Conflicts In Gordon Korman's Son Of The Mob

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Popular Canadian Author, Gordon Korman, who is also the author of the Bruno and Boots Series, has written a new book- Son of the Mob. It was published in 2002 by Hyperion books. The setting of the book is in New York City, where seventeen-year-old Vince Luca begins dating the daughter of a FBI agent, Kendra Bightly. It just happens that Vince's father also has a strange job, a 'vending machine fixer' as they call it. Actually, Anthony Luca is the head of organized crime in New York City. Coincidentally, Kendra's father is Agent Bite-Me, the one trying to put the Luca's behind bars. Though the parents hate each other, Kendra and Vince get along fine. This is a modern comical version of Romeo and Juliet, except nobody dies. …show more content…
man and man vs. himself. Vince, who does not like his dad job, wants nothing to do with it. Now that he learns that, his 'connections' can come in very handy, he is torn between luxury and righteousness. Should he buy a Mazda Protégé, or drive a hotwired Porsche? Vince does not know what to do! The man vs. man conflict is between Vince and his father. Jimmy and Ed owe his father a lot of money. Vince, who says killing the two would not be right, decides to fight for them, starting the father versus son war. Vince blames his dad for all of life's miseries. He says that stealing isn't right. On the other hand, Anthony Luca says that if it weren't for the mob, Vince would have nothing. Soon, the Jimmy and Ed situation gets worse, and Dad gets angrier. Quickly, everyone knows about Vince's problem, even the one who …show more content…
As Vince opens his car trunk, inside he finds a body! Another ruined date for Vince because of the mob. Afterwards, Vince meets a girl who's worth the trouble. However, the Cinderella story does not last long. This smart and pretty girl just happens to be the daughter of a FBI agent, the same agent that is bugging Vince's home! Vince must do whatever he can to stop Kendra from finding out what his dad does for a living. On top of that, he is caught up with Jimmy and Ed's crazy money borrowing. Now he has two HUGE problems: keeping his girlfriend and stopping the hit of Jimmy and Ed! In addition, something has happened to Vince's website about cats, people are suddenly selling cats that can quack for five hundred dollars! Is this another mob illegal operation, or just cat lover lingo? Enter the life as your average mob prince and find

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