Posts Tagged "HarperTrophy Canada"

All You Get is Me by Yvonne Prinz

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Alberta, Book Reviews | 1 comment

Summary: During the summer leading up to her sixteenth birthday, Aurora (known as Roar) witnesses a fatal accident that needlessly takes the life of a young Mexican mother. Roar’s father is a lawyer and an activist and is determined to make sure Tomás and his daughter Rosa receive compensation for the loss of their loved one though they are living in California and Thomás is an undocumented worker. As Roar meets and falls in love with Forest, the son of the woman whose reckless driving is responsible for the death, her world becomes tangled up in her dad’s. But Roar’s...

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Invitation to the Game by Monica Hughes

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Alberta, Book Reviews | 0 comments

Summary: Living in a future plagued by overcrowding, Lisse and her friends are graduating into a world that has no jobs for them. Thanks to the robots who are now able to do almost every job there is, created when Earth’s population was in decline, Lisse is facing a life with no purpose, just pure leisure. Sticking together in the designated area for the unemployed youth, Lisse and the others make the best of their situation, until rumours of The Game reach them. Bit by bit, they collect details about The Game, hoping to be invited to play. And when they are, it will change their lives...

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Tribes by Arthur Slade

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Book Reviews, Saskatchewan | 0 comments

Summary: Following the death of his father in a foreign country where he was working as an anthropologist, Percy takes on the eyes of his father and begins to see his fellow high school students from an anthropological perspective. His unique view is shared by his friend Elissa but takes on a maniacal edge as the year anniversary of his best friend’s suicide passes right before they are set to graduate. No longer able to connect with people on a human level, Percy’s disconnection has him frantically writing papers to chronicle his observations and passing up opportunities for...

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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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