Con Academy by Joe SchreiberCon Academy by Joe Schreiber

Con Academy

byJoe Schreiber

Paperback | October 25, 2016

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"Pure fun, deliciously convoluted and full of surprises." - Horn Book

Grifting is a time-honored family business for the high school senior Will Shea. This time, he's finagled his way into one of New England's most elite prep schools . . . and finds he's not the only scholarship student with a secret. Will (not really an orphan from the Marshall Islands) and Andrea Dufresne (not really an orphan from Herzegovina) make a bet: Whoever can con Brandt Rush, obnoxious bully and student billionaire, out of $50,000 first gets to stay at the school undiscovered. Will has a poker con in the works, but will his boozy father and his floozy blow the whole charade?&nbsp
Joe Schreiber is the best-selling author of the YA novels Perry's Killer Playlist and Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick . He also wrote middle grade novels Lenny Cyrus, School Virus ; Game Over, Pete Watson ; and several New York Times best-selling adult novels. He lives in Palmyra, Pennsylvania.
Title:Con AcademyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:October 25, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544813553

ISBN - 13:9780544813557


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute Nice plot line, interesting twists and fast paced.
Date published: 2018-01-06

Editorial Reviews

This is an ideal teen quick pick-short and clever, with just a tinge of bitterness in Will's voice to sell his character-and pure catnip for caper fans." -Bulletin "Quick and entertaining, this comic romp fulfills its promising setup." -Kirkus "This novel successfully mirrors such films as Ocean's Eleven as well as Mission Impossible and makes the text accessible to a younger audience? humorous and intriguing." -School Library Journal "Schreiber's plot is pure fun, deliciously convoluted and full of surprises." -Horn Book Magazine "A fast-paced, humor-laced, action packed romp with great appeal for fans of mysteries, heists, underdogs, and Robin Hood-style justice." -Booklist "