Mafia Girl

“What’s in a name? Everything…if you have my name.” At her exclusive Manhattan high school, half the guys lust after seventeen-year-old Gia. The other half are afraid to even walk near her. After all, everyone knows who she is. They know that her father doesn’t have a boss. He is the boss—the capo di tutti, boss of all bosses. But they don’t know the real Gia. She’s dreaming of a different life—one where she can be more than her infamous name. And lately, she’s thinking way too much about Michael, the green-eyed cop who’s wrong for her for so many reasons. And yet being with him feels so right. Now the real Gia is keeping secrets of her own alongside her family’s. And she’s breaking all the rules to get what she wants.

  • 272 Pages
  • 5.50" x 8.25"
  • 9780807549131
  • March 2015

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  • 272 Pages
  • 5.50" x 8.25"
  • 9780807549117
  • March 2014

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  • 9780807549124
  • May 2015

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  • Filled with detailed descriptions of decadent Italian meals, gorgeous clothes, heart-stopping violence, and sweet yet lusty love and desire, Mafia Girl will find a wide variety of readers, some intrigued with the Mob, others seeking a love story.

    - Booklist Online

  • Mostly a down-to-earth slice of life.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Gia’s rough language and devil-may-care attitude hide a surprisingly naive young woman verging on adulthood…Mafia Girl epitomizes the exhortation “Don’t judge a book by its cover” and may well entice older, reluctant readers.

    - VOYA

  • The twinkling backdrop of Manhattan and the budding romance between two opposites will make YA fans adore this novel. The characters are well thought out, adding to the allure of Blumenthal’s uncommon storyline.

    - RT Book Reviews

  • Blumenthal tells a good story—there’s Gia’s friendship with rich but lonely Clive, her uphill fight for the school presidency, her instant chemistry with the cop she calls “Officer Hottie,”and her father’s declining fortunes.

    - Publishers Weekly

Common Core

RL.9-10.1,2,3,4,5,10 RL.11-12.1,2,3,4,5,6,10