Bound To Stay Bound

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 To catch a cheat
 Author: Johnson, Varian

 Publisher:  Scholastic (2016)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 241 p.,  21 cm.

 BTSB No: 496824 ISBN: 9780545722391
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Cheating -- Fiction
 Extortion -- Fiction
 Middle schools -- Fiction
 School stories
 Best friends -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 African Americans -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Because of his reputation for practical jokes Jackson Greene is the automatic suspect for anything that goes wrong at school--but when he and his friends are framed for a crime they did not commit, Gang Greene sets out to expose the students responsible, who are trying to blackmail Jackson into helping them cheat on an important test.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.60
   Points: 8.0   Quiz: 179857
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.70
   Points: 12.0   Quiz: 67437

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (10/15/15)
   School Library Journal (12/01/15)
 The Hornbook (00/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 12/01/2015 Gr 5–9—Jackson Greene claims to have sworn off heists once and for all, but he keeps getting blamed for them. When the school gets flooded, he and his friends are accused of pulling a prank. Soon after, a group of students from their school claim that they have proof that Jackson and his friends did it. In order to keep the video from being leaked to the principal, Jackson and his friends have to pull off the impossible: they must break into Mrs. Clark's room and steal a copy of her infamously hard end-of-term test. Will Jackson and his friends succeed or get caught red-handed? Who is blackmailing them? What is the blackmailer really after? This sequel is even better than the first book, The Great Greene Heist (Scholastic, 2014). It has more depth and character development, and the plot is complex and engaging. Although it is recommended that kids read the first one, this book can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone. VERDICT Those who enjoy realistic fiction with action, mystery, and humor will have a hard time putting this novel down.—Kira Moody, Whitmore Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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