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Estelle: The Cardturner by Louis Sachar

The Cardturner by Louis Sachar Publication Date: May 11, 2010 Publisher: Delacorte Books Pages: 336 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: bridge, male narrator, family secrets Summary: It’s sad but true when driving his blind uncle to bridge games becomes the highlight of Alton’s summer. His girlfriend left him for his best friend, and his parents […]

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February 12, 2014 - 8:14 pm

carol baldwin - Enjoyed your review of this entertaining book. I googled, THe Cardturner + Teens or Adults and I came to your blog. As an adult who knows a smattering of bridge (but certainly not enough to speak bridge gibberish) I was wondering how a teen reader would like this book- or not. Glad to hear you did! Thanks for the good review.

January 19, 2013 - 1:20 am

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June 18, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Interesting. That’s what this book sounds like to me. I don’t think I would have picked it up if I had seen it in a bookstore – but your review changed my mind. I’m curious enough about it (and bridge) to give it a try!

May 22, 2012 - 2:36 pm

April Books & Wine - Yeah, I know nothing at all about bridge either except the stereotypes I have in my head. I won a copy of The Cardturner a LONG time ago and still have not got to it. I’m glad to hear that although it’s kind of slow that it has the old school YA feel, I’m actually looking forward to reading it even more! 😀

May 21, 2012 - 7:32 pm

VeganYANerds - This sounds really interesting, Estelle, and I know nothing about bridge! But, I did read Holes late last year and I enjoyed Louis’ writing style. Hopefully my library has a copy of this as well because I am a real fan of books written from a guy’s perspective!

Estelle: The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard

The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard Publisher: Ballantine Books Release Date: May 4, 2010 Pages: 336 Target Audience: Adult/Crime/Thriller How I found out about it: Saw it at Target & added it to my to-read list. Format: Hardcover borrowed from the library. Summary: It’s been over 20 years since Jody’s father was […]

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March 17, 2012 - 10:50 pm

Teena in Toronto - I finished it tonight and wasn’t crazy about it.

February 17, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Estelle - Alexa, so glad you agree with me about the character development. It’s so huge. You want your readers to connect with your characters. Not feel distanced from them. Hope you will give this a try… when you have time. haha. Happy weekend to you!

February 17, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I absolutely agree. I find that YA books, for the most part, have really good world-building and character development and plot structure. It’s always a pleasure to read a book that meets that criteria.

That having been said, this does sound a bit intriguing. I may check it out… when I’ve got the time to 🙂

Estelle: The Murderer’s Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers

The Murderer’s Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers Pages: 320 Published: January 19, 2010 Target: Adult Fiction Format: Hardcover borrowed from the library. How I heard about it: Saw it in Target and saved the title in my phone Summary: While Lulu and Merry’s childhood was never the bright and cheery kind, nothing prepared them for […]

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August 3, 2016 - 8:26 am

2016: The Murderer’s Daughters (Randy Susan Meyers) – Confessions of a Bibliophile - […] “Most interesting to me were the paths these women took in their life. Every decision, every choice was almost a reaction to their father’s crime.” — Rather Be Reading […]

December 11, 2011 - 1:44 pm