Friday, July 2, 2010

Judging A Book By It's Cover: The Cardturner

The cover I'm judging today is:

So, at first glance I didn't really give the cover much thought. But the more I look at it, the more I like it. I really like the tagline, and the picture of the guy. I also like that the title and the author are different colors but pretty much the same font. It's making me want to read the book more than I did originally!

Now that I've judged the cover, here's what the book is about:

How are we supposed to be partners? He can’t see the cards and I don’t know the rules! The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him to hook up with his best friend. He has no money and no job. His parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester to his bridge club four times a week and be his cardturner—whatever that means. Alton’s uncle is old, blind, very sick, and very rich. But Alton’s parents aren’t the only ones trying to worm their way into Lester Trapp’s good graces. They’re in competition with his longtime housekeeper, his alluring young nurse, and the crazy Castaneda family, who seem to have a mysterious influence over him. Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge, and especially by the pretty and shy Toni Castaneda. As the summer goes on, he struggles to figure out what it all means, and ultimately to figure out the meaning of his own life.


  1. I want to read this book too. This cover's okay but I prefer the other cover, the red one with designs that appear on a card. I just find it striking! :)


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