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Bone Dance

by Martha Brooks
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: alternative family, canada

Alexandra's beloved grandfather was fond of saying, Life is full of surprises, and sometimes the good and the bad get all bunched up together. However, he could not have prepared her for the death of her father, a man she never knew, and his legacy -- a cabin on prairie land formerly owned by the LaFreniere family.

Lonny LaFreniere's stepfather is t …

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The Gambler's Daughter

by Shirlee Smith-Matheson
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: values & virtues, blended families

Short-listed for the 1997 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice

On the run from the authorities and the angry townspeople of Weasel City, British Columbia, in the early 1940s, teenage Loretta and her younger brother, Teddy, travel with their gambling stepfather, "Bean-Trap" Braden, as he strikes out in search of a good poker game in the Can …

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Speak To The Earth

by William Bell
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: environment, general (see also headings under social themes), dating & sex

"EVERYTHING'S CHANGED...EVERYTHING'S GONE BAD."
Fifteen-year-old Bryan Troupe is at first indifferent to the bitter dispute between loggers and "tree-huggers" that splits the community of Nootka harbour on Vancouver Island. But when a similar rift divides his own family and affects his relationship with his girlfriend, Bryan becomes relentlessly dr …

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The Tuesday Cafe

by Don Trembath
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: coming of age, general (see also headings under social themes), art

His parents don't seem to understand what is going on in his life at all. He's not doing well at school. And a juvenile court judge has just ordered him to write a 2000-word essay on how he's going to turn his life around.
Now his mother has enrolled him in a writing class called The Tuesday Cafe, but it's not the kind of class she expected.
It al …

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Eating Between The Lines

by Kevin Major
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: parents, contemporary

Set in Newfoundland, Eating Between the Lines, is the story of Jackson, an adolescent, plagued with some very adolescent problems at home and at school.  His parents' marriage seems to have reached a low point, and he is infatuated with Sarah, a new girl at school who isn't taking him too seriously.  Other broader social issues perplex him too.  Wh …

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The Thirteenth Summer

by Jose Luis Olaizola, translated by Susan Ouriou
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: europe, coming of age, parents

Runner-up for the John Glassco Literary Translation Prize

This lesurely coming-of-age novel won Spain's Ateneo de Sevilla Award for Fiction in 1976.

Set in the coastal city of San Sebastian during the summer of 1942, this evocative tale of a young boy trying to make sense of the adult world is beautifully written. Planicio's mother is dead and his f …

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Flight

by Connie Brummel Crook
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: survival stories, general (see also headings under social themes), values & virtues

George Waltermyer is left behind to care for the family farm while his mother and six brothers and sisters go to New York to find their father, Hans Waltermyer. He has been leading dangerous missions for the British as the American Revolutionary War heats up.

But George decides he just can't let them go alone, and so he heads through the wilderness …

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