Posts Tagged "Red Deer Press"

Mosh Pit by Kristyn Dunnion

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: Best friends since childhood, things start to spiral downward for Simone and Cherry when Cherry decides to leave high school to get a job instead. Simone’s attraction to Cherry has always been used against her, but having more separate lives thanks to Cherry’s new boyfriend and lifestyle gives Simone the chance to make some new friends and find a woman who truly loves her. But as Simone’s life goes up, Cherry’s goes down into drug use and robbing people. Simone can’t stand to see her best friend’s descent, and makes her mind up to try and save...

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Grist by Heather Waldorf

Posted by on May 31, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: Charlie, short for Charlena, is an only child whose mother died from cancer when Charlie was just a little girl. Faced with the decision of whether to spend her summer in Toronto with her dad and his new girlfriend or in Lake Ringrose with her grandmother in the house her mother grew up in. Just before the summer begins she has an intense conversation with her teacher and takes offense when he challenges her writing. When the teacher has a heart attack later that night, Charlie feels guilty and takes his criticisms to heart. Turns out her summer away is going to provide her with a...

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The Game by Teresa Toten

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: To survive having an abusive father, Dani and her younger sister Kelly escape by playing a made-up fantasy game. One day Dani finds herself in Rosewood, a mental institution, after a suicide attempt and she has trouble remembering the previous year of her life. Forbidden to see her father, and at odds with her mother, Dani writes to Kelly to warn her to be careful at home and avoid drawing the abuse on herself, but receives no response. Instead she finds family in Alison and Kevin, fellow patients at Rosewood who also know hardship first hand. Together, they support each other...

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September 17 by Amanda West Lewis

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: When the Germans turn their sights toward England during World War II, the government decides that sending the nation’s children away to the safety of other countries is the best course of action. One by one, Ken, Bess, Louis, Beth, Sonia, and other children and teens all make their way to the City of Benares, a ship that is going to take them across the Atlantic Ocean to a new life in Canada. A large convoy of ships escorting the City of Benares leads the Germans to believe the ship itself is of military importance, and a German U-Boat guns it down. Suddenly the children that...

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Objects in Mirror by Tudor Robins

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 1 comment

Summary: Fifteen year-old Grace is heart-broken when Sprite, the horse she rides at the stables is sold to new owners. When the stable owners offer her a job and she will be able to keep an eye on Sprite, Grace jumps at the opportunity. At home, she lives with her step-mother Annabelle and her little brother Jamie while her father is away teaching overseas. Issues with body image and control over her life mean Grace is dealing with anorexia, but a co-worker named Matt helps her to see herself in a new way. Though she doesn’t know it, everyone close to her is doing their best to support...

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