Friday, June 2, 2017

Overturned, by Lamar Giles

In the novel Overturned by Lamar Giles, Nikki is the daughter of a former professional poker player and casino owner. Nikki is an amazing poker player, and has been playing illegal games for years to save up enough money to go to college. Five years earlier, her father was convicted of killing his business partner, John Reedy, and has been in prison ever since. But suddenly, new evidence has come out of nowhere and her father is released from prison. When he is released, he is obsessed with finding out who framed him and why. However, he is brutally killed and the obsession is passed onto Nikki. As her mother scrambles to sell the casino, Nikki will try to solve the mystery of who killed her father and why. 

She will need the help of her friends Gavin, Molly, and Davis along the way as well as others who owe her a few favors. Gavin and Molly are Nikki’s long time friends, and Davis is the son of the most powerful man in Las Vegas, Big Bert Carlino. Want to know who is responsible for killing Nikki’s father and framing him five years ago? Read the book to find out! I enjoyed reading the novel Overturned by Lamar Giles. It was very well written and all of the events were described well. The author used figurative language to make the book more interesting and a better read. The author described all of the poker games and what was going through Nikki’s head very well. The author split all the chapters at good places, and it made me never want to stop reading. 

I never wanted to put the book down. I would recommend the novel Overturned by Lamar Giles to any teens who enjoy mystery and action novels. The book is very relatable for teens, especially the scenes at school. The book always keeps you guessing who killed Nikki’s father, and I think that teens of all ages would thoroughly enjoy this novel.

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