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The Cardturner: A Novel About A King, A Queen, And A Joker (2010)

The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker (2010)

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3.79 of 5 Votes: 5
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0385736622 (ISBN13: 9780385736626)
Delacorte Books for Young Readers

About book The Cardturner: A Novel About A King, A Queen, And A Joker (2010)

So, I found this book on the shelf in my English class last year, and after reading the first few pages, I loved the writing style! And even though I knew nothing about Bridge, I still loved the book. Now, I don't want to give away too much, but it makes you see the world differently and contains a psychological plot twist that will blow your mind. After finding it last year, I've checked it out of the library at least twelve times. This book is a must read for anyone. Never in a million years did I think anything would ever make me want to try Bridge. This book does. Aside from all the Bridge talk (and there is a lot), the book has a nicely written plot involving an immensely rich strange old blind uncle and his teenage great-nephew, sent to be his card turner by his money-grabbing parents (who are loathsome characters. I actively hated them). There's a decades-old love story to unravel and a new one to set up, lovably eccentric bridge players to be met and an unexpected twist. Sachar has a nice system for those who want to avoid the Bridge chat, putting in an image of a whale as a nod to the dull parts of Moby Dick every time he is about to explain a hand. His enthusiasm for the game is palpable in the book. The only reason I didn't score it higher is because I would have liked more plot, to balance it out with the Bridge talk.

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Great fun for bridge players, but don't know if non-players would enjoy so much.

Excellent-I want to learn bridge now. I really liked the YA book-just cool.

A good read even with the Bridge heavy storyline

very disappointed with the ending


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