Posts Tagged "Dundurn Press"

Ghost Ride by Marina Cohen

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: Starting over in Sleepy Hollow, the smalltown his father grew up in, Sam is bitter about his parents moving his family from his friends in Toronto. His mother tries to make him befriend Walter, the geeky neighbour boy, but a witnessed prank gets Sam into the cool crowd at school. In his quest to fit in with his new friends, Sam takes part in a prank with disastrous results making him question everything. Sam isn’t the only one having trouble though, his father has been sick ever since the move. In a town rumoured to have been founded by witches, both father and son are being...

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Red Wolf by Jennifer Dance

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 1 comment

Summary: Red Wolf has a happy life with his parents and The People. He is part of the Anishnaabek nation and lives in close community with nature and the animals around him. The summer before everything changes Red Wolf is befriended by Crooked Ear, a recently orphaned wolf cub who must learn to survive on his own. When Red Wolf is forced to go to a residential school at the tender age of five, he also finds himself in a similar situation. As he grows, his experiences at school change his relationship with his parents and affect his trust of white people, leaving him with limited options and...

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The Whole, Entire, Complete Truth by Caroline Rennie Pattison

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: As punishment for disobeying her detective father on several occasions, Sarah Martin must write a report about her experiences for him to read. Determined to prove to her father that all of her decisions were justified, Sarah throws herself into the telling of her story, from her initial lies about going to neighbour’s farm she was forbidden to go to, all the way up to her part in taking down a poaching scheme. Writing out her tale allows her to reflect on her decisions, but also inspires her to pick a career path, much to the dismay of her father. Number of Pages: 220 Age...

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Deconstructing Dylan by Lesley Choyce

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Book Reviews, Nova Scotia | 0 comments

Summary: Sixteen year-old Dylan is an only child and a bit of a loner. His girlfriend breaks up with him because she’s sick of hearing him talk about bugs, but when a new girl named Robyn starts at his school, Dylan finds himself with a new friend who has her own quirks. Both have an affinity for the study of death, and both are affected by secrets their parents have kept from them. In Dylan’s case though, the secrets his parents have hidden involve a dead older brother and questionable, possibly illegal activities that could put Dylan in danger and his parents in jail. As the...

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