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Asbury High and the Thief's Gamble Review

Asbury High and the Thief's Gamble

Purple Milk Publishing

February 03, 2020

Mystery - Young Adult


Madeline Isabella Lydia Natalie Cecilia Petrozza, also known as Maddie, moved to Asbury in the second grade. When the town bully makes himself known by picking on a classmate, she stands up to him and quickly creates a bond with Carly, Pilot, and Cornelious.

Seven years later and the dynamic quartet is still an unbreakable crew. Looking forward to their freshman year at Asbury High, homework and who is dating who seems like the most drama they will encounter. Yet, when a string of break-ins occurs in their little town, high school rapidly becomes the least of their worries.

The first of the Asbury High Series, Kelly Brady Channick’s Asbury High and the Thief’s Gamble keeps one guessing. Within the pages, readers find a plotline complete with numerous unknowns along with quirky characters one is bound to connect with. Add in a lack of sexual and religious content as well as only one instance of profanity and the pages keep turning.

Although the characters keep the storyline moving, there are several moments that seem unnecessary and drag the pace down a bit. Include various spelling and grammatical errors and a 4 out of 5 stars is given.

Kelly Brady Channick’s Asbury High and the Thief’s Gamble is a pronounced introduction to the town of Asbury and its residents.

Please read with caution if any of the following may be difficult for you: bullying, broken bones, physical altercations, thievery, hacking, deceit, cheating, gangs, break-ins, alcohol consumption, expulsion, exploitation, divorce, repossession, manipulation, arrested, incarceration.

Thank you to #AsburyHighAndTheThiefsGamble, #AsburyHighSeries, #KellyBradyChannick and #PurpleMilkPublishing for the opportunity to read this book and give my honest review.


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