Posts Tagged "Orca Book Publishers"

Breathless by Pam Withers

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: Staying with her Uncle Tom  for Christmas break to help him with his dive shop, Beverley gets to do what she loves while hanging out in Kauai, Hawaii. Intending to take full advantage of her trip, Beverley decides the time she has in Hawaii is perfect for losing ten pounds and finding her first boyfriend. While she drastically cuts back on her food intake immediately, even before she starts losing the weight she meets Garth, a confident young divemaster who appears to be interested in her. Before Beverley knows it, she is breathless not only because of Garth’s persistent...

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Red Sea by Diane Tullson

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: Heading down a troubling path with a nineteen year-old boyfriend named Ty, fourteen year-old Libby takes it hard when her mother divorces her father to marry a new man named Duncan. Despite her attempts to break them up including her claim that Duncan has abused her, Libby still finds herself on a year-long sailing trip with Duncan and her mother. But when Libby’s stalling means their boat leaves for their Red Sea journey after the others they’ve been travelling with, an encounter with pirates changes all of their lives forever. Number of Pages: 169 Age Range: 13-14...

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The Beckoners by Carrie Mac

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: Moving from Prince George to Abbotsford, British Columbia for her mother’s work leaves Zoe less than impressed. When she starts a new school, she is taken under Beck’s wing, a girl with a group of loyal followers who are eager to do what she tells them to. Initially attracted to the Beckoners as they are called, things take a turn as Zoe encounters their darker side – the bullying of a girl they call Dog, the boyfriend who rapes members of the group, and the initiation ritual. The more Zoe learns, the less she wants to do with them, but getting out and beating the...

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Gravity by Leanne Lieberman

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: When her Orthodox Jewish parents spend the summer in Israel, Ellie spends the summer with her Bubbie at a cottage in Northern Ontario. Meeting the girl next door changes Ellie’s life as she realises her attraction to Lindsay isn’t just about her secular ways, but also about the fact that Ellie is attracted to women. At the end of the summer, Ellie’s family reunites, but all are changed. Ellie’s questioning what her sexuality means when it comes to her religious beliefs, her sister Neshama is more determined than ever to make her escape to university, and...

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Torn Away by James Heneghan

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: Alone in Ireland after the violent deaths of his whole family, Declan joins the Holy Rollers, a militant terrorist group made up of teenage boys bent on getting revenge against the Protestants and the English. The idea of making people pay is all-consuming, and when his Uncle Matthew sends for him from Canada, Declan does absolutely everything he can to stop himself from being taken out of his country. Once in Canada, living in British Columbia, he’s still determined to make his escape, until his Uncle Matthew and Aunt Kate make a deal with him to stick it out for three months...

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