Posts Tagged "13-15"

Getting the Girl by Susan Juby

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: In Sherman’s high school, girls who are thought to behave questionably are ostracised. All it takes is a picture of the girl with a D marked in it put up in all of the student bathrooms and it is like she never existed. She has been ‘defiled.’ When Sherman’s crush Dini starts going out with Lacrosse star Lester, Sherman is fearful she will be the next to be defiled. Inspired by his friend Vanessa’s detective novels, Sherman becomes determined to protect Dini by unravelling the mystery of who the Defilers actually are and why they are doing it before it...

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Another Kind of Cowboy by Susan Juby

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: Ever since he was little, Alex has been in love with horses. Without the funds to own one himself, Alex pretends his bike is a horse, until one day his dreams come true and his father wins Turnip in a poker game. Thus Alex’s life as a cowboy begins as he learns to ride Western style. But what interests Alex most is dressage, an aspect of English riding. Unfortunately this does not fit in with Alex’s father’s idea of what a cowboy should be, and Alex must chose between following his dreams and being who he really is or pleasing his dad. With the help and support of...

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On Thin Ice by Jamie Bastedo

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Book Reviews, Northwest Territories | 0 comments

Summary: After moving to a different town in the Northwest Territories to take care of her relatives, Ashley begins having intensely vivid dreams featuring a polar bear. But the strangest part is that the dreams start coming true. With climate change in the works Ashley’s small community is experiencing intense weather like never before, and the changing conditions of the ice have implications for a polar bear’s food supply. Problems arise when the bear comes too close to the community, causing fear and harm to residents. As her connection to the polar bear grows, Ashley learns...

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Heck Superhero by Martine Leavitt

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Alberta, Book Reviews | 0 comments

Summary: Thirteen year-old Heck finds himself on his own as his mother takes one of her breaks from reality. Caught up in the desire to be his mother’s hero while keeping the true nature of the situation a secret so he won’t end up in another foster home, Heck ends up getting locked out of his apartment and living in a car. When people who know him try to help, Heck shuts them out, believing that if he can only find and perform the one, greatest Good Deed, he’ll even out the cosmic score and his mother will come back to him. Along the way he meets Marion, a young man with...

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Rookie by Lorna Schultz Nicholson

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Alberta, Book Reviews | 0 comments

Summary: Aaron Wong is a rookie who has moved from Vancouver to Calgary to play on┬áthe Podium Sports Academy hockey team. With a promise to his parents to keep his grades above 95%, Aaron’s under a lot of pressure on and off the ice. A new friend/love interest named Carrie in Aaron’s life inflames the jealousy of Rammer, a teammate, and when the rookies are hazed he threatens Aaron with something unspeakable. To get revenge and assuage his humiliation, Aaron ups his game, determined now more than ever to show up Rammer on the ice. But when Rammer’s violence escalates and...

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