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Young Adult Fiction Siblings

Double or Nothing

by (author) Brooke Carter

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Jul 2020
Siblings, College & University, Mental Illness
Recommended Age
12 to 18
Recommended Grade
8 to 12
Recommended Reading age
12 to 18
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jul 2020
    List Price

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Key Selling Points

  • A math genius with a gambling problem is in over her head.
  • This book explores the devastating effects of addiction.
  • The main character has an identical twin who gets sucked into her unsavoury lifestyle.
  • The author has written several other hi-lo books, including The Unbroken Hearts Club , Learning Seventeen and Another Miserable Love Song in the Orca Soundings series.
  • New, enhanced features (dyslexia-friendly font, cream paper, larger trim size) to increase reading accessibility for dyslexic and other striving readers.

About the author

Brooke Carter was born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, where she earned an MFA in Creative Writing (UBC) and where she currently makes her home with her family. She is the author of the Orca Soundings titles Another Miserable Love Song and Learning Seventeen and the Orca Sports title Lucky Break. For more information, visit

Brooke Carter's profile page


  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens

Editorial Reviews

“These engaging, fast-paced books...depict difficult topics with sensitivity.”

School Library Journal

“Both believable and chilling…The story line, engaging characters, the tension and high stakes, will absorb both boys and girls of all reading abilities. Highly Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“The story moves along at a thrilling clip, sure to maintain readers' attention. A royal flush of a read for reluctant readers.”

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