No Limit

No Limit

by Pete Hautman


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A teen develops a gambling addiction in this risk-heavy read—in trade paperback for the first time.

Sixteen-year-old Denn Doyle’s troubles begin with a seemingly harmless—and extremely profitable—game of poker with some neighborhood kids. Eager to join the adult world, Denn realizes that casinos and poker are a means to do exactly that. His “hobby” progresses to a habit and then to an addiction that threatens relationships with his parents, girlfriend, and best friend. Hautman explores the escalation of Denn’s gambling without preachiness, dealing with his problem in a straightforward and knowledgeable manner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442433380
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 02/07/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Pete Hautman is the author of National Book Award–winning novel Godless, Sweetblood, Hole in the Sky, Stone Cold, The Flinkwater Factor, The Forgetting Machine, and Mr. Was, which was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America, as well as several adult novels. He lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Visit him at

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No Limit 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read the book 4 times now and its still manages to get me hooked, this is one of the best gambling books that ive ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Benjamin Williams More than 1 year ago
i read huo ntmas outher books they were great this one should be no diffrent n
the_riddler More than 1 year ago
This book has basically everything money, cards, a Camero, and a kid getting hit by a bus. It is a quick read that continuously grabs your attention. No limit was more realistic then what I was first lead to believe. It gives you an idea of what would happen if you were to have the same problem as Dennis. Dennis Doyle is a very interesting character for the reason that he goes through a drastic change in lifestyle and refuses to admit that he has a problem. In the beginning Dennis seems happy and content but throughout the novel Dennis begins to lose his self into the cards. As said in the novel each hand is a new chance and all Dennis wants is another chance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No Limit by Pete Hautman Reviewed by Jake Kinzelberg Stone Cold should be the title of Pete Hautman¿s No Limit. Hautman is a national book award winning author. Den Doyle is an average fifteen year old boy who is living the life. After he starts to play poker his life changes drastically. Will poker let him in and give him his destiny or will it ruin his life? Jason, Gibby, and Sam are bad boys. They introduce Den to poker. At first he plays it safe and uses the skills his father taught him. Then he starts to get into it: poker books and memorizing the texture of the cards. In this small suburban neighborhood anything can happen. What will happen to Den? This book is very well written. It makes readers want to know what will happen next. The foreshadowing in this book makes it even harder to stop reading. Den is an unpredictable character. This book isn¿t just about poker! It¿s about Dennis Doyle¿s life. In this descriptive novel it shows how Den feels about his life too. You will love this book from page one. You should read this book because it not a poker book rather it¿s a great novel. This book is about perseverance and loyalty. This is why you should read the book No Limit.