Counterfeit Son by Elaine Marie AlphinCounterfeit Son by Elaine Marie Alphin

Counterfeit Son

byElaine Marie Alphin

Paperback | January 18, 2010

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Cameron Miller is pretending to be someone he isn't. When he began presenting himself as Neil Lacey, it was the only way he could think of to distance himself from what Pop had done, to finally climb out of his nightmarish existence. He thought it would be easy - playing the rich kid, sailing his boat - but he didn't count on Cougar. Now Cougar, his father's old accomplice, has tracked Cameron down and presented an ultimatum: Share the wealth or be exposed. Will Cameron give up his new identity to protect Neil's family? Or will he let his search for a new life destroy those around him?
ELAINE MARIE ALPHIN (1955-2014) was the author of many acclaimed novels for teen readers, including Simon Says and Counterfeit Son, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. She also wrote numerous books for younger readers and more than two hundred articles for children's magazines.
Title:Counterfeit SonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.54 inPublished:January 18, 2010Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547258534

ISBN - 13:9780547258539

Appropriate for ages: 14


Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a great novel This novel is good. The story line is good. It's heart warming and nice. Anybody who is 14 and up should read it.
Date published: 2015-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from greatest book I just want to say that this was the greatest book i have ever read. It left me unable to put the book down till i reached the the unexpected ending. It had the right amount of gore to it. Overall it was an amazing book.
Date published: 2003-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from stunning this poor boy has a absolutely evil dad who kidnaps boys and does bad things with them before killing them. the son gets away and goes to live with one of the dead boys families. the book is about how he deals with pretending to be this kid. not too many to make it to confusing but just the right amount of twists and turns to keep it exciting. you can literally feel the pain of the boy when it shows flashback of what happened to him in that house. but the only bad thing is it makes you relise how many perverts are really out there in the world. recommended to anyone that can withstand a good dose of reality but not for younger kids. overall a great book that definitely deserves a 5 out of 5.
Date published: 2002-08-10

Editorial Reviews

"A highly original novel that is remarkable for its outstanding descriptive narrative and brilliant emotional portrait of a troubled young victim....will leave readers thinking about this novel for days."