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Wrong Time, Wrong Place

by Lesley Choyce
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 16
  • Grade: 6 to 9
tagged: emotions & feelings

When Corey gets caught opening the boys' washroom window to let smoke out, he's resigned to being called a troublemaker. In his school tension is high between black and white students, and Corey's caught in the middle. He's blamed by the principal for stirring up trouble, and he's not sure himdelf whether he's really white or black.

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A Stroke of Luck

by Kathryn Ellis
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: emotions & feelings

Strange accidents are stalking the skaters at Scarborough's Millwood Arena. At first it's just a falling ladder that narrowly misses top skater Paula, but soon the dirty tricks become much worse.

Everyone is on edge, including Angie, Paula's main rival for a medal. Angie knows she's not to blame, but some of the skaters think otherwise. She doesn't …

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Sink or Swim

by Pasnak, William
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: emotions & feelings

Dario Cavalito has his summer plans all mapped out: he's going to split his time between the basketball court and his Uncle Vinny's café, the Via Granita, off Commercial Drive in a funky Vancouver neighborhood.

His plans are derailed, however, when his mother tells him he's going to summer camp--to a water sports camp, no less. Dario can barely do …

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Breathing Not Required

by Michele Martin Bossley
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: emotions & feelings

Gracie and her friend Laura are both on the synchronized swim team in their hometown of Cochrane, Alberta.

Gracie is focused and hard-working, eager to be chosen for a solo. Laura is more relaxed about synchro, wanting above all to enjoy the sport. As the swim meet nears, these different approaches strain their friendship and threaten the success of …

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Snake

by Susin Nielsen
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: emotions & feelings

Snake thought he'd be king of the castle in grade nine, but it didn't turn out that way.
He made the basketball team, but the team captain is out to get him booted off. The prettiest girl at Degrassi thinks he's a geek, his marks are falling and his brother has just announced that he's gay. Snake wishes for a magic solution, but finally he has to …

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Lucy

by Nazneen Sadiq
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: emotions & feelings

Lucy knows she's a bit on the wild sideshe likes to take risks and shock her friendsbut that's what being a teenager is all about. Anyway, Lucy also knows that everyone at Degrassi thinks she's pretty cool.
But being cool all the time has its ups and downs. Her best friend L.D. has been acting kind of weird lately, and Lucy's parentswell, they're …

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Joey Jeremiah

by Kathryn Ellis
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: school & education

Joey Jeremiah wants to be a rock star--so much so that he couldn't care less about school. He's got his band, the Zit Remedy, and his buddies to hang out with, and everything seems great.
So when Joey fails grade eight, he's in shock. Now everyone will think he's stupid. Even bandmates Wheels and Snake can't understand how he feels. But when Joey …

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Melanie

by Susin Nielsen
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 17
  • Grade: 5 to 10
tagged: emotions & feelings, peer pressure

Melanie Brody is takes grade seven very seriously. She's read about junior high in all the teen magazines, and she's ready for all the romace and excitement Degrassi can offer.
Things don't turn out to be quite so glamorous as Melanie expects: it's hard to feel popular when you're scrawny and your hair won't go right, when it seems like everyone e …

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