Double or Nothing

Double or Nothing

by Dennis Foon
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Double or Nothing by Dennis Foon

Raise the stakes and feel the heat.

Kip is addicted to the pure adrenaline rush that hits when the stakes are high and the bets are laid down. His gambling addiction uses up his money, his mother's money -- and then their real trouble begins.

Dennis Foon's believable portrait of a teen caught in a gambling addiction crackles with suspense and a foreboding sense of where Kip will land.

Originally published in 2000, this remarkable novel has been updated to reflect new technology and the rise of online gambling.

Praise for the previous edition of Double or Nothing:

  • New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
  • "Our Choice" List, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • South Carolina Young Adult Book Award finalist

"This edgy novel believably captures the nightmare of compulsive gambling."
-- Horn Book

"Compelling characters . . . a fast-moving plot with plenty of crisp, authentic dialog."
-- Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550376265
Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
Publication date: 02/05/2000
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)
Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Dennis Foon, the author of several novels for young readers, is also a celebrated writer for stage and screen. Life Above All, his adaptation of Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton, won the Prix Francois Chalais at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, made the 2011 Academy Awards long list for Best Foreign Language Film and earned Dennis a nomination for a 2011 Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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