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Apr 05 2018

Rebellion of thieves: A Robyn Hoodlum adventure by Kekla Magoon

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Bloomsbury, 2018. ISBN 9781681195346
"Robyn Loxley can't rest now that she's the #1 Most Wanted Fugitive, Robyn Hoodlum. The harsh Nott City governor, Ignomus Crown, may have increased the reward for her capture, but this won't stop Robyn from masterminding her biggest mission yet: infiltrating the governor's mansion to rescue her parents. The perfect opportunity arises when the Iron Teen contest comes to Sherwood. If Robyn scores high enough, she'll be invited to a dinner at the mansion. But performing well also puts her directly in Crown's sights. Can she and her crew of misfit friends pull off such a grand scheme?" Publisher.
This is certainly an interesting second book in the series following Shadows of Sherwood. Magoon has very cleverly placed an African American girl in a story set in the future or even possibly another planet altogether. You do need to read the books in order. I like the concept of a modern day Robin Hood and it will certainly appeal to students who are interested in Science Fiction. There were some interesting parts to the plot and the characters we met in Shadows of Sherwood continued to develop.
Magoon has converted the legend into a futuristic version where Robyn meets technology that I dare say has not even been invented yet.
Kathryn Schumacher

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