(From the publisher):
Catch the buzz.
That's just what Kip is trying to do. And he doesn't need drugs or alcohol to get there, only the pure adrenaline rush that comes when the stakes are high. The risks, the thrills - throw in some money and the fun really begins.
Follow Kip's roller-coaster ride that comes in the high-stakes game of gambling. He's a good guy, but he gets his rush from betting. He has the attitude and knows the odds. How to increase the thrill? Raise the stakes. When Kip starts going out with Joey, things are great. She is not like other girls he knows. Then Kip meets Joey's father - King Hewitt, Master Illusionist - and nothing could be cooler. A magician plays the margins like no other, and King is big into gambling, too. Before he knows it, Kip is being taken on the ride of his life - from the horse tracks to the casinos.
The buzz is increasing, but so are his debts. Can Kip beat the odds and turn things around before he hits bottom?
Original title: Double or Nothing
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Social Issues