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Fiction

121 Express

by Polak, Monique

The students of the 121 Express are infamous for bad behavior and Lucas knows his role on the bus will determine his social standing at his new school. Lucas is tired of being one of the nerds.

A Christmas Carol (Adapted)

by Dickens, Charles and Hutchinson, Emily

Adapted from the classic by Emily Hutchinson. This 88-page book includes described drawings and an 8-page study guide at the end.

A Goal in Sight (Sports Stories)

by Guest, Jacqueline

"A Goal in Sight" is the story of an unlikely friendship that teaches a troubled kid the value of fair play.

A Kind of Courage

by Heffernan, Colleen

Everything changes when Hattie Tamblyn's much-adored older brother, Will, enlists in the Canadian army in 1916 and is sent to fight in France.

A Leap of Faith

by Bossley, Michele Martin

When Amy trains for the Novice Canadian Figure Skating Championship she knows the stakes are high. If she does well, she's one step closer to the Olympics; if she doesn't, she's convinced her parents will stop paying for her skating lessons.

A Tale Of Two Cities (An Adapted Classic)

by Dickens, Charles

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. . . " With these famous words, Charles Dickens plunges the reader into the French Revolution. This adapted classic captures the intensity of the original book, but is written in a simpler manner. Word definitions and study guide provided.

A Tale of Two Cities (Adapted Version)

by Dickens, Charles and Lorimer, Janet

This novel, complete in just 80 pages, has been painstakingly adapted to retain the integrity of the original work. It provides the reader a sense of the author's style and an understanding of the novel's theme.

A Thousand Shades of Blue

by Stevenson, Robin

A sailing trip to the Caribbean might sound great, but sixteen-year-old Rachel can't stand being trapped on a small boat with her family. She misses her best friend and feels guilty about leaving her older sister Emma, who lives in a group home.

A Time to Choose (Orca Books)

by Attema, Martha

The story of a sixteen-year-old boy whose father becomes a Nazi turncoat is explored.

A Way with Horses

by Mcphee, Peter

Caroline grew up around horses and had been a tough, skilled rider as long as she could remember.

Absolute Pressure

by Brouwer, Sigmund

Ian has been going to Key West every summer for years, helping his Uncle Gord at his dive shop and spending as much time as he can underwater.

Adrenaline High

by Forsyth, C. A.

D'Arcy is a 16-year-old overachiever and a budding newshound. When her classmate Zania's mother goes missing, D'Arcy thinks she's found the mother of all scoops. She's determined to solve the mystery and capture it all on film.

After the Fire

by Citra, Becky

Melissa is waiting for the "new life" that her mother Sharlene has promised her since a fire devastated their family. But nothing ever seems to change.

Against the Boards

by Nicholson, Lorna Schultz

Peter has done it! He's made it onto an AAA Bantam team and is now playing hockey in Edmonton. But this shy boy from the Northwest Territories is having a hard time adjusting to city life, his new school, and host family.

Alecia's Challenge

by Diersch, Sandra

Alecia's soccer team, the Vancouver Burrards, is the one stable thing in her life. Everything else is new or changing: a new school, a new stepfather.

All In

by Polak, Monique

Todd Lerner's never been much of a student, but he's got plenty of street smarts and he's a mean poker player. Todd's always had a thing for Claire, the most beautiful girl in grade eleven -- but Claire likes nice things.

All Quiet on the Western Front (An Adapted Classic)

by Remarque, Erich Maria and Napoli, Tony

The story of a young German fighting in World War I and his experiences. Adapted for easier reading. Study questions at the end.

All Sleek and Skimming: Stories (Orca Books)

by Heggum, Lisa

A collection of 22 compelling short fiction for older teen readers.

Alone at Ninety Foot (Orca Books)

by Holubitsky, Katherine

A realistic portrait of a young girl's struggle to come to terms with her mother's death.

At Risk (SideStreets)

by Guest, Jacqueline

Edgy and suspenseful young adult fiction that explores topics teens want to read about. Tia is spending the summer working at a special ranch designed to "scare straight" at-risk youth.

Back (Orca Soundings)

by Mcclintock, Norah

"Back" chronicles the story of Jojo-- an ex-thug -- who has just returned home after serving a two year prison sentence.

Bang (Orca Soundings)

by Mcclintock, Norah

After a robbery goes terribly wrong, Quentin is framed for murder.

Battle of the Bands

by Denman, K. L.

Jay, Kelvin and Cia are The Lunar Ticks, a dedicated band, convinced they are on their way to the top. They hope to win an upcoming battle of the bands where the first prize is a full day in a recording studio.

Before Wings

by Goobie, Beth

Having barely survived a brain aneurysm two years earlier, fifteen-year-old Adrien is spending the holidays working at her Aunt Erin_s summer camp. But caught between the land of the living and the spirit world, she is unsure where she belongs.

Belle of Batoche

by Guest, Jacqueline

Belle, an 11-year-old Metis girl, and Sarah both want the coveted job of church bell ringer. An embroidery contest is held to award the position, and Sarah cheats.

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