Big Slick
Big Slick
Big Slick
Eric Luper
All in all, sixteen-year-old Andrew Lang has been dealt a pretty good hand in life. Sure, he has to spend his afternoons slaving away in the hellhole that is his dad's dry-cleaning business, but even that's not so bad with Jasmine, the seriously hot Goth-chick senior, working right beside him. So what if she's got a boyfriend? Plus, Andrew's got an ace up his sleeve - he's good at poker. Very good. Unfortunately, all it takes is one bad beat at Shushie's illegal poker club to turn Andrew's bankroll from huge to nonexistent. And Andrew's pretty sure that sooner or later his dad's going to notice that $600 he "borrowed" from the register. Andrew thinks he may know how to get the money back, but it's a little bit crazy, and a little bit dangerous . . . In this breakneck-paced novel about gambling and growing up, the stakes are high, and Andrew must ask himself: What does going all in really mean?

Book Details


  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Big Slick begins with Andrew Lang stealing money from his
dad's dry cleaning company.  After he loses that money in a
Texas Hold'em game, Andrew steals more in the hopes of
winning it back in another poker game.  Andrew digs himself
in deeper when he finds some "crack" and tries to sell it
on the street.  This causes Andrew even more trouble and he
ends up selling it back to the drug dealer.  With his new
stash of cash, Andrew takes off to another casino to try to

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