To Catch a Cheat: A Jackson Greene Novel by Varian Johnson

To Catch a Cheat: A Jackson Greene Novel

byVarian Johnson

Kobo ebook | January 26, 2016

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When a video frames Jackson Greene and his friends for a crime they didn't commit, Gang Greene battles the blackmailers in this sequel to the acclaimed The Great Greene Heist. Jackson Greene is riding high. He is officially retired from conning, so Principal Kelsey is (mostly) off his back. His friends have great new projects of their own. And he's been hanging out a lot with Gaby de la Cruz, so he thinks maybe, just maybe, they'll soon have their first kiss. Then Jackson receives a link to a faked security video that seems to show him and the rest of Gang Greene flooding the school gym. The jerks behind the video threaten to pass it to the principal -- unless Jackson steals an advance copy of the school's toughest exam. So Gang Greene reunites for their biggest job yet. To get the test adn clear their names, they'll have to outrun the school's security cameras, outwit a nosy member of the Honor Board, and outmaneuver the blackmailers while setting a trap for them in turn. And as they execute another exciting caper full of twists and turns, they'll prove that sometimes it takes a thief to catch a cheat.

Varian Johnson is the author of five novels, including The Great Greene Heist, which was an ALA Notable Children’s Book, a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2014, and a Texas Library Association Lone Star List selection; and Saving Maddie. He lives with his wife and daughters near Austin, Texas. Please visit his website at o...
Title:To Catch a Cheat: A Jackson Greene NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 26, 2016Publisher:Scholastic Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545722411

ISBN - 13:9780545722414


Editorial Reviews

Praise for To Catch a Cheat:“An intricate plot, fast-paced action, short chapters, and changing perspectives characterize this smartly structured tale[.] [Johnson] smoothly introduces the main characters and back story…he also offers a convincing portrayal of a likable and highly diverse group of geeky middle-school students, eager to outwit the bad guys, authority, and sometimes one another. A satisfying stand-alone sequel; new readers and old friends will be hoping for further adventures.” — Kirkus, starred reviewPraise for The Great Greene Heist *“ The lively (and racially diverse) cast of characters and the intricate plot will make this a story to read again for the sheer fun of it all.”  —The Horn Book Magazine, starred review*“ The elaborate bait and switch of this fast-paced, funny caper novel will surprise its readers as much as the victims.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review