn't put it down.

This is a superb book - accessible and not too challenging to read, but more gripping than any Harry Potter tome. On one level, it's a simple adventure story about a girl who wants to prove she's innocent of a crime she's been accused of. On another level, it's about the challenges of growing up and being accepted. And it's about so much more than that as well...

To put it simply, Malorie Blackman shows with this book that she is an author who really and truly understands her readers, and is able to give them what they want - a bit of real-life drama, the kind that any teenage school pupil can relate to; plus a nerve-jangling adventure, and a bit of psychology, showing how over-reacting to any bad situation will only make matters worse, with potentially catastrophic results...

All in all, a wonderful book that I can't recommend highly enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ksenia on 12 Aug. 2014
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Brilliant book one of malorie Blackmans best book I always wanted to read this even at school (I use to take this book to school) A book about a girl called Lydia who gets blamed for taking a school sports cup and getting upset about it and going to the moors notified how easy it was to get lost, then gets nocked unconscious in to a electrical storm witch takes her in to the future...
written by Vladimir,8 years old.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CuteBunny2971 on 2 May 2014
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I really couldn't put this book down! It was amazing! I would definitely recommend this book to younger kids who enjoy reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Valerie on 28 July 2013
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An excellent book. Very exciting. I read it in 1 day and I'm 12. You always want to carry on to see what's going to happen.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dragon on 17 Jun. 2014
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This book is so engaging! Every word makes you read on! I would definitely recommend this to anyone that I meet.
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By Laura on 12 Aug. 2013
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Thief is one of the most interesting and thrilling books I have ever read. I don't wan to give away too much, but it is based around the main character Lydia, who has moved away from her home in London, and is desperate to fit in. The story carries on and Lydia is accused of something she hasn't done. From there, everything begins to go downhill for her, and eventually she decides it would all be better if she ran away. Then story takes a sharp twist that I'm not going to tell you about, you'll have to read the book to find out...

Thief! has an absolutely amazing storyline, and it had me gripped from the first chapter. It is full of suspense, cliffhangers and thrilling storylines. The twist in the middle of the story is totally unexpected, but really brilliant at the same time. 5/5, absolutely amazing book, would and will read it again and again.
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We began reading this at school, but we only read the first few chapters. Then I was dying to see what happened next, so I got it on kindle.

In this story, a girl is accused of theft and then bullied for it. She is distraught, but then things get worse... I won't give away any more!

This book, though it is confusing at points, is an amazing read. It is a really stunning book!

I would reccomend it for anyone age 10 and over.

Malorie Blackman is a truly inspirational author, and a great one too!

It isn't a waste of money, put your hand in your pocket for this one.
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