Book: The Occasional Diamond Thief (The Unintentional Adventures of Kia and Agatha Book 1) by J. A. McLachlancategories: Book, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Secret, Thief, Futuristic Novel, Spiritual and Metaphysical, Mystery, Speculative Fiction, Strong Female Protagonist, Black Protagonist, Coming of Age
Jane Ann McLachlanabout this book: The Occasional Diamond Thief is a young adult/coming-of-age novel set in the distant future. It's written so teens and their parents can both enjoy it and discuss the choices and issues the protagonist faces.
I was a college professor of ethics before I became a full-time writer, and what always interests me in a novel are the moral choices and dilemmas that the characters must deal with. Right at the beginning of this novel, Kia faces a big one. Her father, on his deathbed, shows her where he has hidden a little leather pouch, which he gives to her. After his death she opens it to find an incredible and priceless diamond. Only they are poor, and he had hidden it -- and Kia wonders, did my father steal this diamond?
If you found out that someone you loved might have done something wrong in their past-- would you keep their secret, or would you tell it?
If you found out that your father was a thief, would you report him? Or would you follow in his footsteps, learn his trade?
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