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I loved Firekeeper’s Daughter. It was a gripping, fast-paced thriller that is balanced out with slower moments of character development. Firekeeper’s Daughter teaches so much about Ojibwe culture in an interesting way that doesn’t affect the pacing. The characters felt so real and I loved watching Daunis, the protagonist, grow throughout the story. Although I …

The Greatest Thing

The book ‘The Greatest Thing’ by Sarah Winifred Searle is set in a high school during sophomore year. Winifred, the main character must go through high school on her own, as her two best friends have changed schools. ‘The Greatest Thing’ is about love, friendship, and self-acceptance. I love how the author has written the …

The Firekeepers Daughter.

An intriguing but heartbreaking story Firekeepers Daughter reads equal parts YA thriller and equal parts love letter to Ojibwe community’s which have faced the same struggles as those in this book. With a story that teaches you about Native American culture, including traditions, language, history, and the importance of family. It is partially a suspenseful …

All eyes on her

Usually, you only hear one side of the story: that it was a tragic accident which could have been easily avoided. But in this mystery, you get to see the story in every possible way. A searing look at gender roles that is loaded with barded zingers on unfair expectations from the way that society …

Better Nate Than Ever

13 year old Nate Foster has big dreams. Singing, dancing, acting, it’s a lot to aspire to. How will he make it big on Broadway, when in his middle school alone, people can barely remember his name? Nate is the definition of determined. He doesn’t let anything get in his way, which could help him …

The Burning

After moving to another country, Anna thought that everything would be back to normal, until the whispers start up again. Anna is an ordinary girl who now must find new friends and fight the battle of the photos. Through all the trouble, Anna has a history project to finish for her new school, so she …

Bitter

Bitter is a fast-paced, politically aware novel. As a prequel to Pet, one of Akwaeke Emezi’s former books, it expands on the world, magic, and characters living in the town of Lucille. Bitter has strong themes of using art as a form of resistance, and an understanding that not all fighting happens in the front lines. This is a …

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief was an amazing, magical story, full of twists, turns and drama. I happily await the day when everyone else will jump into the wild and deadly world of Alicorns and my new favourite hero Skandar, and his brave friends!! With loveable, annoying and selfless characters, this story is a compelling …

A Weekend With Oscar

A Weekend with Oscar by Robyn Bavati is a story that captivates its readers by showing them what it is like to live with a sibling that has a disability. This story has themes of mild romance with the new girl called Zara and also displays being there for your family and how Jamie takes …

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Social Queue by Kay Kerr

I personally loved this text, and it was exactly what I wanted to read. What I found most enjoyable was that I was educated on how autism can affect people, what being ableist looks/sounds like and how to fix that. It was great to be reading a rom-com type genre book that was also paired …