No Limit by Pete Hautman

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A teen develops a gambling addiction in this risk-heavy read—in trade paperback for the first time.

Sixteen-year-old Denn Doyle’s troubles begin with a seemingly harmless—and extremely profitable—game of poker with some neighborhood kids. Eager to join the adult world, Denn realizes that casinos and poker are a means to do exactly that. His “hobby” progresses to a habit and then to an addiction that threatens relationships with his parents, girlfriend, and best friend. Hautman explores the escalation of Denn’s gambling without preachiness, dealing with his problem in a straightforward and knowledgeable manner.
 

About Pete Hautman

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Pete Hautman is the author of many books for young adults and adults, including the National Book Award winner Godless and The Big Crunch, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award. About The Cydonian Pyramid, he says, "I could never resist a tough, spunky, conflicted heroine. Following Lahlia through the diskos was an incredible journey. She still scares me a little." Pete Hautman splits his time between Wisconsin and Minnesota.
 
Published May 1, 2005 by Perfection Learning. 228 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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PW said of this novel, originally titled Stone Cold , which tracks a teen's descent into the world of high-stakes poker, "Hautman's latest compellingly echoes gambling's siren call."

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