Nova Scotia

Emily for Real by Sylvia Gunnery

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Book Reviews, Nova Scotia | 1 comment

Summary: Emily’s breakup with her boyfriend Brian comes right before the sudden death of her grandfather. Circumstances conspire to leave Emily without a boyfriend or a best friend to confide in when her grandfather’s will turns out to have some surprises. Enter Leo, a guy who thinks Shakespeare is a pervert and is dealing with challenges of his own. The two strike up an unlikely friendship that supports Leo through family conflicts and Emily through the revelation of a secret that will change her life. Number of Pages: 202 Age Range: 14-16 Review: Through Emily For Real, Sylvia...

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Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Book Reviews, Nova Scotia | 0 comments

Summary: Lucy is a sixteen year-old surviving on her own after a plague has wiped out her entire family and most of the world’s population. A stranger named Aiden rescues her from a wild dog attack and invites her to live with his community of survivors at a place called Hell’s Gate. Reluctant, but forced to abandon her shelter by a tsunami, Lucy joins the community and has to adjust to living with others again. Turns out the community is being regularly culled by scientists with questionable motives involving plague research, and Lucy herself is the object of their desire due to...

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Oak Island Revenge by Cynthia D’Entremont

Posted by on Feb 2, 2014 in Book Reviews, Nova Scotia | 0 comments

Summary: Fourteen year-olds Jonah and Beaz  are starting their summer by keeping their Oak Island treasure hunting plans a secret due to Jonah’s parents being over-protective and Beaz’s mother being physically abusive. But this one simple secret multiples into other secrets when a local girl turns up dead and Jonah and Beaz keep stumbling upon clues revealing who the murder is. As some of the secrets are unveiled, the most powerful ones remain silent, causing danger to Beaz. Jonah learns that while the truth isn’t always pretty, it is vitally important, and the mysterious...

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Membrane by Carol Moreira

Posted by on Feb 1, 2014 in Book Reviews, Nova Scotia | 0 comments

Summary: Tanya’s got problems. When she falls through a membrane and enters a parallel universe, she encounters her double who has problems of her own. Nicknamed P by Tanya, P’s problems include the inhabitants of another parallel universe trying to invade her world. The membrane has a mind of its’ own, and Tanya, P and their friend all find themselves at its’ mercy, giving them new perspectives on the invasion issue. Faced with an invasion into her mind, Tanya learns to overcome her troubled memories to become a stronger person. Number of Pages: 234 Age Range: 13-14...

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Game Plan by Natalie Corbett Sampson

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Book Reviews, Nova Scotia | 0 comments

Summary: Basketball athlete Ella is usually responsible and cautious, but one drunken Hallowe’en night lowers her inhibitions with her boyfriend, Sam, leaving her only seventeen and pregnant. Katherine and Danny Frayne are a married couple who have tried unsuccessfully for five years to conceive without success so they begin the process to adopt a child. These two heartfelt journeys unfold separately, but Ella’s decision about her unplanned pregnancy will connect them forever. Number of Pages: 306 Age Range: 17-18 Review: Appearances are deceiving on this one. What looks like a...

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Not Suitable for Family Viewing by Vicki Grant

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Book Reviews, Nova Scotia | 0 comments

Summary: After being burned by her mother Mimi’s celebrity status, Robin has withdrawn from the world to avoid further pain. Her one remaining friend, Selena, challenges her to get off her pampered butt and do something, and when Robin finds a mysterious ring as well as a photograph hidden carefully in her mother’s room she gains the motivation to do so. Impulsively she travels to Port Minton, Nova Scotia in search of answers to the origins of the ring, but Robin ends up learning more than she ever expected. Number of Pages: 290 Age Range: 15-17 Review: Last book on my journey of...

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