Aces Up. Lauren Barnholdt, Delacorte, $ trade paper (p) ISBN Enter Cole, leader of Aces Up, a clandestine ring of college-age. Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt – book cover, description, publication history. Barnholdt keeps her characters nicely varied and believable, and she doesn’t shrink from portraying the consequences her likable main.

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Max Shannon’s secret crush. Isn’t it stereotyped that males are better in Math and females in language? But in the end I loved him.

Aces Up definitely lived up to my expectations. Nov 17, Meg rated it really liked it Shelves: The love-interests Cole The leader of Aces Up. Not even, when you factor in the cost of the uniform I ripped. Jun 16, Jasmine rated it it was ok Shelves: This book would definitely makes you laugh, swoon with sweetness and romance and leaves you with a great moral by the time you finished bzrnholdt.

She plays poker the smart way, like a sport, barngoldt an art, if you like. I was like ‘Why would she let him do that in the first place? Number of times yelled at by Mackenzie: George the bartender catches her just in time, right before she goes down. I guess my brother really meant something when he said “That sounds good. Baarnholdt unlikely friendship with McKenzie, the tough cookie waitress who inducts her into the casino world is an especially charming and unexpected element.


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Anyway, if your in a mood for drama and romance and comedy, then this is it. Shannon gets involved in this underground poker group called Aces Up which sounds sketchy as hell, especially considering she could not find any info on it.

She must decide if the money she get from poker is worth the hurt on her family, friends, love and going to her dream college.

Luckily for her, she got brains and began to use them. My biggest problem is her relationship with everyone. A seventeen year old girl, Shannon Uup, is strapped for cash now that she isn’t privileged by her fathers’ losing his job, so she decides to work for her money.

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At the laureh, she meets a guy name Cole who tells her she is selected to join Aces up a poker organization.

I enjoyed the message the book told; – There are no shortcuts in life – It’s important to know when to ask for help – Lies and secrets will always come out Worth a read if you can handle teen drama. I don’t think so. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction.

Me gusta el que se mostrara el valor de la amistad; porque asi como amistades nacieron de este lio otras se reforzaron: Lists kauren This Book. Aside from that, I really liked Shannon and felt for her when things didn’t end up going her way during the book.



This book was poorly written, the characters were one dimensional and there were a fair few problematic jokes that made the novel come across as tacky. On the other hand it felt like I work on practicing The Secret, that book that says whatever you think will actually become your reality, and conjure up an image myself at Wellesley, walking on campus with a book bag full of newly purchased schoolbooks in one hand, and a grande peppermint latte in the other.

And while there is poker, and there are relationships in this book, I found both aspects to be quite surprising. She has enough to worry about: Eight million Number of drinks spilled: I pick it up and watch as she starts loading my tray with the little plastic cups of drinks that are sitting on the bar, already filled. But Shannon’s dream of making big bucks waitressing at the local casino, the Collosio, disappears faster than a gambler’s lucky streak.

Her relationships made the book really uncomfortable to read. I give the dress a good yank, and it creeps up a little further over my hips.

Mackenzie rolls her eyes.