Lydia’s last thought before darkness closed over her mind was that the strange, swirling storm had trapped her. Would it ever let her go? Fleeing onto the moors when she is unfairly accused of being a thief an extraordinary storm suddenly whirls twelve-year-old Lydia into the future – a computer-dominated future where her home town is ruled by a cruel tyrant. As Lydia struggles to get back to her own time, she discovers she must face a terrible confrontation . . .


40 reviews for “Thief!

  1. I LOVE YOUR BOOK THE THIEF IT IS FAB .I read your book the thief every day in scool and every one thins it is great .

  2. This was the first of your books that I read. I remember taking it out from the library as a child, around 10 years old. I was engrossed with it, but then forgot who the author was when the book was returned. The next few times I searched high and low for the book, desperate to read more like it. Eventually, I found it, along with A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E and Hacker. Since then, you were always my favourite author throughout my teenage years. I am now 22, and re-reading the Noughts and Crosses series for the first time in a few years, and I am struck by how your writing still manages to inspire me. Thank you.

  3. Our Year 6 class think Thief is EPIC!!! We love it!! We love it so much we think you should turn it into a movie so we can visualise the characters and surroundings even more!!

  4. We are reading it in school and what we have read so far is really. Good I love this book about a girl called Lydia who’s just moved to tarwich from London and gets accused of theft and when nothing can get worse she’s caught in a freak storm

  5. We are reading it in school and what we have read so far is really. Good I love this book about a girl called Lydia who’s just moved to tarwich from London and gets accused of theft and when nothing can get worse she’s caught in a freak storm the rest I won’t give away get the book and read it its great

  6. I’ve read thief, hacker, and cloud busting. They’r all brilliant. I would definately recomend them.

  7. I like it a lot I read it with school and then read up on Malorie and found the noughts and crosses series. I like all the books that I’ve read by her THANK YOU

  8. It was a book I really enjoyed. When I started reading, it was so good, I read it as soon as I could. My mum had to take it off me!

  9. Looooove it so far reading it with my school so good sad story gets better and she knows who set her up that’s where I have got to no one say anymore

  10. Thief gripped me from the first page with suspicion and after Lydia got caught in the freak storm I was even more engrossed. I used a passage from this book even for my drama exam

  11. it was just impossible NOT to finish it in one day! i was totally intrigued by it and it is now one of my favourite books.

  12. I just couldn’t stop reading! Loved it from the first page to the last. This was the second book of yours I read after Hacker and I can’t wait to read more! Truly amazing work, turning a young girls school crisis into a gripping adventure. Loved it so much! 😀

  13. My class are loving this book and are getting very involved in what is happening to poor Lydia! They can’t wait for me to read them more and I am really enjoying reading it with them.

  14. It is an abosutley amazing book its amazing its just absolutely the best book i couldnt stop reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Hi my name is Lidia and i love your book its so interesing and amazing i like the way you make people think that you base your characters and every time you make me smile and everyday you make me read more of your intresting books I really love them please make more and I would read more of them due to the fact you make them excting evrytime i read. So I like the way you said that Lydia did not still the cup and that Anne stole the cup and that Lydia when to the future that was so exciting I want to read more!

  16. I loved your book thief it is just a fantastic book its like seeing the future today but its just fantastic it s a good book could I ask you a question does Anne get in trouble for stealing the cup because I havent finished the book but almost finished and it is realy exciting.

  17. I loved your book also it,s a great book I think your book thief is good but there is just one bit of the book that I do not like it,s when old Lidia says we should kill Mickey and show his mum what we have done it,s that bit I do not like because she was to kill him and was to show his mum that,s not nice but the rest I love when lidai might run away I love it so much and thanks so much for writing it thanks.

  18. I think your book is amazing I like the way Lydia was just a girl in school and she has adventures we have been reading the book in school due to the fact it is a bit gruesone my mate in school thinks it is intresting.

  19. HI MY NAME IS TOMMY AND MY FRIEND’S NAME IS ALEX WE ARE PUPILS IN YEAR SIX.

    WE HAVE BEEN READING YOUR WONDERFUL BOOK CALLED THIEF. IT IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS EVER WRITTEN.
    IT IS VERY POPULAR IN OUR YEAR
    AND WE ARE VERY EAGER TO READ OTHER MALORIE BLACKMAN BOOKS
    THE BEST BIT IS THE NIGHT GUARDS WHEN THEY SHOOT LYDIA.

  20. I loved your book it was the best book ever.When I read the book I felt sad but when I read the book I felt very happy. We are pupils at Slade Green.We have been listening to your book.we are very happy to read the book it is the best book the book is very popular we are very happy about your book. I liked your book very much

  21. I am reading it and I instantly fell in love it took over all my TV time and made me want to read more , one of Malorie’s best books.

  22. Amazing book I read in class with my friends lots of twists it is like lots of cliffhangers.
    x

  23. This book whirls you into the story. When you read each chapter you want to read more and more.I love it

  24. i just finished this book and i was amazing, i loved the plot twist towards the end, keep this up Malorie your great!!!

  25. Malorie Blackman fills her books with excitement and wonderment.
    In lakeside primary we have all Malorie Blackman books and enjoy reading them very much!!!!!

  26. Hi my name is Opeyemi and I go to St John FIsher School RC. I absolutely adore and love all your books they are just so amazing.You Inspire me to become an author such as your self. I hope I’m able to keep the readers in suspense like you and make them want to read more hope you read this

    Yours sincerely
    Opeyemi

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