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by Dennis Foon

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 highly acclaimed novel has been revised to reflect new technology and the rise of online gambling.

Praise for 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

“… a main character who will break your heart.” —Kliatt

Reviews:

“... an intensely gripping read.”
—CM Magazine, 02/12


“Foon’s tight and economical writing keeps the story moving at a pace that mirrors the speed at which Kip spots a gambling opportunity, acts on it, rationalizes any losses and then moves on.”
—Geist, 09/12