Jazz in Love by Neesha Meminger

Jazz in Love by Neesha Meminger

Jasbir, a.k.a. Jazz, has always been a stellar student and an obedient, albeit wise-cracking, daughter. Everything has gone along just fine — she has good friends in the “genius” program she’s been in since kindergarten, her teachers and her principal adore her, and her parents dote on her. But now, in her junior year of […]

Review: The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden by Jill MacLean

Review: The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden by Jill MacLean

  What am I more afraid of? Prinny drowning on the reef? Or Tate and Mel? (p. 16) Sigrid Sugden is a Shrike. She, Tate, and Mel blackmail their schoolmates, though no teacher has yet found proof of their bullying. This changes when Tate and Mel are willing to let one of their victims die. Sigrid […]

Team Avatar, Detectives at Your Service

Team Avatar, Detectives at Your Service

It’s no secret that I’m a huge admirer of Avatar: the Last Airbender, tv show and comics both, so pardon me while I fangirl a little, and bear with my semi-academic writerly argument. But Team Avatar? Totally a detective group, solving the mysteries going on in their own specific time and place with people they know, […]

Janet Recommends: Wanting Mor by Rukhsana Khan

Janet Recommends: Wanting Mor by Rukhsana Khan

Sooooo I should have written this post last month but life interfered. The real problem, though, was finding words enough for Wanting Mor by Rukhsana Khan. “If you can’t be beautiful you should at least be good. People will appreciate that.” That’s what Jameela’s mother, Mor, always told her. But being good isn’t always easy, Jameela […]

Blog Tour: Guest Post by C.K. Kelly Martin, Author of Delicate

Blog Tour: Guest Post by C.K. Kelly Martin, Author of Delicate

Long before I was an author I was a fan of books about Winnie the Pooh, Babar, Madeline, Anne Shirley and anything by Judy Blume. Throughout high school my favourite class was English. No surprise, then, that most of my time spent at York University in Toronto was as an English major—not the traditional way […]