How to Lead a Life of Crime

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A meth dealer. A prostitute. A serial killer.

Anywhere else, they’d be vermin. At the Mandel Academy, they’re called prodigies. The most exclusive school in New York City has been training young criminals for over a century. Only the most ruthless students are allowed to graduate. The rest disappear.

Flick, a teenage pickpocket, has risen to the top of his class. But then Mandel recruits a fierce new competitor who also happens to be Flick’s old flame. They’ve been told only one of them will make it out of the Mandel Academy. Will they find a way to save each other—or will the school destroy them both?
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About the author

Kirsten Miller is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Eternal Ones, as well as All You Desire and the acclaimed Kiki Strike books. She lives in Brooklyn, where it’s always wise to think like a criminal. Find out more at www.kirstenmillerbooks.blogspot.com.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Feb 21, 2013
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Pages
358
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ISBN
9781101604113
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Boys & Men
Young Adult Fiction / Law & Crime
Young Adult Fiction / School & Education / Boarding School & Prep School
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This content is DRM protected.
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This is Otherworld—a virtual reality game so addictive you’ll never want it to end. And Simon has just discovered that for some, it might not.

The frightening future that Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller have imagined is not far away. Otherworld asks the question we'll all soon be asking: if technology can deliver everything we want, how much are we willing to pay?

“An engaging VR cautionary tale.” —The A.V. Club

"[A] fast-paced adventure." —Publishers Weekly

"Authors Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller keep the action nonstop.” —Shelf Awareness
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Charlie Laird has a very bad feeling.
 
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3. The nightmares are back, and they’re WEIRDER THAN EVER.
 
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Praise for the Nightmares! series:

“Charlie Laird, who learns fear will eat you alive if you feed it, makes an impression, and . . . readers will want to accompany him again.” —The New York Times Book Review

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Praise for Nightmares!

Book one is a New York Times bestseller and Texas Bluebonnet nominee!

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"A touching comical saga...about facing things that go bump in the night."—US Weekly

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