The Crims Review

Title: The Crims
Author: Kate Davies
Series: The Crims #1
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 05 December 2017
Source: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Rating: No Rating (DNF @ page 120)

Goodreads Synpopsis:

The Crim family is full of notorious criminals. Notoriously inept, that is. Uncle Knuckles once tried to steal a carnival. Great-Uncle Bernard held himself hostage by accident. Aunt Drusilla died slipping on a banana peel. But Imogen is different. She was born with a skill for scandal. A knack for the nefarious. A mastery of misdemeanors.


Despite her natural talent for all things unlawful, Imogen got out of the family business years ago. But when the rest of the Crims are accused of pulling off a major heist—which seems doubtful, to say the least—Imogen is forced to step in to clear their names. Because only a truly skilled criminal can prove the bumbling family’s innocence…. 



Book Review:

I am a big fan of middle-grade books but unfortunately, this one wasn't one of my favourites. The story failed to capture my attention despite the fact that I was quite far into the book. The writing lacked pace for but despite that, I enjoyed the humour in the writing. The plot was a little weird for me. The main character, Imogen, is supposed to be twelve but acts as though she is in her late teens whilst everyone around her acted younger than their age. This threw things a little out of whack for me. The plot also seemed as though it was taking a while to get going. However, with that being said, this book isn't intended for my age group and I definitely think that the intended audience will enjoy this book. Thank you to Jonathan Ball Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book!

Yours in Reading,
Melleny

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