How to Lead a Life of Crime
A Meth Dealer. A Prostitute. A Serial Killer. Anywhere else, they’d be vermin. At the Mandel Academy, they’re called prodigies. The most exclusive school in New York City has been training young criminals for over a century. Only the most ruthless students are allowed to graduate. The rest ... show more
A Meth Dealer. A Prostitute. A Serial Killer. Anywhere else, they’d be vermin. At the Mandel Academy, they’re called prodigies. The most exclusive school in New York City has been training young criminals for over a century. Only the most ruthless students are allowed to graduate. The rest disappear. Flick, a teenage pickpocket, has risen to the top of his class. But then Mandel recruits a fierce new competitor who also happens to be Flick’s old flame. They’ve been told only one of them will make it out of the Mandel Academy. Will they find a way to save each other—or will the school destroy them both?
Publish date: February 21st 2013
Pages no: 434
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, School Stories
, Boarding School
So he said let’s get into the flourishing business of crime and I said it is better to enroll into a university that can provide an extensive researched course in the world of crime first, than to get beaten up in a dark alley for trying to steal a wallet that has only maxed out credit cards and a p...
How to Lead a Life of Crime was nothing like I expected - I'll admit that I've heard some bad things about it, and I just wanted to see if they were true. And in my opinion, they weren't true at all. I thought that it was really gritty and interesting; and the world was just as well done. This was a...
It took me a few days to recover from this one. Don’t take it the wrong way. I have so much love for How to Lead a Life of Crime! I can’t think of a book I have read the past couple of years that can even remotely compare! Reading this book caused an internal tug-of-war. As much as I wanted to fly p...
I think the most accurate representation of my feelings right now can be shown through this gif:*edit: changed my mind. it gets 3 stars instead of 4
A stand-alone! This is an Oliver Twist'esque tale with a snappy and brilliant protagonist named Flick. The grownups are all venal hypocrites, the students manipulated jackasses. Over all, though, it was an entertaining read.Surprise ending. Nice.