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Book cover of ALL THE QUIET PLACES
ALL THE QUIET PLACES
By: brian isaac | Published: October 2021

Brian Isaac's powerful debut novel All the Quiet Places is the coming-of-age story of Eddie Toma, an Indigenous (Syilx) boy, told through the young na...

Brian Isaac's powerful debut novel All the Quiet Places is the coming-of-age story of Eddie Toma, an Indigenous (Syilx) boy, told through the young narrator's wide-eyed observations of the world around him. It's 1956, and six-year-old Eddie Toma lives with his mother, Grace, and his little brother, Lewis, near the Salmon River on the far edge of the Okanagan Indian Reserve in the British Columbia Southern Interior. Grace, her friend Isabel, Isabel's husband Ray, and his nephew Gregory cross the border to work as summer farm labourers in Washington state. There Eddie is free to spend long days with Gregory exploring the farm: climbing a hill to watch the sunset and listening to the wind in the grass. The boys learn from Ray's funny and dark stories. But when tragedy strikes, Eddie returns home grief-stricken, confused, and lonely. Eddie's life is governed by the decisions of the adults around him. Grace is determined to have him learn the ways of the white world by sending him to school in the small community of Falkland. On Eddie's first day of school, as he crosses the reserve boundary at the Salmon River bridge, he leaves behind his world. Grace challenges the Indian Agent and writes futile letters to Ottawa to protest the sparse resources in their community. His father returns to the family after years away only to bring chaos and instability. Isabel and Ray join them in an overcrowded house. Only in his grandmother's company does he find solace and true companionship. In his teens, Eddie's future seems more secure--he finds a job, and his long-time crush on his white neighbour Eva is finally reciprocated. But every time things look up, circumstances beyond his control crash down around him. The cumulative effects of guilt, grief, and despair threaten everything Eddie has ever known or loved. All the Quiet Places is the story of what can happen when every adult in a person's life has been affected by colonialism; it tells of the acute separation from culture that can occur even at home in a loved familiar landscape. Its narrative power relies on the unguarded, unsentimental witness provided by Eddie.

Theme: Coming of Age, Gr.7-12

  • ISBN
    9781990071027
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Indigenous
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ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER KNEW
By: liara tamani | Published: June 2021

"Tamani masterfully bounces and slams two hearts up and down a shrouded court of first love and revelations." --Rita Williams-Garcia, National Book Aw...

"Tamani masterfully bounces and slams two hearts up and down a shrouded court of first love and revelations." --Rita Williams-Garcia, National Book Award Finalist and New York Times-bestselling author "A superb, complex romance full of heart, humor, and unforgettable characters." --Kirkus (starred review) From the moment Carli and Rex first locked eyes on a Texas high school basketball court, they both knew it was destiny. But can you truly love someone else if you don't love yourself? Acclaimed author Liara Tamani's luminous second novel explores love, family, heartbreak, betrayal, and the power of healing, in gorgeous prose that will appeal to readers of Nicola Yoon and Jacqueline Woodson. A glance was all it took. That kind of connection, the immediate and raw understanding of another person, just doesn't come along very often. And as rising stars on their Texas high schools' respective basketball teams, destined for bright futures in college and beyond, it seems like a match made in heaven. But Carli and Rex have secrets. As do their families. Liara Tamani, the author of the acclaimed Calling My Name, follows two teenagers as they discover how first love, heartbreak, betrayal, and family can shape you--for better or for worse. A novel full of pain, joy, healing, and hope for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jenny Han. "A beautifully poignant love letter: to a first love, to basketball, and to that enigmatic bunch we think we know best, only to discover we don't know at all--family. Tamani's latest is a bright shining star." --David Arnold, New York Times-bestselling author of Mosquitoland

Theme: Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9780062656926
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$13.50
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ANYWHERE BUT HERE
By: tanya kyi | Published: October 2013

Cole’s small town is a trap he’s determined to escape in this fresh and moving debut novel that balances loss with humor. Ever since hi...

Cole’s small town is a trap he’s determined to escape in this fresh and moving debut novel that balances loss with humor. Ever since his mom died, Cole just feels stuck. His dad acts like a stranger, and Lauren, his picture-perfect girlfriend of two years, doesn’t understand him anymore. He can’t ditch his dad, so Cole breaks up with Lauren. She doesn’t take the news very well, and Cole’s best friend won’t get off his case about it. Now more than ever, Cole wants to graduate and leave his small, suffocating town. And everything is going according to plan—until Cole discovers the one secret that could keep him there…forever.

Theme: Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9781442480698
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$11.99
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Book cover of AS EASY AS FALLING OFF THE FACE OF THE E
AS EASY AS FALLING OFF THE FACE OF THE E
By: lynne perkins | Published: April 2012

Theme: Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9780061870927
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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BUCKING THE SARGE
By: christopher curtis | Published: May 2006

Deeply involved in his cold and manipulative mother's shady business dealings in Flint, Michigan, fifteen-year-old Luther keeps a sense of humor while...

Deeply involved in his cold and manipulative mother's shady business dealings in Flint, Michigan, fifteen-year-old Luther keeps a sense of humor while running the Happy Neighbor Group Home For Men, all the while dreaming of going to college and becoming a philosopher. Reprint.

Theme: Humour, Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9780440413318
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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COLLISION DES ETOILES
By: joanie boutin | Published: November 2021

Theme: Coming of Age, Mental Health & Wellness, Abuse

  • ISBN
    9782897704803
  • Binding
    Paperback French
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$24.95
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COMING BACK
By: jessi zabarsky | Published: December 2021

A beautiful story of two young women who are so focused on proving they're meant to be together that they end up hurting each other in the process. Th...

A beautiful story of two young women who are so focused on proving they're meant to be together that they end up hurting each other in the process. This gorgeous graphic novel is an LGTBQ+ romance about young love and how it can grow into something strong no matter what obstacles get in the way.

Theme: Coming of Age, Science Fiction, LGBTQ2S+

  • ISBN
    9780593120026
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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$22.99
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COMING BACK
By: jessi zabarsky | Published: December 2021

A beautiful graphic novel fantasy romance that follows two young women who have to go on their own separate adventures to discover the truth about the...

A beautiful graphic novel fantasy romance that follows two young women who have to go on their own separate adventures to discover the truth about themselves and about each other. Preet is magic. Valissa is not. Everyone in their village has magic in their bones, and Preet is the strongest of them all. Without any power of her own, how can Valissa ever be worthy of Preet's love? When their home is attacked, Valissa has a chance to prove herself, but that means leaving Preet behind. On her own for the first time Preet breaks the village's most sacred laws, and is rejected from the only home she's ever known and sent into a new world. Divided by different paths, insecurities, and distance, will Valissa and Preet be able to find their way back to each other? A beautiful story of two young women who are so focused on proving they're meant to be together that they end up hurting each other in the process. This gorgeous graphic novel is an LGTBQ+ romance about young love and how it can grow into something strong no matter what obstacles get in the way.

Theme: Coming of Age, Science Fiction, LGBTQ2S+

  • ISBN
    9780593125434
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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$33.99
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Book cover of CONFETTI GIRL
CONFETTI GIRL
By: diana lopez | Published: May 2010

Apolonia "Lina"Floresis a sock enthusiast, a volleyball player, a science lover, and a girl who's just looking for answers. Even tho...

Apolonia "Lina"Floresis a sock enthusiast, a volleyball player, a science lover, and a girl who's just looking for answers. Even though her house is crammed full of books (her dad's a bibliophile), she's having trouble figuring out some very big questions, like why her dad seems to care about books more than her, why her best friend's divorced mom is obsessed with makingcascarones(hollowed eggshells filled with colorful confetti), and, most of all, why her mom died last year. Like colors incascarones, Lina's life is a rainbow of people, interests, and unexpected changes. In her first novel for young readers, Diana López creates a clever and honest story about a youngLatinagirl navigating growing pains in her South Texan city.

Theme: Diversity, Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9780316029568
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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DANS LE CúUR DE FLORENCE
By: lucie bergeron | Published: February 2019

Theme: Coming of Age, Gr.7-12

  • ISBN
    9782896074433
  • Binding
    Paperback French
  • Category
    French Fiction High School
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$24.95
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Book cover of DENTON LITTLE'S STILL NOT DEAD
DENTON LITTLE'S STILL NOT DEAD
By: lance rubin | Published: February 2017

"Denton and his quirky friends are laugh-out-loud funny, even as their riotous adventures raise deeper questions about science, government co...

"Denton and his quirky friends are laugh-out-loud funny, even as their riotous adventures raise deeper questions about science, government control, life, and death." -- SLJ You only live once—unless you’re Denton Little!   Denton Little lives in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day on which they will die. The good news: Denton has lived through his deathdate. Yay! The bad news: He’s being chased by the DIA (Death Investigation Agency), he can never see his family again, and he may now die anytime. Huh. Cheating death isn’t quite as awesome as Denton would have thought. . . .   Lance Rubin’s debut novel, Denton Little’s Deathdate, showed readers just how funny and poignant imminent death could be. Now in this sequel, he takes on the big questions about life. How do we cope, knowing we could die at any time? Would you save someone from dying even if they were a horrible person? Is it wrong to kiss the girl your best friend is crushing on if she’s really into you instead? What if she’s wearing bacon lip gloss? Praise for Denton Little’s Deathdate:   “Highly original, fantastically entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny, Denton Little’s Deathdate is a wild romp through a night like no other.” —Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Geography of You and Me   “Let’s all pray the grim reaper is even half as witty (and wise) as the deadly talented Lance Rubin. Till then: skip this book at your own peril.” —Tim Federle, author of Better Nate than Ever and The Great American Whatever “Rubin is really funny, but like John Green, he manages to be poignant. . . . In other words, it’s a keeper.” —Bustle

Theme: Coming of Age, Thriller, Humour

  • ISBN
    9780553497007
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$23.99
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EDGE OF ANYTHING
By: nora carpenter | Published: March 2020

Theme: Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9780762467587
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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END OF FUN
By: sean mcginty | Published: March 2016

Everyday Reality is a Drag?. FUN®-the latest in augmented reality-is funbut it's also frustrating, glitchy, and dangerously addictive. Just when ...

Everyday Reality is a Drag?. FUN®-the latest in augmented reality-is funbut it's also frustrating, glitchy, and dangerously addictive. Just when everyone else is getting on, 17-year-old Aaron O'Faolain wants off. But first he has to complete his Application for Termination, and in order to do that he has to deal with his History-not to mention the present, including his grandfather's suicide and a series of clues that may (or may not) lead to buried treasure. As he attempts to unravel the mystery, Aaron is sidetracked again . . . and again. Shadowed by his virtual "best friend," Homie, Aaron struggles with love, loss, dog bites, community theater, wild horses, wildfires, and the fact (deep breath) that actual reality can sometimes surprise you. Sean McGinty's strikingly profound debut unearths a world that is eerily familiar, yet utterly original. Discover what it means to come to the end of fun.

Theme: Technology, Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9781484722114
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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FINDING FELICITY
By: stacey kade | Published: March 2018

Felicity meets Fangirl in this contemporary novel about a young woman who must leave behind her fantasy life—inspired by her favorite WB show fr...

Felicity meets Fangirl in this contemporary novel about a young woman who must leave behind her fantasy life—inspired by her favorite WB show from the 1990s—and create a real one at college. Caroline Sands has never been particularly good at making friends. And her parents’ divorce and the move to Arizona three years ago didn’t help. Being the new girl is hard enough without being socially awkward too. So out of desperation and a desire to please her worried mother, Caroline invented a whole life for herself—using characters from Felicity, an old show she discovered online and fell in love with. But now it’s time for Caroline to go off to college and she wants nothing more than to leave her old “life” behind and build something real. However, when her mother discovers the truth about her manufactured friends, she gives Caroline an ultimatum: Prove in this first semester that she can make friends of the nonfictional variety and thrive in a new environment. Otherwise, it’s back to living at home—and a lot of therapy. Armed with nothing more than her resolve and a Felicity-inspired plan, Caroline accepts the challenge. But she soon realizes that the real world is rarely as simple as television makes it out to be. And to find a place where she truly belongs, Caroline may have to abandon her script and take the risk of being herself.

Theme: Self-Esteem, Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9781481464253
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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FISH OUT OF WATER
By: joanne levy | Published: August 2020

In this high-interest novel for middle readers, a twelve-year-old boy is frustrated that he's not able to do the things he loves because they're too "...

In this high-interest novel for middle readers, a twelve-year-old boy is frustrated that he's not able to do the things he loves because they're too "girly."

Theme: Coming of Age, Orca Currents series

  • ISBN
    9781459826595
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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