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Flannery

by Lisa Moore
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: girls & women, family life, friendship, magical realism

A spellbinding story about chasing love, fighting family, losing friends and starting all over again, from the internationally acclaimed Lisa Moore.

Sixteen-year-old Flannery Malone has it bad. She’s been in love with Tyrone O’Rourke since the days she still believed in Santa Claus. But Tyrone has grown from a dorky kid into an outlaw graffiti a …

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Plain Kate

by Erin Bow
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: magical realism

 

Erin Bow's acclaimed, award-winning fantasy novel reissued in paperback!

Plain Kate lives in a world of superstitions and curses, where a song can heal a wound and a shadow can work deep magic. When Kate's village falls on hard times — crops fail, and even Kate's father falls victim to a deadly fever — the townspeople look for someone to blame, …

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Monsters

by David A. Robertson
edition: eBook
also available: Audiobook
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, paranormal, occult & supernatural, superheroes, mental illness, magical realism

“The ending...is so unexpected that readers will eagerly anticipate [the] third volume.”—Kirkus Reviews

Cole Harper is struggling to settle into life in Wounded Sky First Nation. He may have stopped a serial killer but the trouble is far from over. A creature lurks in the shadows of Blackwood Forest, the health clinic is on lockdown by a myste …

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Body Swap

by Sylvia McNicoll
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: magical realism, values & virtues, girls & women

2019 Hamilton Literary Award for Fiction — Winner
A fatal collision — who’s to blame? Two bodies, two souls switch in search of justice.

When fifteen-year-old Hallie gets knocked flying by a Hurricane SUV, her life ends without her ever having kissed a boy. At an otherworldly carnival, she meets and argues with the eighty-two-year-old driver, …

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Infinite Blue

by Darren Groth & Simon Groth
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: contemporary, magical realism, literary

Ashley Drummond is an elite swimmer. Clayton Sandalford is a talented artist. From the  moment of their first meeting, they were destined to be together.
Staying together, however, will test the limits of their love. A world-record swim, and the strange vision that accompanies it, raises questions about the couple's connection.
Then a life-alte …

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Thin Places

by Lesley Choyce
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: novels in verse, magical realism, paranormal

A dazzling story told in verse of sixteen-year-old Declan Lynch and the girl whose centuries-old voice rings in his head.

One day, Declan Lynch, a restless teenager, starts hearing a girl’s voice inside his head. Eventually, he even begins to see her. Though he’s not certain the girl, Rebecca, is real, Declan finds himself falling for her. She s …

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