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Book Review: Rose & Poe by Jack Todd

Format/Device: ebook (Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2) Current Price: $11.99 CAD Genre/Themes: Fiction, Retelling, Shakespeare, Love Summary (From Goodreads): Set in mythical Belle Coeur County in a time not too far from our own, Rose & Poe gloriously re-imagines Shakespeare’s The Tempest from the point of view of Caliban and his mother. Rose and her giant, simple… Continue reading Book Review: Rose & Poe by Jack Todd

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Book Review: The Break by Katherena Vermette

Format: ebook (Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2) Current Price: $13.59 CAD Genre/Themes: Fiction, Cultural, Canadian, Violence, Family Summary (From Goodreads) When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls the… Continue reading Book Review: The Break by Katherena Vermette

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Book Review: Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez

Format: ebook (Kobo Touch) Price: $9.89 CAD Genre/Themes: Fiction, Diverse, LGBTQ, Family Summary (From Goodreads) Scarborough is a low-income, culturally diverse neighborhood east of Toronto, the fourth largest city in North America; like many inner city communities, it suffers under the weight of poverty, drugs, crime, and urban blight. Scarborough the novel employs a multitude of voices… Continue reading Book Review: Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez

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Book Review: The Audition by Maddie Ziegler

Summary (From Goodreads) Twelve-year-old Harper has been dancing practically since she learned to walk. She loves her dance studio and team, and just won her first ever top junior solo in a regional competition. But right before the school year starts, Harper’s parents drop a bombshell—the family has to relocate from their cozy town in Connecticut… Continue reading Book Review: The Audition by Maddie Ziegler

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Book Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Summary (From Goodreads) At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots – neighbours who can’t reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d’etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents’ Association. He… Continue reading Book Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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Book Review: Ghost Boys by Shenaaz Nanji

Summary (From Goodreads): Fifteen-year-old Munna lives with his Ma and sisters in a small town in India. Because the family is poor, he is sold to a Sheikh’s camel farm in a Gulf country. Here he must train the young camel jockeys. He must starve them so that they remain light, and he must win the… Continue reading Book Review: Ghost Boys by Shenaaz Nanji

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(Quick) Book Review: “The Snowman” by Jo Nesbo

Summary from Goodreads: Soon the first snow will come A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Outside, he sees her favourite scarf – wrapped around the neck of a snowman. And then he will appear again Detective Harry Hole soon discovers that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over… Continue reading (Quick) Book Review: “The Snowman” by Jo Nesbo