The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein is an amazing thriller and mysterious book that is sure to keep you at the edge of your seat. The story takes place in Scotland, 1938, and many of the characters speak with an accent. It’s actually quite interesting to read and learn how words are spoken in different places as many authors don’t do this. As the story continues, new and unbelievable clues are discovered to figuring out the real answer to the mysterious disappearance of a man presumed dead. Readers will never get bored with The Pearl Thief as the book continues to get more exciting and intriguing with every turn of a page. You’ll learn to love the main character, Julia Beaufort-Stuart, with her wild personality and wits. She’s a strong female character to look up to, and she can be quite daring. There’s just enough humor in the book to balance out the seriousness of the plot and have you laughing. It’s unpredictable, and it’ll leave you awestruck when everything comes together in the end. However, I do recommend reading Code Name Verity first, since The Pearl Thief is a prequel to that series. 5/5 stars.
- @demi.god.on.a.mission of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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