Posts Tagged "Simon Pulse"

Losing Faith by Denise Jaden

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: When Brie’s older sister Faith falls off a mountain and dies, her family is plunged into grief as they struggle to understand what happened. As Brie tries to unravel the events leading up to Faith’s death, she’s also dealing with a cheating boyfriend, a best friend who would make a good enemy, and parents who are so overcome that they hardly notice her anymore. Thankfully Tessa, a Goth girl from school, takes Brie under her wing because she knows what loosing a sibling is like. Together, along with Alis, the brother of someone Brie didn’t know Faith was...

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Year of Mistaken Discoveries by Eileen Cook

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: They say bad things come in threes and Avery is about to find out just how true that statement is. Having her boyfriend break up with her, being turned down for early acceptance at Duke University and the sudden death of her former best friend, Nora, leaves Avery feeling bereft and adrift. Struggling to figure out how to salvage a future Duke acceptance and mourning her friend, Avery uses the fact that she and Nora were both adopted as the basis of her senior class project, searching for her own birth mother and hoping to impress the university with the results. Along the way she...

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Anywhere but Here by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: After his mother dies and Cole and his father are left with only each other, life in the small town of Webster becomes unbearable. Cole breaks up with his girlfriend Lauren for shaky reasons and plots his escape to film school in Vancouver, British Columbia. If he can just escape getting caught in the web of Webster, Cole believes he’ll have a better life. But as his connections with family and friends become more numerous and complicated, leaving might not be as easy as he first believes it will. As Cole is confronted with some hard decisions about his future, he starts to...

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The Vow by Jessica Martinez

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Alberta, Book Reviews | 0 comments

Summary: Annie’s best friend Mo is the most important person in her life. Their entrance into each others’ lives in grade school is a saving grace for both with Mo being a new immigrant to the United States and Annie losing her sister. So when Mo’s father loses his job and his family must move back to Jordan from Elizabethtown, Kentucky, the idea is unthinkable. Annie and Mo need each other, and to prevent their separation, Annie comes up with an idea to keep him in the United States. But neither of them truly realises what is involved in what Annie is proposing, and what...

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Snitch by Allison Van Diepen

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: Julia DiVino lives in Brooklyn, New York, attending a school and living in a neighbourhood run by gangs. Against gang affiliation, Julia and her friend Q have managed to stay independent. When Julia meets and falls in love with Eric, though, a chain-reaction sequence of events¬†is initiated that will have her making decisions she never thought possible.¬†Julia’s formerly black and white world is suddenly gray, and it is anyone’s guess whether she will make it out alive. Number of Pages: 297 Age Range: 15-17 Review: Snitch by Allison van Diepen moves. I sped right through...

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