The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg Wolitzer

August 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment

Summary: Twelve-year-olds Duncan Dorfman, April Blunt, and Nate Saviano meet at the Youth Scrabble Tournament where, although each has a different reason for attending and for needing to win, they realize that something more important is at stake than the  grand prize.

Sometimes, even a promise to keep a secret has to be broken.  Duncan’s mother tells Duncan on the first day at a new school that under no circumstance can he show his power. Duncan tries for a while – then it accidentally slips out. Overheard by Carl, a boy on the Scrabble team, Duncan is whisked into an adventure at the National Youth Scrabble Tournament that readers will love.
 April Blunt, a misfit in her family of jocks, is a very good Scrabble player. She strives to win the tournament (which is broadcast on the sports channel) to show her family Scrabble is a sport. She is also looking for a mysterious boy she met years ago.
Nate Saviano is forced to study Scrabble and everything about it because his father is a sore loser after losing the tournament himself as a boy. Nate hates being homeschooled and hates Scrabble. The only way he can escape is to win. These three kids encounter each other at the tournament and go on an adventure they’ll always remember.
Okay, I know last time I said Floors was going to win, but I’m contradicting myself now. The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman will!
I loved this book so much I almost couldn’t stop reading it to eat or sleep. I was in their world. (It goes back and forth between Nate, Duncan and April.) It was so amazing, I can’t explain it. I was upset when I finished!
The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman is an adventure, a mystery, realistic fiction and a funny book. Even if you don’t like Scrabble, I guarantee you’ll like it! Read The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman – the TRUE OPLBERY WINNER!-Maggie

This book is amazing! This is an OPLbery winner, definitely. This book is the only truly distinguished OPLbery book choice .This is a book you need to read to believe that the book is as amazing as it truly is.-Eric

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