Bank Job was inspired by a newspaper account of three teens who robbed seven banks in Vancouver.
“A satisfying moral tale…described in gripping detail. The effects of peer pressure and the desire to please those we love and admire are clearly illustrated. While not condoning robbery, Heneghan and Charles make valuable points about the importance of family, especially family of choice, in young people’s lives.” (Booklist20090403)
”The crime adventure component of the plot—written in spare, easily accessible prose, skilfully executed and paced—makes for an involving, suspenseful read, particularly for younger readers.” (Ottawa Citizen 20090721)
“[Heneghan and Charles] do a good job of creating tension and keeping us wondering if (and when) something will go horribly wrong. The pacing is right and the details realistic enough to give the story plausibility.” (Quill & Quire )
“A concise and fast-paced novel ideal for reluctant readers.” (Resource Links )
“[Heneghan and Charles] convincingly portray shockingly contemporary adolescent social behaviour while upholding the dominant moral position that such behaviour is problematic … Smoothly written, carefully paced, and convincingly plotted… Recommended.” (CM Magazine)
“This straightforward choice for junior high readers has a good balance of action tempered with morality and the unusual addition of adults who really seem to know what is going on.” (Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group )