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Young Adult Fiction Siblings

Double or Nothing

by (author) Brooke Carter

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2020
Category
Siblings, College & University, Mental Illness
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459823815
    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
    List Price
    $10.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459823839
    Publish Date
    Jul 2020
    List Price
    $8.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 12 to 18

Description

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.

About the author

Brooke Carter was born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, where she earned an MFA in Creative Writing (UBC) and where she currently makes her home with her family. She is the author of the Orca Soundings titles Another Miserable Love Song and Learning Seventeen and the Orca Sports title Lucky Break. For more information, visit www.brookecarter.com.

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Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens

Editorial Reviews

“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

“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

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