Posts Tagged "Don Aker"

The Space Between by Don Aker

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Book Reviews, Nova Scotia | 1 comment

Summary: Jace Antonakos is headed for a life-changing Mexico vacation with his mother, aunt and younger brother. Still grieving the death of his older brother, Stefan, and fresh from a break-up with his long-time girlfriend, Cynthia, Jace decides to make getting laid the focus of his vacation. While trying to achieve his goal with a girl named Kate, Jace keeps encountering Conner, a hockey player also from Nova Scotia who reminds him of Stefan. Events conspire to foster a friendship between the two, but misunderstandings and secrets force Jace to realise the importance of the truth, both in...

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Running on Empty by Don Aker

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Book Reviews, Nova Scotia | 0 comments

Summary: Seventeen year-old Ethan has a chip on his shoulder a mile wide. Every thing is everyone else’s fault and he deeply resents having to face the consequences of his own actions. This attitude of entitlement leads him down a self-destructive road that will take away almost everything he has and put his closest relationships to the test. Hopefully he’ll be able to pull himself out of it before anyone gets hurt. Number of Pages: 265 Age Range: 15-17 Review: The interesting part of reading more than one book by an author is developing a sense of their specific writing...

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The First Stone by Don Aker

Posted by on Jan 25, 2014 in Book Reviews, Nova Scotia | 0 comments

Summary: Reef is a young offender who has gotten into trouble more times than he can count. When he and his friends Jink and Bigger find out the city is going to demolish their favourite hang out spot, his anger leads him to make an irreversable decision that will change the lives of himself and Leeza Hemming forever. After the dust settles, Reef finds himself in a group home doing volunteer work while Leeza finds herself in a rehab facility trying to rebuild her body. Both face having to make a choice about going on with their lives, but they find help in the most unexpected place: each...

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