Published by Macmillan on September 1st 2009
Genres: Graphic Novel
K. Westree: Teen Cat Burglar
When K. Westree arrivse at Bellsong Academy, she thinks she's left her cat-burgling past behind her. But K. soon discovers the school has a mystery of its own, a hidden treasure left behind by its founder, and she's the only one who has a hope of finding it. As she resumes her cat-burgling in an attempt to discover the school's secrets, K. begins to question if a normal life is really what she wants.
I like the back story of Cat Burglar Black – although it rings not far from the classic Dickens tale Oliver Twist. The character K herself is quick-witted and smart – going along with the teachers at Bellsong Academy until she can figure out what is going on. I do wonder at the age-level for this book because of the possibilities of what happened to the girls who go missing.
The graphics are a fun mix of Archie type comics only with a darker plot. The font was interesting for this novel, a little more fancy than you usually see in a graphic novel.
Overall I think this would be recommended for a bit of an older reader – 5th grade and up.