The author of the Newbery Medal and National Book Award winner Holes here gives us a wry, thoroughly entertaining young adult novel about a 17-year-old boy, his irascible blind uncle, a cute but strange girl, and the game of bridge.
"[Louis Sachar] fulfills a need the world probably didn't even know it had: the great teen bridge novel.... It is astonishing how Sachar can make blow-by-blow accounts of bridge not only interesting but exciting, treating each play like a clue to unravel the riddle of each hand. An obvious windfall for smart and puzzle-minded teens, this is a great story to boot, with genuine characters ... and real relationships, balanced by casual, confident storytelling."—Booklist