Stone Cold by Pete Hautman

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When Denn joins a poker game in his neighborhood, he puts everything at stake-- his family, his friends, his girlfriend. With humor, insight, drama, and suspense, Pete Hautman looks at the world of high-stakes gambling and how one teenager tries to fit in.

About Pete Hautman

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Pete Hautman is the author of "Godless", which won the National Book Award, and many other critically acclaimed books for teens and adults, including "Blank Confession", "All-In", "Rash", "No Limit", and "Invisible". "Mr. Was" was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Pete lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Visit him at
Published October 1, 1998 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 176 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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He wins, and keeps on winning, and soon he’s winning so much that he lets his friend Murky take over the mowing business completely.

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He moves from living-room games with a group of boozy tough kids to the $1000 tables at a local casino, in and out of Gamblers Anonymous and finally to a private game where the sky's the limit.

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