Fourteen-year-old Harbour is living in a tent in a Toronto ravine with her dog, a two-month supply of canned tuna, and an eccentric reading list. She's not homeless, she tells herself. She's merely waiting for her home — a thirty-six-foot sailboat — to arrive with her father at the helm. Why should she worry when the clouds give her signs that assure her that she's safe and protected?
Spanning two continents, one war and several generations, Day of the Dog-tooth Violets follows the stories of three unforgettable characters as their lives become forever linked and grounded in Muskoka.
This sequel to Day of the Dog-tooth Violets takes an unflinching look at the generational effects of family violence, adult illiteracy, racism and poverty by weaving together the present-day life and childhood memories of Winnie St. Pierre.
This realistic, gripping novel of tween fiction, explores the dangers of online predators. Through her daily journal entries, Maxine shares the horrible feeling of betrayal, the crushing loss of her friend Leah, and the struggle to move on.
When Devon's father gets ill and doctors can't find the problem his Stepmother, Lily, moves them all to Vietnam where her Uncle can help. It is only when Devon wakes up in a locked room that he begins to realize his suspicions about Lily weren't nearly as horrific as who she really is, and what she has done.
The Flickering Light tells a story about the strengths and weaknesses of families, about how relationships ride parallel tracks for years then one day merge, how lost time can be recaptured, and how the truth can make up for what once was lost.
All Kat really wants is a home, a forever home where she can live with her three sisters. She’s even willing to give up her Disney-princess dream of living happily ever after for the chance. But giving up her birth parents for the possibility of a predictable life isn’t an easy choice, no matter what they’ve done.
When Anna overdoses on prescription painkillers, doctors realize she has been suffering from depression and start looking for a way to help her out of the desperate black hole she never thought she would escape. It’s then that rock bottom comes into sight and the journey back to normal begins.