Sneak Thief by Faith Harkey is about a girl from a damaged family whose mysterious gift for taking away others' pain helps her build a new life for herself....
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Sneak Thief Reviews
being southern, getting redeemedSneak Thief is pretty much all about real life. A very small town called Sass, Georgia, a truly fractured parent-child relationship, the craziness ("loco") of addictions and compulsions, community support and accountability, new beginnings and an open future for every character in the book. All this begins with a meeting at a laundromat, follows with the casual creation of a treasure map, toward the end becomes strongly symbolized by the birth of a new human baby and the impending arrival of a bovine baby. Author Faith Harkey (who styles herself "magical realist") tells the story of a southern summer from the viewpoint of central character 12-year old Hush—not her given name, but Belle's real name, nevertheless. Kicker on the cover asks "Can you ever go back on the bad stuff you've done?" The almost but not quite chance connections between people that keep happening and interweaving lead to what otherwise would have been impossible outcomes for Hush and into life-giving community for everyone. But can anyone go back on all that bad stuff? No one can rewind time, but if a person risks admits their wrongs – even almost accidentally – acknowledges their helplessness (good old 12-step stuff), takes some responsibility and lets others in, most of the bad stuff can be transformed and redeemed.As a reviewer I try not to reveal much of any novel's timeline (besides, that's more for a book report than a review), but I'd love everyone to know more about Hush's friends, family, future, and the small town she calls home, so please get Sneak Thief the book! I'm waiting for a sequel, yes I surely am.