Graphic Novel Review: Cat Burglar Black

Graphic Novel Review: Cat Burglar BlackCat Burglar Black by Richard Sala
Published by Macmillan on September 1st 2009
Genres: Graphic Novel
Pages: 128

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.

I’ll be looking for more in this series for future reads.
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One response to “Graphic Novel Review: Cat Burglar Black

  1. Emily a.k.a WilowRaven : )

    This looks good. I need more Graphic Novels for the challenge this year. Thanks! 🙂

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