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A Drop of Rain

by Heather Kirk
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: multigenerational, emotions & feelings, death & dying

In this dark and moving young adult novel, sixteen-year-old Naomi’s best friend has moved away, and Naomi herself is starting at a new high school. Curtis, the artistic guy she likes, seems to be avoiding her, making her feel alone and lonely. On top of lots of difficult homework and an awful part-time job, she also has problems at home. Her dyin …

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Airborn

by Kenneth Oppel
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 8 to 12
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Sailing toward dawn, and I was perched atop the crow's nest, being the ship's eyes. We were two nights out of Sydney, and there'd been no weather to speak of so far. I was keeping watch on a dark stack of nimbus clouds off to the northwest, but we were leaving it far behind, and it looked to be smooth going all the way back to Lionsgate City. Like …

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Fruit

A novel about a boy and his nipples

by Brian Francis
edition: Paperback
also available: Audiobook
tagged: lgbt, coming of age, humorous

 

CBC Canada Reads 2009 Runner-Up

Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection

"Hilarious and gentle.” — Booklist

“Beguilingly alive.” — Seattle Times

“Laugh-out-loud funny.” — NOW

“Bracingly off-centre.” — Globe & Mail

“Lovely and odd.” — Kirkus Review

“Sweet, tart and forbidden in all the right places” — Entert …

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Good for Nothing

by Michel Noel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: general (see also headings under family), canada

Winner of the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction

The year is 1959, and fifteen-year-old Nipishish returns to his reserve in northern Quebec after being kicked out of residential school, where the principal tells him he's a good-for-nothing who, like all Indians, can look forward to a life of drunkenness, prison and despair.

The reserve, how …

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Mercury Man

by Tom Henighan
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: loners & outcasts

Short-listed for the 2006 Red Maple Award Tom Blake is a likeable but shy high school student, who fantasizes about adventure, romance, and discovering "portholes" to the past. Little does he know that all are about to come his way. Tom discovers that a local computer company is conditioning his fellow students for what he suspects is some evil pur …

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