Hacking Harvard

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It's the ultimate challenge: breaking into the Ivy League.

The hack:

To get one deadbeat, fully unqualified slacker into the most prestigious school in the country.

The crew:

Eric Roth -- the good guy, the voice of reason.

Max Kim -- the player who made the bet in the first place.

Schwartz -- the kid genius already on the inside...of Harvard, that is.

Lexi -- the beauty-queen valedictorian who insists on getting in the game.

The plan:

Use only the most undetectable schemes and techno-brilliant skills. Don't break the Hacker's Code. Don't get distracted. Don't get caught. Take down someone who deserves it.

The stakes:

A lot higher than they think.

They've got the players, the plot, and soon -- the prize.

It's go time.
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About the author

Robin Wasserman is the author of Girls on Fire, an NPR and BuzzFeed Best Book of the Year. She is a graduate of Harvard College with a Master’s in the history of science. She lives in Los Angeles, where she writes for television.

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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Oct 27, 2009
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781442407442
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English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / General
Young Adult Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
Young Adult Fiction / School & Education / College & University
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
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