No Limit [NOOK Book]

Overview

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, ...
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No Limit

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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

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.
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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439120781
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,271,667
  • Age range: 12 years
  • File size: 3 MB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2011

    havent read it yet

    i read huo ntmas outher books they were great this one should be no diffrent n

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  • Posted November 18, 2008

    The book to read

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2006

    TWO THUMBS UP

    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.

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    Posted August 19, 2011

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