Thursday, November 5, 2015
Mark of the Thief by Jennifer Nielsen
I am a fan of The False Prince as are most of my students. I had Jennifer Nielsen come to visit my school and she did a great job working with the kids and getting them excited about writing, reading and her books. At that time she had just returned from Italy where she was doing research for this book so I had even more excitement for this release. However, this book did not live up to The False Prince for me. In fact, I didn't care much about Nic nor his friends/helpers and had a hard time just getting through the story at all. Despite my issues with it, Mark of the Thief was selected for a countywide reading program this year and it seems like my students are also less enamored with this book than her previous works. I like the griffin, though.