~post by Meghan G.
As we have mentioned, Varian Johnson is awesome because he is going to be personalizing any pre-orders we get for his new book, The Great Greene Heist. PLUS, BookPeople is able to exclusively offer signed copies of The Kelsey Job, a prequel to The Great Greene Heist along with these personalized pre-orders, AND signed bookmarks. How awesome is that?
But — more importantly — the main reason Varian Johnson is awesome is that his book is really good, you guys! There are schemes. There are plots. There are plots within plots. There’s intrigue. There’s a whole host of great kids to get to know (led by the impossibly charming, not-so-reformed con artist Jackson Greene). There’s a TWIST you won’t see coming. And all the while the fate of the class presidential election hangs precariously in the balance. Will evil triumph? Or will good old-fashioned trickery save the day? Talk about keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat DRAMA!
And we’re not the only ones saying this. So trust us. Order it today!
“Pay attention! This terrific story speeds ahead on every page, but the lively characters will make you care enough to keep up. Do yourself a favor and start reading immediately.”
— REBECCA STEAD, Newbery-winning author of When You Reach Me and Liar & Spy
“A political heist page-turner set in middle school? Is that even possible? Varian Johnson shows us how it’s done, expertly walking the tightrope between true-to-life school experiences and belly laughs.”
— GORDON KORMAN, author of Swindle and The Hypnotists
“The Great Greene Heist is one crazy cool caper!”
– RITA WILLIAMS-GARCIA, Newbery Honor-winning author of One Crazy Summer and P.S. Be 11
“A smart, charming, and hilarious novel featuring one of my favorite protagonists in years. I’d follow Jackson Greene anywhere, and The Great Greene Heist is a fantastic ride.”
— MATT DE LA PENA, author of The Living and Mexican WhiteBoy
“The elaborate bait and switch of this fast-paced, funny caper novel will surprise its readers as much as the victims. They’ll want to reread immediately so they can admire the setup.”
— Kirkus, Starred Review
“…has a lot of unique twists and turns that will draw readers in from start to finish. Hand this unique book to kids who like mystery, adventure, and Robin Hood-esque stories.”
— School Library Journal
“Johnson (Saving Maddie) delivers an exciting Ocean’s Eleven–style caper for the middle-school crowd … it’s easy to get swept up in the exploits of Johnson’s entertaining and diverse crew.” — Publishers Weekly