A star-crossed, action-packed tale of romance from bestselling author Gordon Korman

Vince Luca is just like any other high school guy. His best friend, Alex, is trying to score vicariously through him; his brother is a giant pain; and his father keeps bugging him to get motivated. There is just one thing that really sets him apart from other kids — his father happens to be the head of a powerful crime organization.

Needless to say, Vince's family's connections can put a serious crimp in his dating life. How is he supposed to explain to a girl what his father does for a living? But when Vince finally meets a girl who seems to be worth the trouble, her family turns out to be the biggest problem of all. Because father is an FBI agent — the one who wants to put Vince's father away for good.

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Praise

An ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults
An ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
"A fast-paced, tightly focused story."—The Horn Book
"[An] expertly plotted escapade."—Booklist
"Funny and unexpectedly affecting."—Publishers Weekly
PRAISE FOR JAKE, REINVENTED

"A compelling investigation of the transience of charisma and the flimsy underpinnings of popularity."


Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
PRAISE FOR JAKE, REINVENTED

"Korman's reworking of The Great Gatsby places the action in a modern framework, which makes it more recognizable for today's readers and may lead them to the classic. Teens will find deeper issues to consider about popularity, being true to one's self, and taking responsibility for one's actions as they relate to the setting and characters."

Booklist
PRAISE FOR THE JUVIE THREE

An ALSCA Notable Book, 2009

PRAISE FOR THE JUVIE THREE

* "[T]hese kids are living minute to minute, where one false step may haunt them forever. . . . [B]e prepared for high demand."

Booklist, starred review
PRAISE FOR THE JUVIE THREE

* "There's lots to relish here."

Kliatt, starred review
PRAISE FOR THE JUVIE THREE

"This novel is signature Korman."

School Library Journal
PRAISE FOR BORN TO ROCK

* "This one . . . has the goods to go platinum."

Publishers Weekly, starred review
PRAISE FOR BORN TO ROCK

* "Another wild, funny adventure from Korman, who knows how to please his YA audience."

Kliatt, starred review
PRAISE FOR BORN TO ROCK

"Laugh-out-loud funny, honest, hot and sweet."Kirkus Reviews
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