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The Great Greene Heist

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Publisher Comments:

Jackson Greene swears he's given up scheming. Then  school bully Keith Sinclair announces he's running for Student Council president, against Jackson's former friend Gaby de la Cruz. Gaby wants Jackson to stay out of it — but he knows Keith has "connections" to the principal, which could win him the presidency no matter the vote count.

 

So Jackson assembles a crack team:  Hashemi Larijani, tech genius. Victor Cho, bankroll. Megan Feldman, science goddess. Charlie de la Cruz, reporter. Together they devise a plan that will take down Keith, win Gaby's respect, and make sure the election is done right. If they can pull it off, it will be remembered as the school's greatest con ever — one worthy of the name THE GREAT GREENE HEIST.

Review:

"Jackson Greene, 13, has exhibited 'four months of model behavior,' an amazing feat considering that he naturally tends toward scheming, pranking, and dreaming (it runs in the family). After a kissing incident that's been dubbed 'Mid-Day PDA,' Jackson's friend Gabriela de la Cruz isn't speaking to him. Now Gaby's friends have nominated her for school president, and conniving classmate Keith Sinclair is determined to win the election by any means necessary. Without a second thought, Jackson rounds up computer whiz Hashemi, Gaby's newspaper editor brother Charlie, and several others in an attempt to revive his friendship (and maybe more?) with Gaby and save school clubs that could be cut if Keith is elected. Johnson (Saving Maddie) delivers an exciting Ocean's Eleven — style caper for the middle-school crowd, with third-person narration jumping between the various plotters, who concoct an impressive seven schemes in less than three weeks. While in the big picture, the stakes are low, it's easy to get swept up in the exploits of Johnson's entertaining and diverse crew. Ages 10 — 14. Agent: Sara Crowe, Harvey Klinger. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Varian Johnson is the author of three novels for young adults, including MY LIFE AS A RHOMBUS and SAVING MADDIE. He lives with his wife and daughter near Austin, Texas, where he designs bridges as a civil engineer. Please visit his website at www.varianjohnson.com or follow him on Twitter at @varianjohnson.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780545525527
Author:
Johnson, Varian
Publisher:
Arthur A. Levine Books
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 10 up to 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Jackson Greene, 13, has exhibited 'four months of model behavior,' an amazing feat considering that he naturally tends toward scheming, pranking, and dreaming (it runs in the family). After a kissing incident that's been dubbed 'Mid-Day PDA,' Jackson's friend Gabriela de la Cruz isn't speaking to him. Now Gaby's friends have nominated her for school president, and conniving classmate Keith Sinclair is determined to win the election by any means necessary. Without a second thought, Jackson rounds up computer whiz Hashemi, Gaby's newspaper editor brother Charlie, and several others in an attempt to revive his friendship (and maybe more?) with Gaby and save school clubs that could be cut if Keith is elected. Johnson (Saving Maddie) delivers an exciting Ocean's Eleven — style caper for the middle-school crowd, with third-person narration jumping between the various plotters, who concoct an impressive seven schemes in less than three weeks. While in the big picture, the stakes are low, it's easy to get swept up in the exploits of Johnson's entertaining and diverse crew. Ages 10 — 14. Agent: Sara Crowe, Harvey Klinger. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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