Girls' Poker Night

Girls' Poker Night - bothersome after a while In addition...

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Girls’ Poker Night by Jill A. Davis Girls’ Poker Night , the easy-to-read chick-flick novel, lives up to its title of “a novel of high stakes.” The short chapters, which (for most of the time) use the title of the chapter somewhere within the chapter itself, make the novel a quick read. In addition, Jill leaves the impression that the theme of the novel is happiness. She expresses this feeling by using the actions and conversations of the “Wednesday night poker gang” and by distinctly repeating the word, happy. The unique stories and backgrounds from each character makes the book that much more enjoyable. Some drawbacks include the constant complaints from Ruby Capote, which become quite
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Unformatted text preview: bothersome after a while. In addition, her unwillingness to take risks and reveal her true thoughts for practically the entire book was too prolonged. Ruby writes in her “single girls on the edge, ledge, verge” column, at the end of the novel, that “. . . until I met him [Doug], my life’s goal was self-preservation. And that when I met him, self-preservation felt genuinely lonely” (Davis 244). Her life was miserable when she took what she could get without endangering herself. She makes frequently makes comments about how others are living a fulfilling life and seizing opportunities, which stem from taking chances. This disbelief in herself causes the reader to sympathize with her....
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