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Double or Nothing
By (author): Brooke Carter
9781459823815 Paperback , Trade English Young adult: Interest age, years 12, Canadian school grade range 8 - 12, US school grade range 8 - 12, Reading age, years 12 Sep 22, 2020 Print Run: 6000
$10.95 CAD
Active 5 x 7.5 x 0.38 in | 160 gr 152 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Siblings
North America
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2021, Commended
Heads I win. Tails you lose.

Ester "Essie" Tomasi is a genius. She got an early entrance scholarship to university and at eighteen years old is already in her second year of pre-med. But Essie also struggles with a dark secret: she has a serious gambling problem. She is falling deeper and deeper into debt, struggling to keep up with her heavy course load and unable to make even the simplest of decisions without flipping a coin.

But when Essie makes a bet that she can’t cover, it’s her identical twin sister, Aggie, who comes to the rescue, making a dangerous deal with the gangsters holding Essie’s latest bet. Essie must find her way out of this mess or risk losing everything she’s ever cared about.

  • Key Selling PointsA math genius with a gambling problem is in over her head.
  • This book explores the devastating effects of addiction.
  • The main character has an identical twin who gets sucked into her unsavoury lifestyle.
  • The author has written several other hi-lo books, including The Unbroken Hearts Club, Learning Seventeen and Another Miserable Love Song in the Orca Soundings series.
  • New, enhanced features (dyslexia-friendly font, cream paper, larger trim size) to increase reading accessibility for dyslexic and other striving readers.

Brooke Carter is the author of several contemporary books for teens, including Double or Nothing, Learning Seventeen and The Unbroken Hearts Club from the Orca Soundings line.

“The story moves along at a thrilling clip, sure to maintain readers' attention. A royal flush of a read for reluctant readers.” - Kirkus Reviews

“These engaging, fast-paced books...depict difficult topics with sensitivity.” - School Library Journal

“Both believable and chilling…The story line, engaging characters, the tension and high stakes, will absorb both boys and girls of all reading abilities. Highly Recommended.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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The Stone of Sorrow Brooke Carter 9781459824393 $14.95 CAD Apr 07, 2020
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Lucky Break Brooke Carter 9781459816411 $9.95 CAD Aug 28, 2018
Learning Seventeen Brooke Carter 9781459815537 $9.95 CAD Jan 16, 2018
Another Miserable Love Song Brooke Carter 9781459813120 $9.95 CAD Aug 30, 2016

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