Article Title

The Classy Crooks Club


Aylea Stephens


Excellent, Intermediate, Alison Cherry, Family, Grandparents, Secrets, Heist, Summer

Document Type

Book Review


The last thing AJ wants to do is spend the summer with her strict, old-fashioned grandmother, but she doesn't have a choice. Things get more interesting for her when she realizes that her grandmother's bridge club is not an ordinary bridge club. Instead they are a heist club, and these ladies could use her smaller, younger self to help them accomplish their goals. At first the capers seem like fun, harmless adventures, but AJ soon realizes that what they are doing is simply thievery and she has to question her ethics and loyalty to family and friends as the stakes get higher and friendships and honesty are harder to maintain in her new life. When some of her choices put her in a dangerous situation she has to use her new skills to get herself out of trouble and move on to better things.