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Finding Cassidy by Laura Langston

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: When her father is diagnosed with Huntington’s Chorea, Cassidy learns from her research that it’s a degenerative genetic illness she stands a 50% chance of inheriting herself. But when she expresses this concern to her parents, Cassidy learns good news and bad news. The good news is she has no chance of inheriting her father’s disease. The bad news is her biological father is actually an anonymous sperm donor, and her parents have been keeping the true nature of her conception a secret for her whole life. Plunged into self-doubt, questioning who she is and...

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Rabbit Ears by Maggie de Vries

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: Sisters Beth and Kaya are inexorably linked by their shared childhoods and the illness and death of their father. But when Kaya starts pulling away, using drugs and becoming a sex worker, Beth is left wondering how she and their mom can reach out to Kaya and get her to come home again. What they don’t know is that Kaya’s childhood also included years of abuse at the hands of a neighbour, and the shame Kaya feels over events she couldn’t control prevents her from telling her family what happened. Determined not to lose Kaya, Beth and her mother hold onto their love...

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Below by Jason Chabot

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: In what appears to be a post-apocalyptic version of our world, people live Above on floating islands that rest above the clouds, unhindered by bad weather because in the upper atmosphere nothing blocks them from┬áthe sun, moon and stars. The only life Elia knows is Above, but when the islands start descending and breaking apart and Elia finds herself caught up in a mystery she doesn’t understand, events conspire to put her Below. Completely out of her element and convinced the Scavengers who take the dead bodies from Above away are going to get her, Elia runs into Hokk, a...

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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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