Category Archives: Fiction

Cataract City by Craig Donaldson (65)

This book is a bout a tourist town called Cataract City. It has an uncanny hold over those born within its borders. It’s a place with more to it than first meets the eye. Behind the dowdy storefronts and sidewalk … Continue reading

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Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay (34)

This is a great story by a writer from Ottawa.  I have been very unaware of this author until now. I have recently picked up a book by this writer, and I will be reading as many of her books … Continue reading

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Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ullman (17)

I never read anything by Danielle Younge-Ullman.  I was surprised to feel so connected to her characters and the place. When seventeen year old Ingrid Burke arrives at Peak Wilderness Camp, it is not what she is expecting. For starters, … Continue reading

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The Sweetest One by Melanie Mah (15)

This is a great story by a great story-teller.  I was enthralled by this writer, as I usually am! The story is about Chrysler Wong who has spent her entire life in Spring Hills, a rural Alberta town filled with … Continue reading

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Summer Days, Starry Nights by Vikki VanSickle (178)

This is a wonderful story about summer too.  Little did I think I would have it ready to review.  But I just finished it! Reenie loves everything about her family’s summer resort but even she has to admit that things … Continue reading

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Subject to Change by Karen Nesbitt (124)

This is another story about a teen’s life.  It is set in a small town and it shows how a teen’s life can spiral downward to a series of let-downs. Declan’s brother is a delinquent. His performance in school is … Continue reading

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The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie (122)

Wow, I was sick with the flu last week. For the first 3 days I did nothing but slept. But then I started reading. Although I didn’t feel like doing anything else out of bed, reading became somewhat of a … Continue reading

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