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The Cardturner – Louis Sacher. Reviewed by Magic girl (13)

Alton Richards just got dumped by his girlfriend for his best friend. And with no job and no money, the summer isn’t looking good. Plus his parents insist he drive his old, blind and very sick uncle to his bridge tournaments four times a week.

Uncle Lester is very rich. Relatives flock to worm their way into his inheritance, including Alton’s parents. The competition is very high.

Not expecting much from the outings, Alton is surprised as he soon finds himself learning bridge, the queer history of the family, and a girl named Toni Castaneda.

I like this book. It gives hope.

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