Lost For Words by Alice Kuipers

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Book Reviews, Saskatchewan | 0 comments

Summary: Dealing with the aftermath of her sister Emily’s death in a terrorist attack in London, England, Sophie is overcome with sorrow, grief, and some guilt. She’s seeing a therapist she can’t talk to, distancing herself from her former friends and her mother and having panic attacks. Writing in a journal given to her by her therapist helps, but it takes a long time before Sophie can face the painful memories of that fateful day and start to move past them. Thankfully she has some friends old and new who won’t give up on her, giving Sophie the support she needs to...

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The Death of Us by Alice Kuipers

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in Book Reviews, Saskatchewan | 0 comments

Summary: When a car accident leaves the lives of best friends Callie and Ivy in jeopardy, Kurt and his friend Xander rush to the hospital to find out their fates. As the background of the story behind the accident slowly unravels from three different perspectives, the complicated nature of Callie and Ivy’s friendship reveals itself. Callie seems to be the only one who is happy about Ivy’s return to town, but their connection causes problems with Callie’s parents as her mom forbids Callie to see her. Drawn to Ivy’s electric nature, Callie ventures down a road of...

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Apart by R.P. MacIntyre and Wendy MacIntyre

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Book Reviews, Saskatchewan | 0 comments

Summary: An ad in the personal section of The Globe and Mail Newspaper connects two strangers from opposite ends of Canada. James, known as Sween, and Jessica begin a friendly correspondence with letters delivered back and forth between Saskatchewan and New Brunswick by Canada Post, gradually getting to know each other and finding connection across the kilometres. Writing proves to be different than in person contact though, and when Sween and Jessica finally meet, both feel a bit duped by unrealistic expectations. Deciding to cling to the world they created through their letters, Sween and...

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