The Great Greene Heist

The Great Greene Heist

Book - 2015
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Jackson Greene has a reputation as a prankster at Maplewood Middle School, but after the last disaster he is trying to go straight--but when it looks like Keith Sinclair may steal the election for school president from Jackson's former best friend Gabriela, he assembles a team to make sure Keith does not succeed.
Publisher: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2015, 2014
ISBN: 9780545525534
9780545525527
Branch Call Number: J JOH
Characteristics: 226 p. ;,22 cm

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AL_BRIDGET Aug 24, 2016

Entertaining and quick read with an engaging heist. I liked the Ocean's 11 vibe, the characters are endearing, and it's just a fun read!

amykduffy Oct 08, 2014

Finally, a light-hearted choice for diverse middle-school readers! Fast-paced, short chapters; fun caper plot; well-developed girl and guy characters including tech geeks, athletes and brainy cheerleaders. Even though the main characters break a lot of rules, they stick to an admirable code of ethics. For once I hope this turns into a series because you can hand this to kids of all backgrounds and they'll love it.

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Aug 20, 2014

If you don't take this book too seriously: you'll enjoy it more. Diverse group of kids get together to pull off con. I liked the main male character, who seemed real and believable.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jul 23, 2014

With its fun cover, great premise, and kicky writing complete with twist, this book fulfills the childhood desire for autonomy while also knocking down stereotypes left and right. That it’s like nothing else out there for kids today is a huge problem. Let us hope, then, that it is a sign of more of the same to come.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jul 23, 2014

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 14

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jul 23, 2014

Since The Blitz at the Fitz the former con king Jackson Greene has gone straight. Trained in the art of conning by his own grandfather, Jackson’s the kind of guy you’d want on your side when things go down. Yet he seems perfectly content to put that all behind him, just tending the flowers of his garden club like he’s a normal kid or something. Normal, that is, before he gets wind that something shady is going on and it involves the upcoming school election. Gabriela de la Cruz (a.k.a. Gabby), the girl he inadvertently betrayed, is running for Class President against the ruthless Keith Sinclair. Worse? It looks like Sinclair and his dad have the principal in their pocket and that no matter what Gabby does she’ll be facing a defeat. Now it’s time for Greene to come out of retirement and assemble a crack team to use Keith and the principal’s worst instincts to their ultimate advantage. All it’s going to take is the greatest con Maplewood Middle School has ever seen.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jul 23, 2014

“Boys like you are always up to one thing or another.”

“He hoped she meant something like ‘boys named Jackson’ or ‘boys who are tall,’ but he suspected her generalizations implied something else.”

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