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The Beckoners

by Carrie Mac
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: bullying

When her mother suddenly moves them to a new town, Zoe is unhappy about leaving behind what passes for a normal life. And when the first person she meets turns out to be Beck, who rules her new school with a mixture of intimidation and outright violence, she is dismayed. But she has no idea how bad things will get. Unsure of herself and merely tryi …

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My Time as Caz Hazard

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: suicide, disabilities & special needs, peer pressure

Caz thinks she has a pretty good reason when she punches her boyfriend in the face, but she gets expelled anyway. Moving to a new school, she is told she is dyslexic and sent to special education classes. Caz tries to fit in and get by while suffering the taunts and abuse that others throw at the students in her class. Her friendship with Amanda l …

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Charmed

by Carrie Mac
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: sexual abuse, law & crime, peer pressure

Izzy's mother works far away and leaves Izzy at home, alone with Rob the Slob. Angry at her mother and trying to deal with school, friends and the attentions of charismatic Cody Dillon, Izzy finds her life swirling out of control. Coerced into putting out to help Cody, Izzy finds she is one in a long line of girls ensnared in prostitution, with no …

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Grind

by Eric Walters
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: skateboarding, diseases, illnesses & injuries, friendship

Philip lives for skateboarding. School is merely the break between trying to land a difficult jump and outrunning the security guards. When he and his best friend Wally meet a professional skateboarder who videotapes himself for his website, Philip thinks they can do it too—and make money at the same time. When they start getting hits on their w …

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No More Pranks

by Monique Polak
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: marine life, environment, values & virtues

Pete likes to play pranks. It doesn't matter what it is as long as it gets a laugh. When he impersonates his vice-principal on a radio call-in show, he goes too far and is suspended from school. Pete's parents send him to spend the summer working with his uncle, a whale-watching guide in a tourist town far from the city. When a whale is injured by …

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Sam's Light

by Valerie Sherrard
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: friendship, boys & men, careers, occupations, internships

Short-listed for the 2005 Snow Willow Award and for the 2006 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award
Cole Fennety doesn’t know it, but he is about to have the strangest summer of his life. His little sister, Jessie, is driving him crazy, his mother is too wrapped up in the world of daytime soaps to intervene, and his best friend, Wayne, is out of …

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