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School Library Journal says:
"This plot-driven narrative is entertaining and the characters are likable." ---School Library Journal
Once you pick up Con Academy, you won't put it down! What a fun, conniving jaunt! This speedy read is all-out raucous, double and triple crosses abound, and readers will root for Will to come out on top.
Will Shea is a new transfer student at the prestigious Connaughton Academy, a prep school that caters to America's ultra rich and fabulous. As a scholarship recipient, it is only natural that people want to know more about him, and Will has an extraordinary story to tell. His father and mother, missionaries on a small island in the Pacific, are killed. After their death, Will's church collects money to send him to America to study.
Except that's not the real story. Will (Humbert) is the son of career cons. He's been a con artist since age eight. After his mother died, Will's father spirals out of control and Will runs away. In order to get into the Academy, Will fakes transcripts and breaks into computer files. His con seems to be working...until he meets Andrea. She recognizes a con when she sees one. That's because Andrea is a con herself.
I loved Con Academy. Teen readers will, too! My one obstacle with this book is the cover. The stack of poker chips with devil horns and a tail does not do the book justice. This is one case that readers should NOT judge the book by its so-so cover.
Highly, highly recommended for anyone who loves a good con! Will is a loveable character with spunk and humor. Fans of Ally Carter will love Will Shea.