Photo of Aprilynne Pike, courtesy Georgia Cranston/Gypsy Rae Photography#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Aprilynne Pike

Kimberlee Schaffer thinks she’s doomed to an afterlife of boredom, stuck haunting the halls of her high school for eternity . . . until the day she meets Jeff. He’s the only person who’s ever been able to see Kimberlee, so she needs him to help with her unfinished business. When she was alive, Kimberlee wasn’t just a mean girl; she was also a complete kleptomaniac. If Jeff wants to avoid being haunted until graduation, he’ll have to help her return everything she stole. But Jeff soon discovers that it’s much easier to steal something than it is to bring it back.

Paying for your mistakes takes on a whole new meaning in this clever and exhilarating modern retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Book cover of Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike

Praise for Life After Theft

“Pike develops the pleasantly fractious relationship between Jeff and Kimberlee in Jeff’s earthy, humorous first-person. This brisk, down-to-earth thriller should appeal equally to male and female readers.”


“Jeff’s journey to real empathy takes on issues crucial and relevant to teens: the price of popularity, the importance of being true to one’s beliefs, and the need to stand up for others.”


“A whirlwind adventure full of secrets, lies, unlikely friendships, and romance.”

–School Library Journal

“You’ll be laughing out loud at Pike’s unusual and snarky characters. Her heroine, a ghost who was definitely no angel while alive, and a do-gooder hero are hysterical and real. A plot delving into the harsh world of popularity, addiction and bullying lends depth. A winner.”

–Sabrina Cooper, Romantic Times

Book cover of Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike (UK Edition)