Saturday, July 28, 2007

For Money and Love (Mob Princess) by Todd Strasser

Kate Blessing is just like any other high school student. Except that her family's involved in various sorts of organized crime. It's nothing major--just scams involving knockoffs and pirated DVDs for the most part. But when her father's organization gets into trouble from a rival organization, Kate comes to her father's rescue. For the moment, at least. Before long, though, Kate's dealing with family problems, "business" problems, the SATs, and, of course, guy trouble.

This book was a lot of fun! Kate is a great character, and of course the book's premise--the Sopranos in book form and for teenagers--is an original, interesting one. For Money And Love is, while not unforgettable, definitely a page-turner. I'll be interested to read the next book in the Mob Princess series! It's got romance, fun, and, of course, mobsters.

Content: Some mature content (though not graphic) and the stuff that comes along with a book about mobsters (crime, violence).

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 8

Reviewer Age: 16
Reviewer City, State and Country: Asheville, NC USA