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Feelings of panic and anxiety – you should read None of this Serious

Despite the feelings of panic and anxiety, this coming-of-age young adult book is a great read.

Coming-of-age story offers a host of emotions: Mary John reviewed

In this coming-of-age book by Ana Pessoa, a young woman named Mary John pens a letter to her friend Julio the Pirate. "The letter runs through a hurricane of emotions ranging from anger, grief and frustration to accepetance and serenity."

What I have been reading: The Last Summer, Swimming in the Monsoon Sea and The Big Green Garage

I read some great books this spring including Karen Swan's latest, The Last Summer, and Shyam Selvadurai's Swimming in the Monsoon Sea.

Throwaway Daughter, Here Lies and picture books reviewed

Throwaway Daughter shares the story of a Canadian girl who learns about her childhood roots, while Here Lies is a dystopian novel about a young woman looking to reclaim her mother's ashes. I also review two picture books, one about refugees and the other about plants.

Didn’t see that coming: Fight Like a Girl reviewed

FIght Like a Girl by Sheena Kamal is set in Toronto and features "hella fierce," Trisha, a 17-year-old Muay Thai kickboxer who begins to suspect something is going on at her house.

Set in a not to distant future, The Worlds in My Hands has great characters, story and message

Created as an art journal, The Words in my Hands follows the story of Piper, a Deaf woman who finally finds her way and her voice after being introduced to the Deaf community.

Christmas gift guide – all about books adult, young adult, middle grade and children’s

For book lovers, the best gift is a book and they will provide the time. Here are a list of adult, young adult, middle grade and picture books that I recommend.

3 Christmas books reviewed

I am almost done reading all my usuall Christmas reads, plus have read three additional titles - one young adult, two adults and all new releases.

Q&A with Canadian author Patricia Miller-Schroeder and her book Sisters of the Wolf

I interview Canadian author Patricia Miller-Schroeder about her book Sisters of the Wolf, a young adult/middle grade book 35 years in the making.

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