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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman

Middle School Fiction

G/A Woltzer, Meg. The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman. Dutton, 2011. 304 p. 9780525423041 $16.99

Three kids are joining hundreds of other hopefuls in the Youth Scrabble Tournament (YST). This is their story.

Duncan Dorfman has a special talent; he can read written words with the fingertips of his left hand. His mom tells him to keep it a secret but he wants to be popular at his new school and this just might be the ticket.

April Blunt doesn’t fit with her family full of jocks. All they care about is sports, all she cares about is Scrabble. Maybe if she wins the YST, her family will see that Scrabble is a “sport” too.

Nate Saviano’s father lost the YST in his final game 26 years ago. Now he has pulled Nate out of school to focus solely on Scrabble. Will Nate live up to his father’s dreams of Scrabble dominance?

Recommended for fans of E.L. Konigsburg

Sarah Mae Harper, CoLAPL- AC Bilbrew Library

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