Posts Tagged "Great Plains Teen Fiction"

Morven and the Horse Clan by Luanne Armstrong

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: A years-long drought in the land of Morven’s people forces them to leave their home to find a new place to live with water. But leaving begins an unforeseen chain of events that will change their tribe forever. Morven, who has always been a bit of an outsider in her clan finds her place outside gender norms and among wild horses who live near by. Able to tame a black stallion, Morven introduces her people to a new way of life that involves caring for animals and letting horses do work that the women used to do. While searching for a new home they encounter other peoples with...

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Chance to Dance for You by Gail Sidonie Sobat

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Alberta, Book Reviews | 0 comments

Summary: Ian, a dancer and twelfth grader with a penchant for human rights, is unabashedly himself at all times. Supported by his mother, grandparents and best friend Tilly, Ian has always had the freedom to let everything hang out, even the fact that he likes other guys. But Jess, the school’s football star, is not that lucky. With a homophobic army dad, gay is the last possible thing he can be. When Jess backs Ian up against a locker and kisses him, it’s a shock for everyone. So begins a tormented relationship that seems doomed to failure as Ian is out and Jess isn’t....

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Signs of Martha by Sarah Raymond

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: Living in Putnam, Ontario, sixteen year-old Martha is caught between a potentially premature marriage and wanting to pursue her dreams of being an artist. For the summer, Martha is harvesting a cucumber crop with her friend Bernie, but when a woman named Velvet rolls into town painting unique signs for her customers, Martha is drawn to her like a moth to a flame. Under Velvet’s influence, Martha finds her voice, revealing hidden truths around town that have previously gone unsaid through her own signs. Velvet invites an art critic to town to view Martha’s work and Martha...

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The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley by Jan Andrews

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: Kyle McGinley has reached the end of his rope. On his way to yet another foster home since his dad abandoned him when he was a kid, he takes a vow of silence in an effort to regain some control. Along with the silence comes Ingen, an imaginary friend of sorts who acts as a counter to the negative voice of his father in his head. His new foster parents, Scott and Jill, provide an understanding environment for Kyle to work out his issues, especially when his father decides to come back into his life. Like the injured crow they take in, Kyle starts to heal and become more confident,...

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