“The last place you’d expect to find a team of criminals is at a prestigious Philadelphia prep school. But on a class trip to the U.S. Mint – which prints a million new coins every 30 minutes – an overlooked security flaw becomes far too tempting for a small group of students to ignore.
United by dire circumstances, these unlikely allies – the slacker, the nerd, the athlete, and the “perfect” student – band together to attempt the impossible: rob the U.S. Mint. The diverse crew is forced to confront their true beliefs about each other and themselves as they do the wrong thing for the right reasons.
Elisa Ludwig’s Coin Heist is a fun, suspenseful, and compelling thriller, told from the revolving perspectives of four teens, each with their own motive for committing a crime that could change all of their lives for the better—if they can pull it off.”
– Taken from Goodreads
’d like to thank NetGalley and Adaptive Books for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
I was immediately attracted by the blurb. A group of teens planning a coin heist? Sign me in!
They had the reason, they had the ways and they had the nerve to go ahead with it. However, somehow, they story fell a little short of expectations. I was expecting the story to contain some scandal of sorts. I mean, it’s the U.S. Mint! It would’ve been interesting to see the outrage caused by the coin heist linked to the other scandal that kickstarts the story. Besides, even if their ends were noble, I don’t feel they justify the means used to achieve such ends.
As for the characters, it was interesting to see not only their roles in the coin heist plotting, but to also get some glimpses into their lives. They were so different from each other, living in different ways, that it was fascinating to see how it all came together.
The ending was a bit disappointing for me. I thought it was too subdued, too easy somehow.