Description - Big Splash by Jack D. Ferraiolo
This debut novel cleverly sets a Raymond Chandler-style noir mystery in the treacherous hallways of secondary school. Matt Stevens, an average school boy with a glib tongue and a knack for solving crimes, narrates this story of how he got sucked into his school's 'organization', a mafia-like syndicate run by Vincent 'Mr. Biggs' Biggio, specializing in forged hall passes, test-copying rings, black market candy selling and taking out hits with water guns. In this high-pressure world, Matt must work to preserve his integrity, regain lost friendships and shed light on some mysterious incidents happening in school - all while avoiding being cast into the 'Outs', the kids who've been publicly and permanently humiliated by one of Vinny's Super Soaker-wielding henchmen.
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Format: Paperback / softback
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
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Author Biography - Jack D. Ferraiolo
Jack D. Ferraiolo is the writer, producer and director of the animated series 'WordGirl'. This is his first book. He lives with his wife and young daughter in Massachusetts, USA.