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BOOK REVIEWS

By Karen Rivers

Sixteen-year-old Haley Harmony is self-deprecatingly honest about her flaws, almost to a fault, in B.C. author Karen Rivers’ latest YA novel. The entries in her laptop diary demonstrate, with terrific comic and touching effect, the ... Read More »

November 25, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

By Brian McFarlane

The new Mitchell Brothers series features two teenage hockey-playing, crime-solving brothers in Northern Ontario in the 1930s. For his first foray into children’s fiction, renowned hockey writer and commentator Brian McFarlane dons the mantle worn ... Read More »

November 25, 2003

By Graham McNamee

Seventeen-year-old Duncan is spending his summer cataloguing lost junk in the Toronto Transit Commission’s subterranean Lost and Found. He’s going stir-crazy down in the “Dungeon” but he’s also escaping a heat wave and gets to ... Read More »

November 25, 2003

By Mary Ann Scott

New Girl brims with unfulfilled story potential. Kaitlin’s family moves from tiny Heron Lake into her grandmother’s house in downtown Toronto midway through Kaitlin’s Grade 10 year. She has our immediate sympathy trying to navigate ... Read More »

November 25, 2003