Wednesday, January 21, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: THE GREAT GREENE HEIST

THE GREAT GREENE HEIST
Varian Johnson
Scholastic
2014

Available:  Hardcover, paperback, Kindle

Jackson Greene is on his best behavior. No more tricks up his sleeve if he wants to stay in school. One more con and he's endanger of being expelled. He's promised his parents to stay on the straight and narrow. That is until something strange is going on with the student body elections. The principal suddenly lets Keith Sinclair to run for student body president after the deadline to file. Some thing's not right and 
Jackson vows to find out what is up. He assembles a team of fellow students who just happen to have special skills. They devise a plan to make sure the election is run right and every vote is accurately counted. If Jackson and his crew can pull it off, THE GREAT GREENE HEIST will go down in school history.
     This was a fun read, an Ocean's Eleven kind of plot set in junior high. It has everything a con would want: a little almost-romance, fast paced action, and a stellar team of misfits. Best of all it's age appropriate.

Target audience: grades 6-8
Mystery / Suspense: Good
Kid appeal: both boys & girls


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