Imagine a lion hunting you down, and you are in a crossroad where you do not know which way to go. Intriguing as the title suggests, The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood portrays an orphan, Widge, who travels to London with a decision to either follow his master, the “lion”, to steal Shakespeare’s Hamlet, or to escape and join the players in The Globe, Shakespeare’s theater. The interesting side of this novel is when the climactic point of the story turns the plot upside down, but in a good way. When he decided to run away, Widge has to fight the internal conflict of escaping his master’s supervision. Although he tries to escape, part of him continues to be in search for the playbook. In my opinion, the plot was somewhat predictable, but I believe it is fascinating to see how authors twist their stories, especially this one.