Posts Tagged "Doubleday Canada"

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: In group therapy for teens dealing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Adam falls for Robyn, a fellow group member. Adam’s life isn’t easy, he’s trying to figure out how to best manage his illness but finds himself taking care of everyone else before himself. Determined to rescue Robyn too, Adam builds a friendship with her that turns into a relationship, and as she works through her issues Robyn is able to let go of her obsessive compulsive behaviours. For Adam though, OCD is something he will probably deal with for the rest of his life. Inspired by his...

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Forbidden City by William Bell

Posted by on May 3, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 1 comment

Summary: Alexander’s father is a cameraman for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and when he is offered the opportunity to help cover Mikhail Gorbachev’s visit to the People’s Republic of China in 1989, he decides to take his son along for the trip. Fascinated by historical miltary operations, Alex hopes to see China’s Terra Cotta Warriors in person. Instead, Alex finds himself in the middle of a student protest after the death of a prominent Chinese official, seeking a more democratic China. The story flips from Gorbachev’s visit to the...

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Undercurrent by Paul Blackwell

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Book Reviews, Quebec | 0 comments

Summary: After surviving going over Crystal Falls, Callum finds the small town where he lives is not quite as he remembers it. Buildings and businesses are missing, his parents are still together, and his older brother Cole has been in a terrible accident leaving him ventilator dependent. But the most surprising thing of all is how others are treating him. Suddenly he’s a football star with such a badass reputation that no one will cross him. Except for a handful of people that want him dead. Somehow he has to figure out what is really going on, preferably before one of them succeeds....

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Rhythm and Blues by Jill Murray

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Book Reviews, Quebec | 0 comments

Summary: Alya is part of a b-girl group when she is approached with a life-changing offer to be a part of a new singing group called EnChantay. But even though everyone encourages her to jump at the opportunity and the group itself is full of potential, Alya quickly learns that being in show business requires huge sacrifices and isn’t all it seems to be. Interactions with a fellow EnChantay group member help Alya clarify what she really wants from life, but working up the courage to be true to herself takes reflection, time and a certain amount of guts. Number of Pages: 219 Age Range:...

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Break On Through by Jill Murray

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Book Reviews, Quebec | 0 comments

Summary: Overnight, Nadine’s life has turned upside down. Her family is moving from downtown Toronto to Scarborough, and her parents are having another baby. At first it seems she’ll be able to keep her spot in the break dancing group “tha Klub,” but her move to the suburbs is used against her to force her out. An outsider at school and at home, Nadine turns to her break dancing for solace, discovering that you don’t have to be from the inner city to be a b-girl. When her dancing gets in the way of getting good grades at school and her parents discover...

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