this summer has been a true crime summer for me. so much murder and so much dark, dark, subject matter.
i was very happy to get the opportunity to review diary of a teenage jewel thief so that i could read something a little less serious and cleanse the pallet so to speak.
this book was a super fun read. i thought it would be super predictable but i was pleasantly surprised at the well placed twists and turns!
Most sixteen-year- olds shouldn’t know where museums keep their rarest jewels (the basement) and they shouldn’t know that vans make the worst getaway cars. But for Marisol Flores, a life of jewel thievery is a birthright handed down from generation to generation, even if she didn’t ask for it. So when a rival thief targets Mari and her mother, Mari’s more than happy to flee to the anonymity of bustling New York City.
Blending in is a dream come true for Mari, but keeping her former thieving ways a secret gets way more complicated when handsome Will Campbell sets his sights on her. She can’t help but like his terrible puns and charming grin…but when her past catches up with her, it’s not only her life—and her anonymity—that’s at stake.
Will could be the next target.
This is definitely a fast paced, exciting read. Even though Mari is a jewel thief by birthright, she is written in a believable way. Rosie’s characters are authentic, real-life people. I mean, if I knew any former jewel thieves, I imagine that they would be very similar to Mari and her family.
I definitely recommend throwing this book in your beach bag! It is quick, witty, and was just the book I needed when it hit my radar!
4/5 stars from this girl!
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Rosie Somers is a beach-going book addict who’s been crafting stories since before she learned her ABCs. When she’s not busy trying to bring the characters in her head to life on paper, she can be found volunteering with local animal rescues, crocheting funky hats for her friends, or eating herself into the poorhouse at Chipotle. Her fondest dream is to one day own a goat.
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