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Double or Nothing

by Brooke Carter
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: siblings, mental illness, college & university

Ester "Essie" Tomasi is a genius. She got an early entrance scholarship to university and at eighteen years old is already in her second year of pre-med. But Essie also struggles with a dark secret: she has a serious gambling problem. She is falling deeper and deeper into debt, struggling to keep up with her heavy course load and unable to make ev …

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The Third Act

by John Wilson, screenplay by Xiaoming Yao
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: college & university, asia

The Third Act deals with the intercultural struggles faced by Chinese students studying in North America in the present day and by an American playwright, Neil Peterson, caught up in the Nanjing Massacre of 1937. The contemporary story focuses on three Chinese friends (Tone, Pike and Theresa) who grapple in their own ways with the pressure to succe …

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Pinch Me

by Gabrielle Prendergast
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: music, values & virtues

After another night of girls, music and booze, seventeen-year-old pop star Darius Zaire falls out of bed and lands on the cruddy floor of his old bedroom. No mansion, no luxury cars, no platinum records. Now he's just ordinary Darren Zegers. Some kind of nightmare has erased everything that happened to change Darren the dweeb into Darius the multi …

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Riot School

by Robert Rayner
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: diversity & multicultural

In the middle of the night, five teens break into a small town high school that has been closed by the regional school board. They are there to protest the decision to move them to a big city school and make their little town that much smaller. Led by Bilan, whose experience with the Arab Spring fired a passion to peacefully fight against injustice …

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Numbers

by David A. Poulsen
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: prejudice & racism, values & virtues

#1 Calgary Herald Bestseller
Just when Andy starts to feel like he finally belongs, can he stand up to the person he trusted the most?

Andy Crockett doesn’t fit in at his new school — not with the goths, not with the jocks, and certainly not with the brains. Not even, really, with The Six, a group of misfits who hang out with each other mostly …

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Tap Out

by Sean Rodman
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: boarding school & prep school, violence, general (see also headings under social themes)

When Darwin's father went to prison for assault, his mom decided it was time to move him from his inner-city school to the elite Norfolk Academy. It was supposed to be a brand-new start for him. But old instincts die hard, and Dar is used to fighting for everything.
Convinced by a new friend to take part in an illegal fight club, Dar starts competi …

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