Vince Luca is your typical 17-year-old just trying to survive the ups and downs of high school. However, his family is a major problem. Vince is the son of a Mob boss, a less than reputable profession, running a “vending machine business.” The pressure is on Vince to do some of the family’s dirty work, but Vince wants no part of it, especially after he landed in jail due to his 16th birthday present, a Porsche, turning out to be “hot.” When Vince falls for Kendra, dating gets a bit tricky because Kendra’s father is an FBI agent trying to chase down the Luca family. This is a laugh-out-loud page turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day – John David Anderson – Realistic, Humorous
Ms. Bixby – a 6th grade teacher unlike any other Topher, Brand and Steve have ever had. Each of the boys has a special secret as to why Ms. Bixby is special to them, even though they wouldn’t dare admit it to anyone else. So when their teacher announces she has to take a leave of absence due to health issues, the boys become concerned. They band together to carry out a risky plan to give her a special day, but first they have to collect some items.
This is a heartwarming story about the relationship between a teacher and three of her “not the best” students. You will discover why each has a special place in her heart. Be warned: a box of tissues nearby might be good at the end.