Life After Theft

Life After Theft Moving to a new high school sucks Especially a rich kid private school With uniforms But nothing is worse than finding out the first girl you meet is dead And a klepto No one can see or hear Kimberlee

Moving to a new high school sucks Especially a rich kid private school With uniforms But nothing is worse than finding out the first girl you meet is dead And a klepto No one can see or hear Kimberlee except Jeff, so in hopes of bringing an end to the snarkiest haunting in history he agrees to help her complete her unfinished business But when the enmity betweenMoving to a new high school sucks Especially a rich kid private school With uniforms But nothing is worse than finding out the first girl you meet is dead And a klepto No one can see or hear Kimberlee except Jeff, so in hopes of bringing an end to the snarkiest haunting in history he agrees to help her complete her unfinished business But when the enmity between Kimberlee and Jeff s new crush, Sera, manages to continue posthumously, Jeff wonders if he s made the right choice.Clash meets sass in this uproarious modern day retelling of Baroness Orczy s The Scarlet Pimpernel.

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Life After Theft

  1. Aprilynne Pike has been spinning faerie stories since she was a child with a hyper active imagination At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found at the gym she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula Aprilynne currently lives with her husband and three kids in Utah, and dreams of warmer climates.Aprilynne Pike s 1 New York Times best selling debut, WINGS, is the first of four books about a seemingly ordinary girl with a not so ordinary destiny In this tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed foreverAprilynne s Facebook page facebook aprilynnepike

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  1. Mini review DNFThis is the second time that I ve read this book I ve realized that my problem with this book is the writing style Something about it read ridiculous and very dumb I think this would ve made a better movie than a book Maybe it s better as an audio book But I can t deal with audio books because I loose focus and feel like sleeping I definitely recommend this The friendship that forms between Kimberlee and Jeff is sweet And maybe you ll like the writing style better than I did.


  2. 3.5 4 Stars What would you do if a ghost asked you for help to move on I know what I would do run and scream but this isn t about me Jeff has moved from Phoenix to Los Angeles and is starting school at Whitestone, a private and exclusive school in Santa Monica He quickly runs into Kimberlee, a girl no one else can see Kimberlee is ecstatic that someone can finally see her after a year of wondering the school hallways You see, Kimberlee died a year ago and can t move on She thinks she knows why b [...]


  3. 3.5 stars First of all let me get this out of the way This is an example of a book where, in my opinion, the cover alienates an entire group of potential readers This book SCREAMS female contemporary to me Imagine my surprise when I found out that the book is told from a male point of view.No teen boy will ever be caught dead carrying this book around with a cover like that, yet, I think that this is a story that would appeal to many boys phew okay that s out of the wayIn Life After Theft, Jeff [...]


  4. Actual Rating 3.5 starsLife After Theft really surprised me What I had originally expected to be an at least semi fun read with little to no depth whatsoever soon turned out to be an entirely fun read with an appropriate undertone of depth, right up until the final chapter, which still makes me sad just thinking about it Adding to what expectations I had in store for me prior to reading Life After Theft, I had anticipated a typical high school drama, poor writing, and poor character development, [...]


  5. See reviews at YA Midnight Reads 3.5 starThis copy was given to me for review purposes, no compensation was given to alter this review.Aprilynne Pike strikes again, with a light fun ghost story that caught me from the second I began to read I ve read her Wings series, and wasn t a big fan However, Ms Pike really outdid herself with this baby Magnificent piece of work I think I have already stated this but I like to avoid creepy ghost stories, they scare the hell outta me and I get scarred for l [...]


  6. 2.5 stars I liked this book, but I m a bit disappointed after reading Pike s Wings series I wasn t expecting than a cute, fun read, but Life After Theft just felt really ordinary Maybe it was Sera Or maybe it was because there were a few things that made me stop and think, What First of all, it took me a few paragraphs to realize this book was written in a boy s point of view Actually, it was when it said, Hi, my name is Jeff I think it was the cover that threw me off, and after rereading the s [...]


  7. I received the book for free through First Reads This is my second book by Aprilynne Pike, after reading her book EarthBound, I knew I had to read her other books I was so happy I did It definitely did not disappoint me, but it did surprise me After reading summary of the book, I thought it will be some funny, light read, but it wasn t all that funny or exactly light Jeff is the narrator of the story, and I love that the story was told from male perspective Jeff comes to a new rich, private scho [...]


  8. 3.75I enjoyed this book With the constant promise of imminent capture, I was always on the edge of my seat Kimberlee is a kleptomaniac asshole who died Now her ghost is stuck and can t move on She decides that the new kid, Jeff, has to help her move on because he is the only person who can see her She figures her ghostly unfinished business is to return that shitload of things she stole.I liked the whole Kimberlee learning to accept and regret what a shitty person she was when she was alive thin [...]


  9. Well That did not end as expected I felt a little let down I mean, it s probably a massive cliche, but I wanted to grab Jeff and Kim and just go That didn t happenunfortunately But great book very reminiscent of The Ghost and the Goth with a little kleptomania thrown in


  10. Sounds awesome Reminds me of Stacey Kade s Ghost and the Goth series which I love so I m eager to see what Pike does with this


  11. I was pleasantly surprised by this book I liked it a lot It had a very unique story and was well written It s a quick and fun read.


  12. 4.5 starsI m struggling to properly describe this book ThinkJohn Tucker Must Die And please, nobody act like you don t know what movie that is because everyone secretly knows what movie that is You know how it s based off of a totally ludicrous plot line that cannot be further from reality, but it s executed in such a spectacularly entertaining manner that you love the movie, the cast, and everything about it Yeah, this is just like that The plot is nuts, the characters are nuts, everything is n [...]


  13. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick Dirty A fun, witty YA contemporary read with a paranormal twist and a good message.Opening Sentence I HATE THIS SCHOOL.The Review Jeff has just recently moved to Santa Monica and has to start a new school His family moved to Hollywood so his mom could pursue her dreams of being an actress He is going to a private school full of rich kids, and horrible uniforms On his first day things start to look up when he sees a very hot girl laying on the floor blow [...]


  14. Genre Teen Fiction Okay, I really didn t read this book, but I did start it I was not a huge fan of Aprilynne Pike s first book series Wings it was okay, but not terribly compelling and I got tired but when I heard about this book, I was intrigued Here is the premise Teenage boy Jeff moves to new school and finds that he is the only person that can see Kimberlee, a former student at the school Kimberlee died a year ago but is unable for some reason to move on She decides that she needs Jeff s he [...]


  15. Today I saw this book in the library.I picked it up and read the blurb, I thought Okay, the story sounds almost interesting Although it also reeks of Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver And then I looked at the cover again, and was reminded who the author of this book is Aprilynne Pike.Aprilynne Pike, who wrote the god awful Wings series.Aprilynne Pike, who supplied us with Mary Sues, silly love triangles, anti feminism, unrealistic love interests, cardboardcut villains, nonexistent plots and meaning [...]


  16. More of my reviews at The Cozy Reading CornerWow Life After Theft was really amazing in a totally unexpected way After seeing the cover and reading the synopsis, I was expecting a light hearted, slightly funny read about a klepto ghost And I while I still got a slightly funny read about a klepto ghost, it was in no way light hearted and I loved it The story is told from Jeff s point of view he s the new kid who just moved to Santa Monica from Phoenix I absolutely loved Jeff He was one of those v [...]


  17. When I started Life After Theft I thought it was going to be a light beachy sort of read It was not what I expected and upon finishing something felt off to me I later found out Life After Theft was meant to be a modern retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel, a story I ve never read, and that may be one of the reasons I didn t enjoy this .Jeff moves from Phoenix to a new school in California, on his first day he sees the ghost of Kimberlee, the girl who used to rule the school and was universally re [...]


  18. After being severely disappointed by the last few YA titles, I started LIFE AFTER THEFT with some trepidation My worry was unfounded as I found this book to be quite a treatFE AFTER THEFT is told from the point of view of Jeff yay, for a male point of view He s new to school and all he s worried about is fitting in On his first day he finds a girl laying on the floor Being the nice guy sort he asks what s up and to his suprise the girl starts freaking out over the fact he can see her Poor Jeff t [...]


  19. I haven t read anything by Aprilynne Pike so when I saw Life After Theft at the library and read the blurb I thought I would give it ago and I really enjoyed it However I must say I really don t like this cover On to the review, I thought Life After Theft was a fun, funny, quirky read with a serious side thrown in to make for an good read Life After Theft s protagonist is a male called Jeff and I usually struggle with male voices leading the story but in Aprilynne Pike s Life After Theft I reall [...]


  20. I wanted so much to love this book, but there were so many issues that made me uncomfortable as a reader, school librarian, and even as a writer, that I couldn t Of course, as with many books, I was drawn to the cover The girl is fun looking and the shadow in her glasses intriguing, so I was immediately disappointed to find the story told from a boy s point of view albeit, most of the time he sounded like a girl, and had waaay to much internal dialogue to be believable as a boy and to find that [...]


  21. Totally unexpected I loved the voice of the narrator It was different being in a guy s head and I found it really fun The characters were all very likable, which was surprising since they would not be the types that I would have been friends with in high school It proves that everyone has a story and deserves a little bit of sympathy.


  22. Did not finish.I almost never DNF This book beat me It was just awful in every way Juvenile prose, irritating characters, banal plot, nothing worked at all.


  23. It took a couple of chapters for me to really get into this book, but in the end it was actually rather good The whole plot of this book is great and the resolution had enough description that the book actually ended quite well.


  24. Due to copy paste, some formatting has been lost You can find the entire review on Skye s Scribblings here.Genre Young Adult ParanormalRating Older Teen language, sensuality bordering on sexuality, sexual innuendo Told First Person Jeff , Past TenseCover I originally didn t like it, but it grew on me and now I hate to get rid of my ARC because I love it so much.Writing The voice was very realistic, which made for slow and sluggish pacing for me I like every sentence to have a reason, and I didn [...]


  25. When people get stolen from, they don t just lose their stuff They lose a piece of their security, their ability to believe things are right in the world But for a very few times when their belongings are returned It s amazing They get their confidence back and sometimes than they had before What is Life After Theft is all about A new Guy at a new school.The Ghost of the school s former Queen B.And a cave of stolen stuffs.On the first few chapters of reading I thought it greatly reminds me of T [...]


  26. Release Date 30th April 2013Moving to a new high school sucks Especially a rich kid private school With uniforms But nothing is worse than finding out the first girl you meet is dead And a klepto No one can see or hear Kimberlee except Jeff, so in hopes of bringing an end to the snarkiest haunting in history he agrees to help her complete her unfinished business But when the enmity between Kimberlee and Jeff s new crush, Sera, manages to continue posthumously, Jeff wonders if he s made the right [...]


  27. Oh boy This one wasdifficult to say the least As I love retellings of any sort, I was really looking forward to Life After Theft I didn t have much luck with any of Pike s previous works, really nothing earthshattering, at least, so I was hoping this work would change my mind Unfortunately, Life After Theft just wasn t for me to put it lightly.While the cross gender narration wasn t too terrible Pike makes for a semi convincing boy in terms of 1st person POV voice, which was a real surprise for [...]


  28. We start out with typical teenager thoughts from a typical teenage boy Jeff, the main character though it could be argued that Kimberlee is the main character, but we ll get to that later has just moved from Phoenix, Arizona to California His dad recently became pretty rich so he is now enrolled in a private school where hoodies and jeans are traded for uniforms These are all pretty standard teenager problems.And then he meets Kimberlee A ghost A kleptomaniac ghost Yep, those exist.I absolutely [...]


  29. Life After Theft is only 1.99 on BN as of today My mind is officially blown To set the record clean, I have never been a fan of books with ghosts in them Only in books such as Harry Potter do I make an exception, and even then Nearly Headless Nick doesn t exactly play an essential part in the story, unlike the ghost, Kimberlee, in Life After Theft So, needless to say, my expectation weren t incredibly high And yet, I loved this book entirely too much I even loved the ghost aspect.The first thing [...]


  30. Check out of my reviews at Singing and Reading in the Rain As my first novel by Aprilynne Pike, I have to say I m really pleased and surprised with Life After Theft, and I definitely will be looking forward to her other novels.Life After Theft centers around a ghost named Kimberlee who wants to move on to heaven or hell and is stuck in between life and death right now This is where our narrator Jeff comes in What Aprilynne Pike accomplishes so successfully is developing a compelling male voice [...]


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