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White Pine Review: The Taming

In The Taming, the usual high school hierarchy reigns, with Evan and Katie on opposite sides of the social scale.  He is rich, arrogant,  and even though he is the new kid he has no trouble fitting in. Katie, on the other hand, is shy and likes to stay in the background.  However, when she wins the lead the school's production of Taming of the Shrew, her confidence onstage triggers a change inside.  When Evan asks her out, Katie cannot believe her good fortune.

Silver Birch Book Review: Dragon Seer's Gift

Dragon Seer's Gift

Canadian author Janet McNaughton's Dragon Seer's Gift continues the story of the ancient history fantasy novel, first brought to life in her best selling Dragon Seer.

While Dragon Seer is set in 8th century Orkney, off the northern coast of Scotland, Dragon Seer's Gift fast forwards to the rugged Newfoundland winter landscape

Red Maple Review: This Dark Endeavour: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein

This Dark Endeavour: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Intrigue? Check!  A dangerous quest? Check!  A bitter love triangle? Check!

Kenneth Oppel’s This Dark Endeavour: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein has it all!  Oppel has created a story about Frankenstein as a sixteen year old boy living in the 1800’s.  Victor’s twin

Red Maple Review: Real Justice: Fourteen & Sentenced to Death - The Story of Steven Truscott

Book CoverImagine you are 14 years old and accused of a murder you did not committ, with the punishment of death by hanging! 

Red Maple Review: Testify

Testify book coverShana would do anything for her best friend Carrie, even if it means breaking the law by lying under oath.  She thought that she was doing the right thing by saving her friend from a molester but soon she starts to doubt her choice and wonders if she could have made a te

Red Maple Review: First Descent

link to First DescentI’m not a kayaker, but First Descent is a whitewater adventure so full of strategy, muscle, and energy that it

Red Maple Review: End of Days

link to End of DaysCelebrated author Eric Walters turns out another winner with End of Days, an apocalyptic novel with a scientific slant. More than 30 years after its launch into space, a satellite is

Red Maple Book Review: End of Days

link to End of DaysCelebrated author Eric Walters turns out another winner  with End of Days, an apocalyptic novel with a scientific slant.  More than 30 years a

Red Maple Non-Fiction Review: Lizards in the Sky: animals where you least expect them

book cover imageHumans would need very specialized clothing to survive for long in temperatures as low as -89.2 degrees C.  This is the coldest temperature ever recorded and that was in Antarctica.  We have all kinds of clothing and equipment to help us live in places that are not really very hospitable.  All animals have had to adapt to their surroundings, but some have