by Jeffrey Salane


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An action-packed, globe-spanning adventure begins here!

Welcome to Lawless, where the head of the class is a dangerous place to be.

M Freeman is the newest student at the prestigious (and mysterious) Lawless School. All she really wants is to fit in, but from the moment she arrives, her unusual skills have the whole academy buzzing. M excels at escape tactics. She's a whiz at spotting a forgery. But can she tell right from wrong? She'll have to figure it out fast, because some of her teachers are planning the crime of the century . . . and M and her classmates might be the only people who can stop them.

Jeffrey Salane's debut novel is full of twists and turns, reveals and reversals. Spoiling the ending for your friends would be criminal!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545450300
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Series: Lawless , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jeffrey Salane grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, but moved north to study in Massachusetts and New York City. After spending many years playing in many bands, he now works as an editor and writer, and lives with his family in Brooklyn. Visit him at

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Ms. Watts clicked her ballpoint pen, and a slight humming sound whirred within the room. Ms. Watts's expression did not change, but her shoulders tensed faintly.

"Ms. Freeman, I'm going to go off record for a moment, which is why I've excused Ms. Smith from this room. If you repeat anything I say from this moment on, I will deny everything. I knew your father. I knew him very well. You are your father's daughter, and I hope you'll understand in time why I'm telling you this. Forget the Lawless School. Forget everything that just happened. Walk out that door, do not talk to Ms. Smith, get in your car, and go home. Do not open that envelope I've handed you. Burn it and scatter the ashes."

Click went the ballpoint pen again, and the humming was gone as quickly as it started.

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