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In the last two weeks I’ve received quite a bit of books! That’s what happens when the postal strike ends.
As a jury member for the CLA YABA I’ve started receiving submissions of Canadian novels published this year. I won’t be able to post reviews until after the jury is out (except that I already reviewed Leap & Fostergirls before I joined the jury) so if you’re starving for my Canadian content I promise it will be coming once it’s allowed.
So far I’ve received
–Nobody Cries At Bingo by Dawn Dumont
–Odd Ball by Arthur John Stewart
–The Runaway by Glen Huser
–The Secret Keepers by Paul Yee
–Sinking Deeper or My Heroic Decision to Invent a Sea Monster by Steve Vernon
–Miracleville by Monique Polak
–Leap by Jodi Lundgren
–Fostergirls by Liane Shaw
–She Said/She Saw by Norah McClintock
–What is Real by Karen Rivers
–Held by Edeet Ravel
I’ve also received a number of high interest/low vocabulary books. They are perfect for teens struggling with literacy or school in general but also good for an easy action packed read. If you know someone who struggles with reading or is reluctant to pick up anything they don’t HAVE to maybe give them one of these:
- Outback by Robin Stevenson
- Skank by Teresa McWhirter
- Gone Bad by Lesley Choyce
- The Drop by Jeff Ross
- Gravity Check by Alex Van Tol
- Last Ride by Laura Langston
- B Negative by Vicki Grant
Plus I got a few books for review on this blog
–eBully by Dave Conifer
–Triangles by Ellen Hopkins. This one is not YA so I might review it somewhere else.
Thanks to everyone who sent me a book, I have so many free ones I won’t be buying anything for a few months!