Lawless: Book 1 by Jeffrey SalaneLawless: Book 1 by Jeffrey Salane

Lawless: Book 1

byJeffrey Salane

Paperback | February 24, 2015

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The right school for kids on the wrong side of the law.

M Freeman has been homeschooled her entire life. So M has no idea just how unusual her education has been - not until she leaves home to attend the prestigious (and mysterious) Lawless School.

Suddenly, it's very clear to M that her tutors have been preparing her all along for a life of crime. She excels at escape tactics. She's a whiz at spotting forgeries. Her years of piano lessons pay off when picking pockets and cracking safes.

M's newfound talent for criminal mischief soon brings her to the attention of the Masters, the secretive school's most secretive clique. M's interest in the Masters is personal - joining this international dishonour society is her best chance to learn the truth about her father's life . . . and his death. But when her first real-world heist goes wrong, M is left wondering: Is there truly honour among thieves?

Jeffrey Salane's first novel is full of twists and turns, reveals and reversals. Spoiling the ending for your friends would be criminal!

Jeffrey Salane grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, but moved north to study in Massachusetts and New York City. After spending many years playing in many bands, he now works as an editor and writer, and lives with his family in Brooklyn. Visit him at
Title:Lawless: Book 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.57 × 5.27 × 0.67 inPublished:February 24, 2015Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545450306

ISBN - 13:9780545450300


Read from the Book

From LAWLESS:Ms. Watts clicked her ballpoint pen, and a slight humming sound whirred within the room. Ms. Watts's expression did not change, but her shoulders tensed faintly."Ms. Freeman, I'm going to go off record for a moment, which is why I've excused Ms. Smith from this room. If you repeat anything I say from this moment on, I will deny everything. I knew your father. I knew him very well. You are your father's daughter, and I hope you'll understand in time why I'm telling you this. Forget the Lawless School. Forget everything that just happened. Walk out that door, do not talk to Ms. Smith, get in your car, and go home. Do not open that envelope I've handed you. Burn it and scatter the ashes."Click went the ballpoint pen again, and the humming was gone as quickly as it started.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for LAWLESS:An IRA-CBC Children's Choice 2014 Reading List selectionFinalist for the 2014 Children's Choice Book Awards"Lawless is fast moving and fun." - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL"Readers will be caught up in M's training and adventures and will read late into the night to find out what happens next." - BOOKLIST"Readers who enjoy action adventure stories will want to delve into this book." - LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION