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No Limit (Denn Doyle)

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  127 ratings  ·  19 reviews
A teen develops a gambling addiction in this risk-heavy read—in trade paperback for the first time.

Sixteen-year-old Denn Doyle’s troubles begin with a seemingly harmless—and extremely profitable—game of poker with some neighborhood kids. Eager to join the adult world, Denn realizes that casinos and poker are a means to do exactly tha
ebook, 224 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published 1998)
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I just finish reading the book No limit is written by Pete HauntMan and it was great. The main character Dennis Doyle is a worker. He like earning money for himself but when his lawn business doesn't sky rockets as he plans he turns to something His neighbor introduces it to him and Dennis turns out to be good at it. He wins wins and wins but when one of his friends bluffs him out of a jack pot of 200 hundred dollars he stops playing... for now. He buys books and cards to help him
Brandon Knoke
In the book No Limit and previously named Stone Cold by Pete Hautman the main character Dennis Doyle or Denn is just a normal kid in the beginning of the summer. He has his own small lawn business, a girlfriend, and a lot of friends. His dad left their family when he was younger to make movie scripts for a living. His dad constantly trying to have Denn visit California so he can see what it is like. Denn always makes up an excuse why he can’t come out and visit. One day Denn was hanging out with ...more
Sam Harrison
I enjoyed this book dispiriting having no knowledge of poker. It was an exciting book and was detailed. It's wasn't too stressful because Denn, the main character, didn't care about the money but he had a passion for cards. It's a good read. Four stars because it wasn't the greatest book I've ever read but it's alright. But the ending I felt, was rushed and ended to quicklyz
No Limit is a book that I read within a 3 week span. It was a good read for me because I am not the best of reader but it also challenged me. The book has strong points in it because he had problems. He gets together with some friends and come to find that they really aren’t the best of friends. I can relate to what he feels at this time because I have friends that have been there for me and know when to push my buttons and know when not too. He never gives up on his plan from when he was young, ...more
“Money is not everything”. Denn Doyle knowledge this from lots thing happened to him. Then he had a lot of money. He felt so lonely without of family and friends. He just wants someone could call him and listen to him.
He is a one really loves money. He has a lovely girl friend who loves him a lot.
He also has good friends who always listen to him. But he lost them after he learns that he has a natural talent. "All I want is to play cards, to run my fingers over those slick, hard surfaces, to fe
Anthony Silva
This book was really good book. What made me become interested in it was the amount of poker Ive been playing lately. It taught me a bunch of things i didn't know about poker.
This book is about a kid that gets addicted to poker and loses everything, but he is able to buy what ever he wants because he is rich and keeps winning.
I definatley recommend this book to kids that want to get better at poker.
Laura Leonard
Apr 24, 2008 Laura Leonard rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like to play poker...people who read/saw Bringing Down the House/21
Dennis Doyle has a successful lawn business and is slowly saving up money for a used Camaro when he is hit by a bus and knocked off his skateboard. When he escapes the incident unharmed he feels extraordinarily lucky. This luck continues as he is asked to play in his first poker game. Eventually, Denn will have to decide what it worth giving up in order to win the big pot. Sequel = All In
Justin Regenscheid
im about half way through the book and it really isnt what i had expected it to be, its not very interesting at all. it is a very fast read so thats one good thing about it. so all in all it was one of my worst books to read.

after finishing the book i thought it was kind of dumb. it wasnt all that good from the begining to the end it made me bored.
This book was pretty ok, i really only liked when they played poker, Dennis started to be a jerk at the end of this book thought, and he has a friend name seamus, read this book, its not gay like lyddie =), thats always a bonus
I was surprised that this book, originally titled Stone Cold, was a fresh concept in YA lit. It's about teen gambling with a twist that I can't say. Students say they enjoy the book, and I really liked the ending.
Sam Colborn
this book was pretty good. :).. it wasnt a REALLY good book but it really kept me reading. i guess it would be easier if you know something about poker. I would suggest this book to a kid who likes poker lol. :)
I loved the fact that the ending wasn't predictable nor was it a happily ever after scene. This is about addiction, specifically addition to gambling. quick and easy read.
Jason Lui
This is a book just about a regular old kid in a town. One day he walks by and is doing an errand, but gets tempted to play some poker. He realizes that he's good at it....
With Texas Hold 'em so popular with teens today, this books is certainly relevant to their lives. I think Hautman is a GREAT YA writer.
Melvin Valle
about a guy saving money and is good at numbers until one of his friends introduced him into gambling.
Jacob Gardner
this was one of my favorite books it taught me to always have a good poker face
It ended up great, not telling how though.
this book shows you can't always have everything
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Pete Hautman is the author of Godless, which won the National Book Award, and many other critically acclaimed books for teens and adults, including Blank Confession, All-In, Rash, No Limit, and Invisible. Mr. Was was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Pete lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Visit him at
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