Posts Tagged "James Lorimer & Company Ltd Publishers"

Homo by Michael Harris

Posted by on Nov 29, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: When someone overhears Will come out to his best friend Julie at a summer party, the announcement makes its way onto Facebook and Will is forced to start grade twelve outed. Despite the bullying another gay student named Daniel receives at Spencer High on a constant basis, Will finds on the surface his coming out doesn’t make much of difference. Looking closer reveals people are okay with his sexuality as long as he is not like Daniel. Struggling to find a committed, romantic relationship, Will turns to the internet and meets Riley, a slightly older man with a secret who...

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Out by Sandra Diersch

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: When Alex sees his friend’s father kissing a woman who isn’t his wife, his already fragile hold on faith in God is shaken as the man is a prominent member of the Catholic church Alex attends. As Alex struggles with his faith, he also finds himself dealing with a brother who is struggling to claim his sexual identity, and a girlfriend who is exploring her own beliefs. Challenged by various situations to re-evaluate his convictions, Alex is faced with deciding what is truly important, and the need to examine how far he is willing to go to meet God in the middle. Number of...

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Rookie by Lorna Schultz Nicholson

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Alberta, Book Reviews | 0 comments

Summary: Aaron Wong is a rookie who has moved from Vancouver to Calgary to play on the Podium Sports Academy hockey team. With a promise to his parents to keep his grades above 95%, Aaron’s under a lot of pressure on and off the ice. A new friend/love interest named Carrie in Aaron’s life inflames the jealousy of Rammer, a teammate, and when the rookies are hazed he threatens Aaron with something unspeakable. To get revenge and assuage his humiliation, Aaron ups his game, determined now more than ever to show up Rammer on the ice. But when Rammer’s violence escalates and...

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TT: Full Throttle by Nicole Winters

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: Scott’s whole world is focussed on competing in the Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man. Being invited to even compete was a challenge, but the most difficult part was losing his father to a random motorcycle accident before the big trip. Supported by his best friend Neil, he continues to pursue his dream, making new friends and allies along the way. But when the unthinkable happens, Scott is forced to reconsider things as his plans fall apart. Somehow he has to find a way to pick himself up again, and find the courage to accomplish his goals and take the ride of his life, with...

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Split by Lori Weber

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Book Reviews, Quebec | 0 comments

Summary: Living with her reclusive father after her mother walks out on them both, Sandra is trying to sort out what direction her life should take upon her graduation from high school. Sandra feels abandoned by her mother who left no contact information, but at the same time feels she can hardly blame her for wanting to get away from Sandra’s father and his dark memories of living in Germany before and during World War II. Aided at first by her boyfriend Danny, Sandra begins a search for her mother, finding clues to where she went in unexpected places. Sandra intends to tell her...

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