BOOKS

Beware That Girl

Accepted to Waverly on a full scholarship, Kate O'Brien does not share the elite lifestyle of her wealthy classmates. A foster child from an abusive family, Kate is intelligent, and has always manipulated others to get what she wants.

Shattered Glass

Toni who has been scarred by fire more than once, searches for the truth about the mother she believes hurt and then abandoned her. “Fake courage is better than no courage at all."

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

When you're fourteen and the everyday problems of dealing with divorced parents and step-siblings are supplemented by the challenges of OCD, it's hard to imagine yourself falling in love...

Me and the Blondes

Sophie has spent years keeping her crazy family life secret. Determined to fit in at her new school, she devises a plan for making friends - and this time no one will find out the truth.

Better Than Blonde

Life is almost ... well ... potentially perfect for Sophie Kandinsky. After seven years, Sophie’s beloved Papa is finally out of prison. Papa is home. Trouble is ... he’s supposed to be dead.

Beyond Blonde

Sophie Kandinsky's world erupts: Papa leaves home to get sober; Mama retreats within herself; her first love, Luke, is forced to get married; and her refuge in basketball is threatened...

The Taming

Katie likes to believe she’s invisible. It seems so much safer than being exposed as who she is: shy, poor, and vulnerable. So getting up in front of audience as the lead in her school’s production of The Taming of the Shrew should be complete torture.

Piece By Piece

This new anthology, edited by Teresa Toten, features stories by some of Canada’s finest authors who were born in another country and who went through the experience of trying to “fit in.” The young adult audience is a perfectly tuned readership for this collection.

Bright Red Kisses

A young girl is excited by her mother’s bustling, until she realizes Mommy is going out for the evening without her. Still, mommies take a lot of getting ready before they go, and this mommy needs an extra-special helper to make those crucial dress-up decisions.

The Game

Dani Webster had played The Game with her sister, Kelly, for as long as she could remember, but now it is a hazy memory as Dani looks up from the floor of the isolation room at Riverwood Clinic. She remember the vodka and pills.

The Onlyhouse

Life in her new neighborhood isn't going to be easy for Croatian immigrant Lucy Vakovik. Her mother has saved enough to buy them an onlyhouse: a single detached home. But to Lucy's friends, her mother says, "My sometime English is broking."