"Winner, IP Picks 09 Best First Book.
The Secret Stealer is a creative and well-crafted fantasy story for young adults, and takes the reader on an entertaining ride as it looks at magic curses, good and evil, and the challenges of dealing with the adult world.
An exceptionally well-written, engrossing, compelling and easy to read novel. Jessica Webster’s characters are believable and fully developed, and the storyline is absorbing and exciting.
Humour flows throughout the piece, quirky and always clever, and invests the story with liveliness, originality and charm."