Monday, October 11, 2010

The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker by Louis Sachar

"Ever since I was a little kid, I've had it drilled into me that my uncle Lester was my favorite uncle."

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When his wealthy uncle, a champion bridge player who has lost his vision, asks seventeen-year-old Alton to be a cardturner for him, Alton has no idea how much he will ultimately learn from his eccentric relative.

Delacorte Press, 336 pages


Anonymous said...

I liked this novel a lot more than I thought I would. I do admit that I skimmed through (or skipped) the bridge instructions. Story was very compelling. However, I don't see it as a Newbery contender.

Anonymous said...

I really loved this book. It really surprised me though. It was a lot of fun to read (I listened to it and did listen to all of the bridge instructions). It was a great story woven in some instruction in the game of bridge. It takes talent to do that!