To Catch A Cheat

To Catch A Cheat

Book - 2016
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Because of his reputation for practical jokes Jackson Greene is the automatic suspect for anything that goes wrong at school--but when he and his friends are framed for a crime they did not commit, Gang Greene sets out to expose the students responsible, who are trying to blackmail Jackson into helping them cheat on an important test.
Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780545722391
Characteristics: 241 pages ; 22 cm


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ChiPubLib_Kids Jan 16, 2020

Jackson Greene might have a well-deserved reputation as a practical joker - but he's definitely not a cheat. To prove Jackson's innocence and expose the guilty students, the Greene Gang reunites for one last heist and some romantic intrigue.

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cmlibrary_jcurrie Oct 22, 2017

Jackson Greene has a reputation at school as a prankster so when anything goes wrong he becomes the obvious suspect. Someone has flooded the school and is trying to frame Jackson and his friends for the crime. These same people are trying to blackmail Jackson into helping them cheat on a test. They even have a doctored video to prove that Jackson and his gang are guilty. If Jackson will help them get the answers to the test, then they will destroy the incriminating video. Jackson doesn’t want to help these blackmailing cheaters, but he must go along for now so that he can figure out a plan to expose the students that are responsible for the real crime.

Ever since the Great Greene Heist, things have been going pretty well for Jackson Greene. Principal Kelsey is (mostly) off his back. His friends have terrific new projects of their own. And he's been hanging out a lot with Gaby de la Cruz, so he thinks maybe, just maybe, they'll soon have their first kiss. Then Jackson receives a link to a faked security video that shows him and "Gang Greene" flooding the entire school. The jerks behind the video say they'll send it to Principal Kelsey - unless Jackson steals a copy of the school's toughest exam. So Jackson and his crew reunite for their biggest job yet. To get the test and clear their names, they'll have to outrun the school's new security cameras, outwit a nosy member of the Honor Board, and outmaneuver the blackmailers while setting a trap for them in turn. And as Gang Greene executes another exciting caper full of twists and turns, they'll prove that it takes a thief To Catch A Cheat.


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This is a great book, I was surprised by the amount of hidden details that I easily overlooked in the heist. I found this book before reading The Great Greene Heist but I would definitely recommend reading the first book before this one because there were a lot of references I didn't understand. I would compare this book to Swindle or any of the books from the Swindle series by Gordon Korman.


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