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A Life-Affirming, Earnest Book for Young Adults: A Review of Cheryl Rainfield’s novel Parallel Visions

Toronto-based young adult writer Cheryl Rainfield’s recently released teen novel Parallel Visions is a simply written, slim book, but it’s hard-hitting nevertheless.  Within the first few pages, for example, the issue of teen LGBTQ suicide comes up.  The novel not … Continue reading


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An Earnest but Flawed YA Novel: Beth Goobie’s Unfortunately Titled Hello, Groin

I’m not sure how to preface this review of Saskatoon-based Beth Goobie’s young adult novel Hello, Groin except to admit it: I have mixed feelings.  On the one hand, Hello, Groin is as earnest a teen novel as you’ll ever find.  … Continue reading

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