Quid Pro Quo

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Orca Book Publishers, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
Quid Pro Quo is a high-stakes, fast-moving legal thriller about real people, and funny people at that. Cyril MacIntyre's mother is a twenty-eight-year-old ex-street kid who drags her son to all her law school classes, then proceeds to get herself kidnapped. That aside, Cyril's life isn't too different from that of other thirteen-year-olds. He has all the usual adolescent issues to deal with: parent problems, self-esteem problems, skin, hair and girl problems. He just has legal problems too. And he's got to solve them if he wants to save his mother's life.

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User Review  - eggsnhm - LibraryThing

This was a fun read. Certainly, the first in a long while that I had trouble putting down. Cyril is a 13-year-old ersatz sleuth. His mother goes missing under mysterious circumstances, but thanks to ... Read full review

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User Review  - laVermeer - LibraryThing

QUID PRO QUO is a cute, fast-paced novel about Cyril, the somewhat clueless son of a plucky teenage mom. Through exposure to his mom's law studies, Cyril comes to think he has enough skills and ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Vicki Grant left her career in advertising and television to write her first novel, The Puppet Wrangler, in 2004. She enjoys writing for young adults, with a particular interest in reluctant readers. Vicki's books have gone on to win many awards, including the prestigious Arthur Ellis Award in 2006. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband and three children.

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