- Short-listed, Stellar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2006
- Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2005
Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443124706 Ebook
272 Pages | Ages 9 & Up
Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9780439952422 Paperback
272 Pages | 5" x 7.71" | Ages 12 & Up
Vince Luca is in heaven . . . he's off to Los Angeles, to attend the University of Santa Monica's film school. College should be fantastic, and he is more thrilled about being 3,000 miles away from his mob family. As it turns out, college brings its own problems: from other film students moving in on his girl, to a kleptomaniac roommate, to having to get a job on campus to help pay tuition. It's a fair amount to handle, though nothing Vince couldn't easily manage — if he didn't keep finding himself with unexpected guests from the East Coast. It seems Vince's dad may just be ready to expand operations to L.A.
With the popularity of shows such as "The Sopranos," the mafia is a topic of intrigue for young adults. The fast-paced plot, hilarious dialogue and Korman's keen understanding of teen issues, made this a bestseller and a critical success.
"Witty, fast and fun." —CM Magazine
Praise for Son of the Mob:
"With its razor sharp dialogue and bullet-fast pace, this tale could fly on either the small or big screen, yet it makes a page-turner of a novel. Funny and unexpectedly affecting, this will grab — and hold onto — even the most reluctant of readers." —Publishers Weekly
"Gordon Korman's new YA novel, Son of the Mob, is a comically winning combination of The Sopranos and Romeo and Juliet." —Quill & Quire