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earthgirl

by Jennifer Cowan

tagged: girls & women, environment, general (see also headings under family)
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pages: 232
ISBN:9781554980130
publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Description

A New York Times Editors' Choice

Earthgirl follows the eco-evolution of sixteen-year-old Sabine Solomon, who is thrown into the fray one afternoon when she's riding her bike downtown to join her friends, and an idling minivan driver carelessly tosses leftovers from McDonald's out the car window, blindsiding Sabine and leaving her covered in plum sauce.

When Sabine tosses the garbage back at the offensive driver, an altercation ensues that is captured on the videophones of her friends. In a technological blink, footage is posted on YouTube, and Sabine finds herself at the center of a heated eco-debate. A crusader is born.

About the Author
Jennifer Cowan is a writer and story editor. She lives and works in Toronto. Visit Jennifer Cowan's blog: http://www.sabinetheearthgirl.wordpress.com/ Follow Jennifer Cowan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/earth_girl
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Editorial Reviews

The greening of Sabine unfolds in an interesting mix of blogs and her own fast-paced, in-your-face narrative. Her voice is well laced with the 2009 teen vernacular, and an overload of burgeoning eco-consciousness that gives off more than a whiff of satire.

— Globe and Mail

Earthgirl is a refreshing and girl empowering novel that I highly recommend.

— Children's Book News

earthgirl is smart, funny, attuned to the times, and completely appropriate for its intended audience...Not only is the book entertaining, but it's educational as well, without being obvious about it.

— Quill & Quire

In her debut novel, Cowan entertains and educates about ecological issues and relationships...The focus on computer communication through website links, blogging...adds a sense of reality to the fiction and should make it more relevant to the young readers it targets. It may also be an eye-opener for their parents...

— Canadian Jewish News

This sharp debut novel with enormous teen appeal will inspire readers to question Sabine's tactics and their own impact on earth.

— Kirkus Reviews

...witty...[Sabine's awakening is] subtly and thoroughly explored by the author

— New York Times

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