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Son of the Mob

Awards

  • Winner, Pacific Northwest Library Association, Young Reader's Choice, 2004
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2004
  • Commended, American Library Association, Best of the Best, 2003

Son of the Mob Canadian Title

By Gordon Korman   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9780439967556 Paperback
272 Pages | 5.04" x 7.73" | Ages 12 & Up

It would seem that Vince Luca is just like any other high school guy, but there is one thing that sets him apart from other kids — his father happens to be the head of a powerful crime organization.

Sure, Vince's family connections come in handy for certain things (like when teachers are afraid to give him a bad grade), but it can put a serious crimp in your dating life! How do you explain to your girlfriend what your father does for a living?

When Vince finally meets a girl who seems worth the trouble, her father turns out to be the FBI agent who has been watching Vince's family for years and wants to put his father away for good.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Son of the Mob:

"With its razor sharp dialogue and bullet-fast pace, this tale could fly on either the small or big screen, yet it makes a page-turner of a novel. Funny and unexpectedly affecting, this will grab — and hold onto — even the most reluctant of readers." —Publishers Weekly

"Gordon Korman's new YA novel, Son of the Mob, is a comically winning combination of The Sopranos and Romeo and Juliet." —Quill & Quire