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The Hunger

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: eating disorders & body image, girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance

Fifteen-year-old Paula’s perfectionism drives every facet of her life, from her marks in Grade 10 to the pursuit of a "perfect body." A history project brings her face to face with her grandmother’s early life and, as she delves deeper, she is disturbed to find eerie parallels between her own struggles and what she learns of the past.

As Paula s …

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Shoulder the Sky

by Lesley Choyce
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: death & dying, emotions & feelings, loners & outcasts

Winner of the 2003 Ann Connor Brimer Award, short-listed for the 2004 White Pine Award
Martin Emerson’s family, friends, and even his therapist have trouble figuring him out. He never showed much of a reaction to the death of his mother, and his behaviour of late has been getting more and more bizarre.
And yet, his website – Emerso.com – ha …

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Seeds of Time

An Eagle Glen Trilogy Book

by kc dyer
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: time travel, europe, mysteries & detective stories

Thirteen-year-old Darrell Connor is a troubled girl, still haunted by the motorcycle accident that took her father’s life and part of her leg three years ago. She is not pleased when her worried mother sends her to board at Eagle Glen School for the summer.

But there is a sense of mystery at the school that appeals to Darrell, and as she investiga …

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The Boy in the Burning House

by Tim Wynne-Jones
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, emotions & feelings, boys & men

Two years after his father mysteriously disappeared, Jim Hawkins is coping -- barely. Underneath he's frozen in uncertainty and grief. Then Ruth Rose crashes into his life. A sixteen-year-old misfit whose manic moods have to be managed by drugs, she tells Jim that her stepfather is a murderer. Every instinct tells Jim to walk away, to get back to t …

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Seven for a Secret

by Mary Sheppard
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: canada, general (see also headings under family), general (see also headings under social themes)

In Cook's Cove, a small outport village on the west coast of Newfoundland, summers are short but sweet, and fifteen-year-old Melinda expects this one to be no different. She's looking forward to two idyllic months of garden parties, socials and long talks into the night with her cousins Rebecca and Kate.

The cousins have spent summers together ever …

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Being with Henry

by Martha Brooks
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: runaways, multigenerational, general (see also headings under family)

The car lurches to a halt.The old man finally rolls down his window, studies Laker for one eternal moment while his daughter, behind the steering wheel, fumes and listens to the radio. Laker stands, shrunken and zipped and snapped and collared inside his damp, sweaty leather jacket, and then he hears this unexpected question: Do you do yard work?

Ki …

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Out of the Ashes

A Shelby Belgarden Mystery

by Valerie Sherrard
edition: eBook
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, law & crime, girls & women

Short-listed for the 2003 Red Maple Award and Arthur Ellis Award for best Juvenile Book, commended for the 2003 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Selection
Shelby Belgarden isn’t exactly thrilled when people start thinking Greg is her boyfriend. After all, she’s more interested in the athletic Nick Jarvis. But one day Greg suddenly …

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Hope's War

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: eBook
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: multigenerational, prejudice & racism, loners & outcasts

Short-listed for the 2004 Rocky Mountain Book Award and for the 2003 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award and long-listed for the 2002 CBC Canada Reads People’s Choice Book
Kataryna Baliuk, a gifted fine arts student, is hoping to have a fresh start at Cawthra School for the Arts after a less-than-successful year at the neighbouring Catholic h …

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