The Round Rock Public Library's Teen Book Club meets once a month. This month's book is Brothers, Boyfriends & Other Criminal Minds by April Lurie. Ms. Lurie is a Round Rock based author, and you can learn more about her by visiting her Web page.
Brooklyn 1977. April Lundquist lives in Dyker Heights, a neighborhood populated by the Mafia. Three hit men live on her block: Francesco Consiglione, Vincent Persico, and Salvatore Luciano. When Soft Sal approaches April and her best friend, Brandi Rinaldi, for a favor, well...the girls can't refuse. But does the favor, along with the crisp hundred-dollar bills that turn up in their schoolbooks, mean that April and Brandi are now "in" with the Mob? Will April be able to get "protection" for her older brother, Matt, when he makes the big mistake of falling for the daughter of a big crime boss? And will April's connection to Soft Sal bring her closer to Dominick DeMao, bad-boy rocker and heartbreaker?
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