Monday, October 26, 2009

2010 White Pine Titles Announced!

The Book of Michael

by Lesley Choyce

Released from prison, sixteen-year-old Michael Grove returns home to reclaim his life. Having been wrongfully convicted of the murder of his girlfriend, Lisa, Michael must confront her death and the contempt of everyone around him.

Cracked Up to Be

by Courtney Summers

When Jessica disappears at a party, Parker and her friends struggle with the fallout. Exactly what happened to Jessica and who is responsible? There are no tidy resolutions to this hard-hitting tale.

Getting the Girl: A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery

by Susan Juby

Getting the Girl is a fast-paced, laugh out loud detective novel that explores issues around puberty, bullying, and friendship as we follow the antics of the quirky, but utterly lovable, Sherman Mack.

Half World

by Hiromi Goto

Aided by a rat, Melanie follows her mother into a dark, alternate reality called Half World in an attempt to save her. Can Melanie help her mom, or will she be caught in Half World's explosive cycle of deformity, defeat, and horror?

The Landing

by John Ibbitson

In a community starved of luxury, Ben's depression-era, small-town life leaves little room for dreaming. Enter Ruth Chapman whose wealth and unconventionality rock Ben's world and leave him wanting more from life.

Mostly Happy

by Pam Bustin

Bean, a memorable young heroine, learns to survive the perilous home life created by her troubled mother. Bean's story is about overcoming hardship and trying to be "mostly" happy.

The Perfect Cut

by Julie Burtinshaw

Brian's "perfect" sister, Michelle, died last year. In the midst of his grief Brian learns her secret: she was a cutter. Brian now must face his own problems before he can truly understand what happened to Michelle.

Sister Wife

by Shelley Hrdlitschka

In Unity, strict obedience to the laws of The Movement is expected. Celeste struggles with this lack of freedom and particularly the accepted practice of being assigned to marry an older man and become a Sister Wife.

The Uninvited

by Tim Wynne-Jones

Travelling to Canada to escape a failing relationship, Mimi discovers her cottage destination is already inhabited. The attractive guy she finds there thinks that Mimi is stalking him! Exactly who is the uninvited guest?

Wondrous Strange

by Lesley Livingston

Kelley Winslow can't start a new romance just when she's got her first leading role as Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream - can she? After all, she's also got a faerie-world invasion to stop and a horse living in her bathtub. Plus, what's up with Bob?

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