Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Teaser Tuesday[166]: Hollywood Hustle (Son of the Mob, #2) by Gordon Korman

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


Hollywood Hustle (Son of the Mob, #2) by Gordon Korman

Genre: YA Contemporary

Publisher: Hyperion

Release Date: 2004

Goodreads Synopsis:

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, though nothing Vince couldn''t easily manage - if he didn''t keep finding himself with unexpected guests from the East Coast. It seems Vince''s dad may just be ready to expand operations to L.A.

With the popularity of shows such as "The Sopranos," the mafia is a topic of intrigue for young adults. The fast-paced plot, hilarious dialogue and Korman''s keen understanding of teen issues, made this a bestseller and a critical success.


“The sad part is I don’t want to do this. I don’t want to be a brother. I don’t want to be crazyvince. And now I have to, because I’d never be able to explain to Tommy that these poor guys didn’t reject me. And then God only knows what he might do to them!” (Hardback, pg. 84)

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