Friday, April 02, 2010

Cat Burglar Black by Richard Sala

Cat Burglar Black tells the story of K. She is an orphan who has lived a fairly difficult childhood. One day, she is invited to a mansion by her aunt, whom she hasn't seen in a very long time. When she gets there, she finds three other girls at a mysterious academy her aunt runs. Only one issue: her aunt is very ill and the staff of the academy have taken it over while her aunt is laying in bed. They begin to train K to become an expert burglar, which they have already been doing with the other three girls. They have to steal paintings from around the village to solve a mystery hundreds of years old.

This book was fairly interesting. The plot was a little slow at certain points of the story, yet it was still captivating and I was excited to see how the book would end. The artwork was slightly distracting, as it was drawn in an intentionally unpolished style. I got used to it after awhile, but I found it somewhat hard to concentrate on the story with the drawings the way they were. I would recommend this book to fans of other graphic novels and definitely for fans of spy stories.

Reviewer Age:15
Reviewer City, State and Country: Westerville, OH United States