Posts Tagged "14-16"

B for Buster by Iain Lawrence

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: Enlisting early in the air force at the age of sixteen to escape an abusive situation at home, Kak is in England and in over his head. As the wireless operator in a bomber plane during World War II, he is so traumatised by his first couple of times on the job bombing targets in Germany that he wants to quit. Quitting isn’t an option though and while everyone must complete a minimum of thirty missions, it is rare for bombers to live that long. Kak’s watching his friends die left and right as planes don’t come back from their missions, and his only solace is found in...

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My Parents Are Sex Maniacs… by Robyn Harding

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: When her father is caught with another woman at his fortieth birthday party, Louise’s world is turned upside down. Not only is her parents’ marriage suddenly in jeopardy, but the woman her father was with is Louise’s best friend’s mother making everything infinitely more complicated. As their families come down on different sides of the affair, Louise finds herself without the support of the best friend she’s had for years. Seeking out new friends and a sense of stability in an uncertain time, Louise deals with the increasing changes due to her...

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Juggling Fire by Joanne Bell

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Book Reviews, Yukon | 0 comments

Summary: Sixteen year-old Rachel has unanswered questions in her life. Her father disappeared when she was only a child, and since his disappearance Rachel has been struggling to figure out whether he didn’t come back as he promised because he couldn’t or because he didn’t want to. Rachel prepares to go on a journey with her dog Brooks to find out for herself what really happened. Venturing to their family cabin in the Yukon where her father was last seen, she and Brooks set out across the Tundra, encountering challenges in the form of a bear, weather and dwindling...

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Sila’s Revenge by Jamie Bastedo

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Book Reviews, Northwest Territories | 0 comments

Summary: When Empire Oil comes to Ashley’s Northwest Territories community intending to drill, Ashley takes extreme action to prevent them from following through and wrecking the land. Afterwards Ashley’s drumming group is invited to play at Carnegie Hall in New York, and Empire Oil’s willingness to pay the cost of their travel puts Ashley on edge. Turns out Jack Masters, vice-president of Empire Oil, has a secret agenda to save the world from Climate Change in a radical manner that involves Ashley, and she¬†and her friends find themselves on an unexpected journey that could...

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Devil’s Pass by Sigmund Brouwer

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Book Reviews, Northwest Territories | 2 comments

Summary: It seems Webb is least affected by his grandfather David McLean’s death. Though he has fond memories of his grandfather, since his mother’s remarriage after the death of his father, Webb has been distancing himself from those he loves. With a step-father who physically and psychologically abuses him, taking everything and everyone important to him away, Webb has learned the only way to protect what he loves is to give it up on his own terms. Webb’s task from his grandfather upon his death is to go on a wild goose chase that takes him all the way to Norman Wells,...

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