Monday, April 13, 2009

Perpetual Check by Rich Wallace

"They're barefoot, moving silently along the carpeted hallway, searching for some clue to which hotel room might be Jenna McNultys."

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Abstract: Brothers Zeke and Randy participate in an important chess tournament, playing against each other while also trying to deal with their father's intensely competitive tendencies.

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf; 112 pages


Mary said...

This title was suggested by a 12 year-old boy who didn't want to leave his name, but said the dad was just like his own dad and that the story was great! He liked reading a book about chess.

Stephanie said...

I thought that tyhis was a unique book. I liked the idea and haven't read anything similar to it that I can recall. I did think that there was too much profanity in it. However the characters were complex and interesting. I liked it, but I don't think it will win.

loonfern said...

The brothers definitely have an over the top father. He reminds me of some of the hockey dads that I have seen over the years. I like how the brothers handle their difficult situation. They seem to be in a perpetual check as sons.