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Son of the Mob

by (author) Gordon Korman

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Apr 2004
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2004
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2002
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12


It would seem that Vince Luca is just like any other high school guy, but there is one thing that sets him apart from other kids - his father happens to be the head of a powerful crime organization.

Sure, Vince's family connections come in handy for certain things (like when teachers are afraid to give him a bad grade), but it can put a serious crimp in your dating life! How do you explain to your girlfriend what your father does for a living?

When Vince finally meets a girl who seems worth the trouble, her father turns out to be the FBI agent who has been watching Vince's family for years and wants to put his father away for good.

About the author


Gordon Korman
est né à Montréal et a grandi dans la région de Toronto. Il a signé son
premier contrat chez Scholastic à l'âge de 14 ans, avec son premier livre
Deux farceurs au collège.
Il est maintenant l'auteur de plus de 60 livres, dont beaucoup lui ont valu
de nombreuses récompenses. Gordon habite dans la ville de New York.


Gordon Korman is the #1 bestselling author of three books in The 39 Clues series as well as eight books in his Swindle series: Swindle, Zoobreak, Framed, Showoff, Hideout, Jackpot, Unleashed, and Jingle. His other books include This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! (published when he was 14); The Toilet Paper Tigers; Radio Fifth Grade; Slacker; Restart; Whatshisface; Level 13; the trilogies Island, Everest, Dive, Kidnapped, and Titanic; and the series The Hypnotists and On the Run. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and he lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at

Gordon Korman's profile page


  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
  • Winner, Pacific Northwest Library Association, Young Reader's Choice
  • Commended, American Library Association, Best of the Best

Editorial Reviews

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

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