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How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller
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Jul 17, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult

Hogwarts for Hustlers meets the Hunger Games (sort of).


To the outside world, the Mandel Academy is an upstanding, prestigious school producing many of New York's elite. Bankers, lawyers, and even politicians have emerged from this renowned (but mysterious) academy in Manhattan. Bottom line, anybody who’s anybody graduates from the Mandel Academy. Or, they don’t graduate at all.

That’s right. A school where failing just may be the death of you.

Flick, our hero, knows everything has a price. And, as Mandel’s most recent initiate (and first volunteer), he’s quickly learning the bargain he’s made may not worth it.

I enjoyed this book! It’s dark, gritty, and mysterious. Plus, I loved both Flick’s sarcasm and his strength. There were a ton of twists—-some mind-blowing, and some not so much. A fast paced story, with a creative plot, and a three dimensional MC. I certainly recommend you put this on your to-read list.
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message 1: by Kaye (new) - added it

Kaye Snifeld Hey! You got an advanced copy?! :O

I read your review sounds really good!!! Added to...to-read :)


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