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Not Suitable for Family Viewing by Vicki Grant

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Book Reviews, Nova Scotia | 0 comments

Summary: After being burned by her mother Mimi’s celebrity status, Robin has withdrawn from the world to avoid further pain. Her one remaining friend, Selena, challenges her to get off her pampered butt and do something, and when Robin finds a mysterious ring as well as a photograph hidden carefully in her mother’s room she gains the motivation to do so. Impulsively she travels to Port Minton, Nova Scotia in search of answers to the origins of the ring, but Robin ends up learning more than she ever expected. Number of Pages: 290 Age Range: 15-17 Review: Last book on my journey of...

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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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Betsy Wickwire’s Dirty Secret by Vicki Grant

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Book Reviews, Nova Scotia | 0 comments

Summary: Everybody has secrets. Walking in on her boyfriend and best friend about to kiss is a secret that devastates Betsy Wickwire, especially when it becomes clear the secret wasn’t really a secret to anyone but her. Inconsolable and trying to maintain a shred of dignity, Betsy decides that the only thing to be done is to make some money and move far away as fast as possible. An encounter with Delores, a fellow student from school, is a game-changer as Delores immediately jumps on board with Betsy’s idea to be a house cleaner and creates a cleaning business for the two of...

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An Earthly Knight by Janet McNaughton

Posted by on Jan 11, 2014 in Book Reviews, Newfoundland | 0 comments

Summary: Living in a feudalistic society set in 1164 Scotland, sixteen year-old Lady Jeanette Avenel (Jenny) is used to a world where women are expected to submit a man’s will and are treated as property. When her older sister Isabel is disgraced by a marriage resulting in her new husband’s death, Jenny becomes the daughter whose marriage will advance her family’s stature in society. With her own estate and tocher (more commonly known as a dowry), Jenny is a potential bride for the King’s brother, William de Warenne. Then she meets Tam Lin, a former nobleman squatting...

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