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White Pine 2019

Created by barbaramcveigh
  • Age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: YA, White Pine, young adult
The White Pine Award is a part of the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading®. The White Pine program offers high school-aged teens at all grade levels the opportunity to read the best of Canada's recent young adult fiction. Also included in the competition are the following titles: -36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant -Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner -Prince of Pot by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

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The Agony of Bun O'Keefe

by Heather T. Smith
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: runaways, sexual abuse), friendship

Little Miss Sunshine meets Room in this quirky, heartwarming story of friendship, loyalty and discovery.

It's Newfoundland, 1986. Fourteen-year-old Bun O'Keefe has lived a solitary life in an unsafe, unsanitary house. Her mother is a compulsive hoarder, and Bun has had little contact with the outside world. What she's learned about life comes from t …

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A Girl Like That

by Tanaz Bhathena
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 13
tagged: dating & sex

A timeless exploration of high-stakes romance, self-discovery, and the lengths we go to love and be loved.
“Fascinating and disturbing.” —Jodi Picoult, #1New York Times–bestselling author ofSmall Great ThingsandLeaving Time
Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She’s also the …

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Catching the Light

by Susan Sinnott
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: small town & rural

This was the line between here and there. No landwash, no vague intertidal zone, no undecided. She stood at the edge, a mass of instincts and yearnings and despair, while the dawn painted itself in around her, shade by delicate shade.

The kids call her Lighthouse: no lights on up there. In a small town, everyone knows when you can't read. But Cathy …

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Black Chuck

by Regan McDonell
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: violence, boys & men

Psycho. Sick. Dangerous. Réal Dufresne's reputation precedes him. When the mangled body of his best friend, Shaun, turns up in a field just east of town, tough-as-hell Réal blames himself. But except for the nightmares, all Ré remembers is beating the living crap out of Shaun the night of his death.

Shaun's girlfriend, sixteen-year-old Evie H …

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Recipe for Hate

by Warren Kinsella
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 13
tagged: coming of age, political, crime

How a group of Portland, Maine, punks defeated a murderous gang of neo-Nazis.

The X Gang is a group of punks led by the scarred, silent, and mostly unreadable Christopher X. His best friend, Kurt Blank, is a hulking and talented punk guitarist living in the closet. Sisters Patti and Betty Upchuck form the core of the feminist Punk Rock Virgins band, …

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Munro vs. the Coyote

by Darren Groth
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: disabilities & special needs, australia & oceania, siblings

Since the sudden death of his younger sister, Evie, sixteen-year-old Munro Maddux has been having flashbacks and anger-management issues. He has a constant ache in his right hand. And there's a taunting, barking, biting voice he calls "the Coyote." Munro knows a six-month student exchange will not be the stuff of teenage dreams, but in Brisbane he …

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The Mosaic

by Nina Berkhout
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: coming of age, art, loners & outcasts

Twyla Jane Lee has one goal. To finish senior year so she can get out of her military hometown of Halo, Montana. But to graduate, she needs to complete forty hours of community service, and that means helping out a rude and reclusive former Marine named Gabriel Finch.

A young veteran of the conflicts in the Middle East, Gabriel spends his days holed …