December 11, 2011
The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman - by Meg Wolitzer
This is a great introduction to competitive Scrabble, and it accurately depicts life as a young Scrabble player. It's also a very well-written story with a number of interesting characters and sub-plots. The title is important to the story, but is really only one of the plot-lines. There's a slight fantasy element to the story, which doesn't really add much to the book, but it's solidly Realistic Fiction.
Pick this delightful book up if you enjoy Scrabble, reading about young friendships (good and bad), skateboarding, "tween" life, cheating bullies, or secret friends who are really good at drawing aliens.