No Limit

No Limit

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by Pete Hautman
     
 

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"All I want is to play cards, to run my fingers over those slick, hard surfaces, to feel that cold power flowing in and out through my hands and eyes."

Dennis Doyle is feeling lucky. His landscaping business is thriving, his girlfriend loves him, he's got money in the bank, and the city bus that ran into him that morning left him alive and well. Soon he'll turn

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"All I want is to play cards, to run my fingers over those slick, hard surfaces, to feel that cold power flowing in and out through my hands and eyes."

Dennis Doyle is feeling lucky. His landscaping business is thriving, his girlfriend loves him, he's got money in the bank, and the city bus that ran into him that morning left him alive and well. Soon he'll turn sixteen and buy himself a car. Everything is going his way. So when his buddies ask him to play poker, Denn says yes. The cards are dealt, the money is bet...and the worst possible thing happens. Denn wins.

And he likes it.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Fast paced and powerfully delivered, this novel is as taut and suspenseful as a high-stakes game.”—School Library Journal

“Hautman’s anatomy of a teen addict is chillingly intensified by Denn’s narration…watch even reluctant readers ante up.”—BCCB

“Swift and salacious, Hautman’s latest compellingly echoes gambling’s siren call.”—Publishers Weekly

“A compelling read.”—KLIATT

Publishers Weekly
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." Ages 12-up. (June) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442433380
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
02/07/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

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, Invisible, and Mr. Was, which was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Pete lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Visit him at PeteHautman.com.

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No Limit 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Ive read the book 4 times now and its still manages to get me hooked, this is one of the best gambling books that ive ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Benjamin Williams More than 1 year ago
i read huo ntmas outher books they were great this one should be no diffrent n
the_riddler More than 1 year ago
This book has basically everything money, cards, a Camero, and a kid getting hit by a bus. It is a quick read that continuously grabs your attention. No limit was more realistic then what I was first lead to believe. It gives you an idea of what would happen if you were to have the same problem as Dennis. Dennis Doyle is a very interesting character for the reason that he goes through a drastic change in lifestyle and refuses to admit that he has a problem. In the beginning Dennis seems happy and content but throughout the novel Dennis begins to lose his self into the cards. As said in the novel each hand is a new chance and all Dennis wants is another chance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No Limit by Pete Hautman Reviewed by Jake Kinzelberg Stone Cold should be the title of Pete Hautman¿s No Limit. Hautman is a national book award winning author. Den Doyle is an average fifteen year old boy who is living the life. After he starts to play poker his life changes drastically. Will poker let him in and give him his destiny or will it ruin his life? Jason, Gibby, and Sam are bad boys. They introduce Den to poker. At first he plays it safe and uses the skills his father taught him. Then he starts to get into it: poker books and memorizing the texture of the cards. In this small suburban neighborhood anything can happen. What will happen to Den? This book is very well written. It makes readers want to know what will happen next. The foreshadowing in this book makes it even harder to stop reading. Den is an unpredictable character. This book isn¿t just about poker! It¿s about Dennis Doyle¿s life. In this descriptive novel it shows how Den feels about his life too. You will love this book from page one. You should read this book because it not a poker book rather it¿s a great novel. This book is about perseverance and loyalty. This is why you should read the book No Limit.