The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti. Dial Press (2008).
Though not my typical fare, I enjoyed this book. Hannah Tinti tells the story of Ren, an orphan searching for his place in the world. Ren is thrown into a non-stop adventure when Benjamin Nab adopts him from an orphanage and removes him from the only life he knows. Ren struggles to fit into this new world and choose from right and wrong, truth and lies. Tinti touchingly portrays this journey. The reader will be glued to the page, debating to herself where the truth really does lie as Ren comes closer to finding out for himself.
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