Top critical review
One person found this helpful
not what i expected
on 9 September 2013
Tiger Thief follows a young circus boy named Sharat, who looses his tiger performing for the emperor.
On his search he meets a young girl who becomes a close friend of his, and together they seek answers to who has his tiger while discovering more about their past and destiny than they intended.
honestly, the cover is the best thing about this book.
I picked this out after reading the back thinking it sounded like a interesting read, instead im faced with a boy who whines on about how he lost his tiger and just wants her back, no other motive.
I was expecting the story to be full of adventure, magic, Jinni's, and light hearted humor.
when it was a pinch of magic here and there and a boring main character that did nothing to entertain like his job role (as a circus boy) entails.
I found for a kids book that there was nothing to actually keep the reader engaged, i found myself easily distracted from the book and often wondering when something was going to happen.
the sewer girls held a little bit of interest but were in the story for a brief period.The girl Nara has a stronger character than the main character which would have been perfect...if she were in it more.
my favorite character was the parrot Ripi, for no other reason than he was a typical parrot.