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Hollywood Hustle (Son of the Mob #2)

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  1,503 Ratings  ·  140 Reviews
The fast-paced, funny sequel to the best-selling Son of the Mob.

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.

But as it turns out, college brings its own problems: from other film students moving in on his
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Paperback, 268 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Hyperion Paperbacks (first published July 28th 2004)
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Kendra
Sep 02, 2008 Kendra rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: young-adult
Very sarcastic, very hysterical book. I laughed out loud on more than one occasion. You don't have to read the first book, Son of the Mob, in order to read this one. Just pick it up for a nice afternoon laugh.
Skyler
Oct 24, 2012 Skyler rated it it was amazing
Escaping Yourself
The book Son of the Mob was an interesting book; it touched me in some spots, and it really got to me. I thought it was a good book for someone who likes romance, humor, and action all put together. It had that little bit of romance to spice the book up just right, but not so much that the book wasn’t all about a love story. It had an epic father-son connection, one that kept me reading. Really in this book I just never knew what was going to occur until it happened.
The book i
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Jake
Mar 21, 2011 Jake rated it it was amazing
I picked this book because i read the first book and i liked it. The genre of this book is realistic fiction. This book starts out in New York and then Vince and his Girlfriend Kendra move to California. The main Character is Vince Luca and he is kinda tall with brown hair. His Dad (Anthony Luca)is the boss of a mob and he says his buisness is vending machines. During the book Vince is going to college for filming and Kendra is also going to school but at a different and bigger college. Vince's ...more
Luke Sands
May 21, 2015 Luke Sands rated it really liked it
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Tyler Clark
Dec 10, 2010 Tyler Clark rated it it was amazing
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Courtney Buescher
Nov 13, 2007 Courtney Buescher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: acton wanting people
This book is about a kid that is going to college and is from New York. His dad is the head of the mob. Vince, the main character, decides to go California so that he can get away from the mob. Vince's girlfriend's dad works for the FBI, so they have to watch what they say around him. This book has romance, college related stuff, action, and even a chance of some murder. To find out more read the book.
Sahib
Jan 10, 2009 Sahib rated it liked it
I wanna read it if i can find it, apperently this is the second one and the first one was AWESOME!
Ally
Sep 10, 2016 Ally rated it did not like it


"The fast-paced, funny sequel to the best-selling Son of the Mob.

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.

But 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, t
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Raul D
Oct 03, 2016 Raul D rated it really liked it
In my opinion, "Son of the Mob: Hollywood Hustle" is one of the best books I have read this year. The story had a great plot that followed the life of Vince Luca, son of mob boss Anthony Luca, as he leaves his families illegal activities in Long Island and goes to California for college. However, the story almost immediately escalates when Vince realizes that he was set up by his brother, Tommy, into having to help the family business. The story escalates even further when Tommy and other family ...more
Jacob
Oct 03, 2012 Jacob rated it it was ok
Korman has never been a realistic writer--that's part of his charm. He crafts escapist fantasies for kids, like Rudy who is amazing at all sports from I Want To Go Home. And Korman does it with outstanding wit. His protagonists are generally late grade-school/middle school aged and Korman has a good handle on how to write those characters. Unfortunately, at least with Hollywood Hustle, Korman deviates from a lot of what makes his writing successful.

His wit is still present--but not nearly to the
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James Salisbury
Sep 22, 2016 James Salisbury rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was very good. I would recommend this book this book to almost everyone.
Kaion
Jun 25, 2010 Kaion rated it liked it
Shelves: teen, humor, contemporary
In Son of the Mob: Hollywood Hustle, we return to Vince Luca, who's feeling optimistic about getting a fresh start in film school on the West Coast.

This is a ridiculously stuffed novel: there are the old hats of Vince a) trying desperately to not get involved in the illegal family business and b) maintaining his relationship with Kendra, daughter-of-FBI-Agent-Bite-Me.... and then add Vince's introduction to college life: c) a laid-back roommate who happens to be the son of a Congressman, d) a jo
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Elizabeth
Feb 28, 2016 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
This was a terrific sequel to "Son of the Mob". Vince and Kendra from book one are headed to California to attend neighboring colleges. Vince is the son of a mobster and Kendra is the daughter of an FBI agent. It works for them! Vince is rooming with Trey who has an uncomfortable relationship with his father, a congressman. Vince & Trey have this in common: how they are pawns in the hands of their fathers. Tommy, Vince's brother, moves in with Vince & Trey claiming he wants to "get out o ...more
Judy (Geeky Reading)
~3/5

It has been a long time since I read the first book in this series. A long time. But I’ve had this book on my shelf for just as long, and finally decided to read it. Thankfully, it explained everything I needed to know from the previous book.

Vince is going to college, in the same town as his girlfriend, far away from their families. His family is the mob. And her father is the police officer after his family. He wants to be a film director, she wants to be an actress or singer. But then his
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Ladon Stephney
Feb 10, 2010 Ladon Stephney rated it really liked it
Son of the Mob is a book about a boy named vince who goes of to college and gets away from his family. In the begining of this book him and his family have to do alot of illegal things to get by. Vince doesnt like to do these things but he is forced to by his family. In the middle of the book Vince finaly gets to move away from his family and go to college. while he is there , he and his roomate do not get along because is roomate came from the rich life and he came from the slums having to stea ...more
Lois
Feb 20, 2011 Lois rated it really liked it
Vince Luca is only an interesting protagonist by virtue of his family who are, as the title may suggest, in the mob. Not only that, but his father is the leader, so Vince struggles to extract himself from the mob's way of life, which makes for an entertaining comedy.

While average in his own right, Vince is incredibly likeable, as he strives to be the only honest member of his family, while trying to keep them out of trouble with the CIA. He has a wonderful innocence in which he believes the best
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Colin Marks
Jan 17, 2013 Colin Marks rated it really liked it
I give this book a rating of four out of five points. The theme of this book is perseverance. There are many times when Vince wants to give up but instead of giving up he persevered and kept on moving forward. The book Son of the Mob all started when the main character Vince Luca, his girlfriend, and best friend were on a road trip to college. When there road trip ended. Life was great they were having a great time at college. School was fun for Vince and the party’s were even better. It was alm ...more
Carrie Slager
Feb 17, 2014 Carrie Slager rated it it was amazing
Most sequels to originally stand alone novels are horrible, but Son of the Mob 2: Hollywood Hustle is definitely a great sequel to Son of the Mob. Gordon Korman fills every page with his usual over-the-top sense of humour that will literally make you laugh out loud in parts. But it does tackle some serious issues and not every part of the book is hilarious, which is partly why I love it. Gordon Korman is one of the few authors I know of that can tackle serious issues with a good sense of humour. ...more
Gabriel
Jan 04, 2010 Gabriel rated it really liked it
Shelves: school-09-10

This book is a sequel. In the first book the main character, Vince was the son of the mob and he didn't want any part of it. Now in this book he escapes out to California where he goes to college. He majors in media but has trouble getting to class. Since he won't go to the mob the mob came to him.

I have a text to text connection. This book reminds me of the book, "The Godfather". In The Godfather, Michael, the Godfather's son has to go away for a while. He goes to Italy where he is having tr
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Joshua Olvera
Dec 03, 2014 Joshua Olvera rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cool
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Emily
Jun 10, 2011 Emily rated it liked it
So I accidentally read the second book of the series first, but that was actually ok. I think it stands alone pretty well, but I wonder if the first book explains the main character a little better, and especially where he got his sense of right and wrong, growing up in a mob family. I'm not saying it wouldn't happen, just that mostly what you grow up with is what you think is normal, so I'd like a little bit of insight into where this kid is coming from. Also I've never seen any of the Godfathe ...more
Francesco Caporale
Jun 05, 2014 Francesco Caporale rated it really liked it
I recently completed reading the first book in the sequel of the two. I also wrote a review on the first book so this will obviously be very similar. The young boy from the first book still has these problems of wanting to get away from his dads big mafia business in new York. He hates it he dose not like people being scared of him in public and at school. But the boy is graduating and going to college now so he thinks he is really going to get out from the business now. He decides to go to a c ...more
Elizabeth
Oct 29, 2009 Elizabeth rated it liked it
Shelves: english-1
Son of the Mob, Hollywood Hustle
Gordon Korman
Fiction. I give this book 3 stars.

The main characters in my books are Vince, the son of a mob boss, Vince's brother Tommy, Vince's roommate Alex and Vince's "uncles". In the story Vince goes to L.A for college. Soon after he gets there his brother Tommy shows up, and soon after he shows up his "uncles" start showing up. Vince calls his dad to ask him why all his Uncles are showing up, but he soon finds out on his own. Two union workers are missing an
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Judy
Dec 06, 2012 Judy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Young adults
Poor Vince--son of a powerful New York Mob boss, he harbors a strong distaste for his father's line of work and tries hard to distance himself from it. Enrolling in a college on the opposite side of the country, he finds Mob activity has followed him. His father and "uncles" are up to their handguns in the kidnapping of a union official, his brother hustles foreign students and steals their grant money, and a gorgeous FBI agent throws herself at him (in the line of duty, of course). Gordon Korma ...more
Jacobl
Jan 16, 2013 Jacobl rated it really liked it
I am doing a book review on the book Son of the Mob Hollywood Hustle, by Gordon Korman. This book is the second book in the series the son of the mob. This was a very good book i really like that is has a lot of descriptive details about what is happening.
when i was reading this there were low parts to the book when it was kind of boring but there were times when it was describing a fight sean. also when they were in the warehouse and vince's dad told him that he was being the good guy for once
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Kathy MacMillan
Sep 07, 2016 Kathy MacMillan rated it it was amazing
I just loved this book and these characters. I wish there were more in the series. I long for this series to be made into a movie.
Ruhama
Nov 12, 2008 Ruhama rated it it was amazing
Shelves: teen
A rolicking good romp out in California with the mob! Vince told us all about his family and about The Life in his first book, with many hilarious anecdotes. This second book is no
exception. Vince has decided to try to escape his family by going as far away as possible—to L.A. to film school. Unfortunately, his plan backfires, as much of his family seems to follow him to the west coast. He’s not sure what they’re up to, but he is sure his life is going to be entangled in it somehow. This is a fu
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Mook
May 30, 2016 Mook rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
You do not need to have read the first one in order enjoy Son of the Mob 2, as evidenced by the fact that I didn't realize it was a sequel until about half-way through.

It's a fun read, about Vincent Luca's attempt to make an impression in his first year at university as a film student, find some time alone with his girlfriend, and of course - stay away from his family's mob back in New York.

Between his girlfriend's FBI dad having him followed, his roommate's kleptomanic tendencies and the myste
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Suzie Bookgirl
Mar 19, 2015 Suzie Bookgirl rated it liked it
Shelves: teen-fiction
Vince Luca is off to college. Moving to California should put him firmly out of reach of his fathers Mob activity shouldn't it? Sadly no. First Vince's brother appears in his dorm room. Soon a procession of his 'uncles' follows and Vince once again becomes embroiled in an adventure of epic proportions. I did not enjoy this book as much as the first. I found the first half slow and I found that I did not engage with the characters who seemed undeveloped in places. I found Vince somewhat naive esp ...more
Emily
Oct 23, 2014 Emily rated it liked it
I do have to admit, at first I was going to discard the book, and stop reading it, but I decided to give it chance. Actually, I'm kind of glad I did because as the story went on, it got more interesting. In particular, I liked how Gordon Korman added a lot of surprises, for example when "Frankie" turned out to be Toothpick Anderson. Also, I love how the author lets you try to figure some of the solutions and problems out before he tells you directly. The only thing I wish was changed about the b ...more
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Korman wrote his first book, "This Can't be Happening at Macdonald Hall", when he was 12 years old, for a coach who suddenly found himself teaching 7th grade English. He later took that episode and created a book out of it, as well, in "The Sixth Grade Nickname Game", wherein Mr. Huge was based on that 7th grade teacher.

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