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Thief! [Paperback]

Malorie Blackman
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Book Description

5 Feb 2004

You're the new girl in school. You're just trying to fit in - and it's not working. Then someone accuses you of theft, and you think things can't get any worse. Until you get caught in a freak storm . . .

The next thing you know, you're in the future. Being shot at for being out after curfew. You don't even recognise your hometown. And you're heading for a confrontation from your worst nightmare.

What if you could change the past to save the future?

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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi Childrens; New Ed edition (5 Feb 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552551651
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552555623
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,098 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lyddy and Dan Henson 12 Jun 2011
By Boo
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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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping read 16 Nov 2007
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 16 Feb 2014
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it was amazing

I loved it so much I couldn't put it down
highly recommended for any age girls or boys
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning 28 July 2013
By Valerie
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping 24 Mar 2007
This is a story of how one girl Lydia,was deamonised and framed because of jealousy and spite.It is a gripping book and I would reccomend it to anyone who likes reading or dectective novels.I think the blurb is a bit misleading though.Lydia is a 12 year old girl who has moved from London to a town called Tarwich.She is then framed by the villain of the novel Anne Turner for stealing the Collivale cup.

Beware the end is quite mind boggling and although it is cliched it is quite surprising how Lydia finally wins the battle to prove she is innocent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thief by malorie blackman 15 April 2014
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I love this book, because it is full of non-stop suspense. I would recommend this book to anyone of all ages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing - I couldn't put the book down 7 April 2014
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I loved this book! It was the perfect mix between fantasy and reality and so gripping. I am so glad I chose it and would definitely recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book 22 Mar 2014
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This was a book which descriptive as well as quick moving. I thought it was written in a traditional Malorie Blackman style and was definitely value for money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This is a great book. It is descriptive but STILL has lots of action. It has GREAT plot twists and has a great ending
Published 1 month ago by Reluctant Reeder
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic yet predictable
I felt this book was a fantastic read! however, it was predictable at parts (I'm not giving any examples as you may be looking to get this book)
Published 1 month ago by mojoe
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
recommended to anyone who has a big love to adventure books has a great start finish and end I couldn't put it down also I'm not an older kid I'm not even a teen and I loved it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping!!!
Great book. Read it in 1 day recommend it to the years of 8-13 Great storyline gets you in knots and the characterisation is amazing. Get this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME SAUCOME
I have to agree the start of this book did drag on a but but everything else was just absolutely AWESOME!!!!!
Published 2 months ago by Isabelle Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Thief !
Thief is a great book and Malorie Blackman is a fab author .I cannot wait to read more of her books
Published 3 months ago by Nina NJWK
5.0 out of 5 stars class 14 love Malorie Blackman
I read it to my year 6 class and we were hooked from the first chapter. Now we want to read more of Malorie Blackman's books. Class 14 would highly recommend it.
Published 4 months ago by Tracy Nikou
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great one of the best books I've ever read its totally amazing there's not one thing that i'd change about this book .i really like malorie blackman's. books ..... Read more
Published 5 months ago by maddy
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book ever
This is my favourite book I have ever read I would recommend this book to anyone who reads books it is brilliant
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