Image of Mafia Girl


Image of Mafia Girl

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. Just one rule: Don’t rat on your friends if they try to steal this book from you.

Seventeen-year-old Gia has to deal with the typical high school problems of running for class president and falling in love, but one thing is holding her back from really enjoying life: her father. He’s a mob boss, and her and her family’s names are splattered all over the tabloids. When she gets pulled over, meeting the hottest policeman ever, things get a little complicated. Will she ever make a name for herself besides “Mafia Girl”? (ALBERT WHITMAN, Mar., 256 pp., $16.99, ISBN: 9780807549117, HC, 14 & Up)
Reviewed by: 
Jaime A. Geraldi