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Novels In Verse

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Baggage

by Wendy Phillips
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: survival stories, emigration & immigration, novels in verse, amazing

A mysterious young African turns up abandoned at the Vancouver airport. He speaks no English, but would he tell his whole story even if he could? An enthusiastic young woman throws herself into working for a cause. But whose cause is it that she’s actually working for? Her “boyfriend” finds a growing connection happening with her sister.

Wendy …

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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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Capricious

by Gabrielle Prendergast
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: novels in verse, general (see also headings under social themes), dating & sex

Ella’s grade-eleven year was a disaster (Audacious), but as summer approaches, things are looking up. She’s back together with her brooding boyfriend, Samir, although they both want to keep that a secret. She’s also best buddies with David and still not entirely sure about making him boyfriend number two. Though part of her wants to conform t …

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Audacious

by Gabrielle Prendergast
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: novels in verse, art, emotions & feelings

Sixteen-year-old Raphaelle says the wrong thing, antagonizes the wrong people and has the wrong attitude. She can't do anything right except draw, but she draws the wrong pictures. When her father moves the family to a small prairie city, Raphaelle wants to make a new start. Reborn as "Ella," she tries to fit in at her new school. She's drawn to Sa …

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The Gospel Truth

by Caroline Pignat
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: civil war period (1850-1877), 19th century, novels in verse
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Jeremy Stone

by Lesley Choyce
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: prejudice & racism, suicide, bullying, novels in verse

2014 Governor General's Literary Awards finalist

Jeremy Stone, the new young adult novel from acclaimed author Lesley Choyce, is told in free verse format. After moving from a residential school to a new school in a new community, Jeremy, a First Nations teenage boy is trying to find out where he fits in the world. He soon meets Caitlan, an intense …

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