Need more strong female characters with a hunger for danger? Ally Carter has you covered. Her website has all you need to know about Heist Society, Gallagher Girls, and Carters other works.
Heist Society's U.K. website is somewhat different from the U.S. website. And we don't just mean that it calls an "excerpt" an "extract."
After making her 2009 directorial debut in Whip It, Drew Barrymore was hired to direct the feature film adaptation of Heist Society. While not as bone-crunchingly thrilling as roller derby, an epic museum heist should fulfill Drew's thirst for action.
Ally Carter might not be a spy or a thief (at least that's what she tells us), but she sure knows how to write about them. In this interview, she reveals a few trade secrets about Heist Society, including her favorite characters and the inspiration behind the novel.
In this fan-sourced interview, Ally Carter answers questions about her dream movie cast, her favorite spy, and whether or not writing about con artists has made her more paranoid about becoming taken advantage by one.
Ally Carter explains her inspiration for Heist Society in this video. As the person on the other side of the page, she certainly knows what she's talking about.
This fan made trailer cobbles together footage from a variety of heist movies—everything from The Italian Job to The Thomas Crown Affair—to make a Heist Society trailer. These movies are Ally Carter's inspiration, so a girl can dream.
Perhaps Ally Carter really does want to be a thief... here, she reads the audio version of Heist Society. Listen to a sample. We dare you.
While Angels Returning to Heaven is fictional, it might look something like da Vinci's classic Madonna on the Rocks. We think it needs a little more Vogue.
You'll have to use your imagination for this one, too. Two Boys Running Through a Field of Haystacks is also fictional. But with some brainpower (or PhotoShop) you could transform this Renoir painting of a field into the masterpiece dreamt up by Carter.
This little girl is praying to Santa Claus. Maybe if Santa were picking someone's pocket, it would look more like Girl Praying to Saint Nicholas, which features prominently in Heist Society.