Review: The Boat People

I received a copy of The Boat People for volunteering at the Giller Light Bash in November. With the topics of immigration and refugees in the news a lot, I figured it would be an ambitious novel and I wasn’t disappointed. Summary Told from multiple perspectives, The Boat People is the story of a… Continue Reading Review: The Boat People

Review: Nostalgia

I picked Nostalgia up not knowing much about it other than that it had been on Canada Reads. Science fiction isn’t really a genre I normally associate with Canadian literature, so I was intrigued. Summary In the indeterminate future, humans have figured out how to live forever … almost. With the… Continue Reading Review: Nostalgia

Review: The Hate U Give

If you’ve even got your toe in the book waters, you’ve heard about The Hate U Give, and for good reason. Summary Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter lives two lives: one as a “Big Mav’s daughter who works in the store” in a poor black neighborhood, the other as a cool girl… Continue Reading Review: The Hate U Give

Review: Letters Lived

I picked up Letters Lived: Radical Reflections, Revolutionary Paths at the Festival of Literary Diversity last year. It’s not the kind of book I would normally pick up, but I’ve been trying to be more aware of social issues and learn about things I can do to make the world a better place.… Continue Reading Review: Letters Lived

Review: A Step Toward Falling

Emily has always tried to do the right thing. She is even the co-founder the Youth Action Coalition. Yet when she sees Belinda, a student with a developmental disability, being attacked during the football game, she freezes up and does nothing. Luckily, Belinda manages to save herself. So when the… Continue Reading Review: A Step Toward Falling