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Kicked Out

by Beth Goobie
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: parents, self-esteem & self-reliance, coming of age

Dime is fifteen and angry all the time. Her parents don't like the way she dresses, her boyfriend, her attitude. Her older brother Darren was paralyzed in an accident she walked away from, and Dime is sure her parents wish she were the one in the wheelchair. When the fights and accusations finally become too much, Dime moves in with her brother. A …

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The Hemingway Tradition

by Kristin Butcher
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: suicide, art, parents

Shaw Sebring is sixteen and trying desperately to understand and accept his father's recent suicide. Moving with his mother halfway across the county in an effort to distance themselves from the awful truth, Shaw lands in a new school and finds that the ghost of his father, a best-selling author, has followed him. Determined that he will not follow …

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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
  • 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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The Popsicle Journal

by Don Trembath
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: careers, occupations, internships, general (see also headings under social themes), values & virtues

Harper Winslow has a job--a real job at the town's weekly newspaper. A newspaper job is a dream come true for Harper, who, since his days at The Tuesday Cafe, has worked hard at becoming a writer. But could anything he has done in the past prepare him for what is about to come his way? Nope. When the civic election campaign starts, his job duties, …

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Hope's War

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: eBook
also available: eBook
  • 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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Tangled Web

by Shelley Hrdlitschka
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: siblings, mysteries & detective stories, adoption

Separated at birth and only reunited through circumstance and a savage crime, fifteen-year-old twins Alex and Tanner are slowly getting to know each other and becoming accustomed to the idea of being brothers, albeit brothers with barely controllable psychic abilities. While spending their summer vacation together, they find that their past has res …

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A Time to Choose

by martha attema
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: holocaust, general (see also headings under social themes), historical

The year is 1944. Sixteen-year-old Johannes van der Meer's homeland has been occupied by the Nazis for four long years. While enduring food shortages and nightly air raids, the people of the Netherlands wait patiently for the liberation they know will come. But for Johannes the struggle to endure is full of bitterness. The fact that his father is a …

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