What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles

whathappenedtocassmcbrideRead pp. 12-15.

Cass Mcbride is in a box underground. There is a pump and a tube that is supplying air so she can stay alive. For now…

How did this happen?

It started with a note.

David Kirby, a social outcast. asked Cass out. She turned him down nicely enough. I mean come on, Cass is a popular girl. She has a reputation to protect.

She left this note for her friend.

Read p. 102.

Unfortunately, David finds the note and it is the last straw. He commits suicide.
David’s older brother blames Cass for his brother’s suicide. Only it doesn’t stop there. He drugs and kidnaps her and then puts her into a box underground. Her will make her admit that the suicide was her fault and thebn she will die for it.

Can she get out alive when all she has as a weapon is her words?



Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman

22237[1]Vince Luca is like any nice guy you might meet here at our school. He is a good student, good looking, able to get a date every once in a while, but nothing that turns into a relationship. Tonight, he is about to fulfill one of his dreams—making out with a beautiful girl on Bryce Beach. She wants a blanket so they can lay down on the beach. He gets out of the car, opens the trunk. And right before he reaches for the blanket, he freezes. The blanket is there alright, but it is wrapped around a dead body. Sounds like the beginning of a mystery novel, doesn’t it? This isn’t a  mystery though. You see, everyone knows that Vince’s dad, Honest Abe Luca, is a powerful mob boss. Vince doesn’t want any part of the family business, but sometimes it’s unavoidable.

Needless to say, he doesn’t get to make out on Bryce Beach.

But later on, he does meet a girl named Kendra. A real girlfriend with potential. But of course, there is a problem. Kendra’s dad is an FBI agent. And not just any agent. This agent’s job is take down the Luca crime family. How can a guy be so unlucky?