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The Cardturner

AuthorLouis Sachar

NarratorLouis Sachar

Duration8h

CategoriesYoung Adult and Teen Fiction

Key StageKS3

PublisherBloomsbury

VersionUnabridged

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When Alton's ageing, blind uncle asks him to attend bridge games with him, he agrees. After all, it's better than a rubbish summer job in the local shopping mall, and Alton's mother thinks it might secure their way to a good inheritance sometime in the future. But, like all apparently casual choices in any of Louis Sachar's wonderful books, this choice soon turns out to be a lot more complex than Alton could ever have imagined. As his relationship with his uncle develops, and he meets the very attractive Toni, deeply buried secrets are uncovered and a romance that spans decades is finally brought to a conclusion. Alton's mother is in for a surprise!

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