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Canadian Teen Novels

This is a selection of our current Canadian Teen Novels titles. To find other titles or authors, or just to browse, please use the search box.

Breaking Faith

- Young adult softcover

by E. Graziani - $12.95 - Add to Cart

Faith Emily Hansen just wants to be loved and to live without the weight of addiction. But the relief that she gets from being wrapped up in the cozy little cotton ball of heroin is impossible to ignore. Faith’s story starts in her earliest days, before drugs, before her family falls apart. She eventually becomes consumed by the need to “chase the dragon," the heroin addiction that seems to keep the Darkness at bay, but leads her to live on the street. The determination to find love and comfort that lures Faith to drugs is ultimately the same stubborn force that can drive her to recover.

Capricious

- Young adult hardcover

by G. Prendergast - $19.95 - Add to Cart

Ella’s grade-eleven year was a disaster, but as summer approaches, things are looking up. She’s back together with her brooding boyfriend, Samir, although they both want to keep that a secret. She’s also best buddies with David and still not entirely sure about making him boyfriend number two. Though part of her wants to conform to high school norms, the temptation to be radical is just too great. Managing two secret boyfriends proves harder than Ella expected, especially when Samir and David face separate family crises, and Ella finds herself at the center of an emotional maelstrom. Someone will get hurt. Someone risks losing true love. Someone might finally learn that self-serving actions can have public consequences. And that someone is Ella.

Closing Down Heaven

- Young adult softcover

by Lesley Choyce - $13.95 - Add to Cart

In this whimsical free-verse novel for young adults, sixteen-year-old Hunter propels himself out of this world — literally — and into the next after pushing his ultralight bike beyond risk. He arrives in what he understands to be heaven, to be met by his celestial guide, name of Archie, who tries to interpret for Hunter the rules of this rather confusing realm. It's not long before Hunter meets a girl he used to know in Grade 6, named Trinity, and from this point on his mission is to love her and protect her. Protect her from herself — and also from the nasty character she became involved with before she died of a drug overdose. As part of this mission, Hunter is able to take advantage of a new policy in heaven that allows some recently deceased to return and pick up their lives again. In this way, Hunter tries to prevent the death of Trinity — but it doesn't work. Complications multiply until both Hunter and Trinity find a redemptive path which gives them both back their real lives and new opportunities.

The Darkhouse

- Young adult softcover

by Barbara Radecki - $14.95 - Add to Cart

Fifteen-year-old Gemma's life on a small New Brunswick island with her father, Jonah, is not an exciting one. Her mother ran off when she was an infant, and Jonah, an amateur scientist, spends most of his time conducting experiments he thinks will one day bring him fame. But when a woman arrives on the island, Gemma tries to play matchmaker - only to discover Jonah's secret journals, which hold terrifying secrets about both their lives. Mystery, science, and dreams of a better life collide in this page-turning young adult novel from Barbara Radecki.

Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined

- Young adult hardcover

by Daniel Younge-ullman - $21.99 - Add to Cart

Then Ingrid traveled all over Europe with her opera star mother, Margot-Sophia. Life was beautiful and bright, and every day soared with music. Now Ingrid is on a summertime wilderness survival trek for at-risk teens: addicts, runaways, and her. She’s fighting to survive crushing humiliations, physical challenges that push her to her limits, and mind games that threaten to break her. Then When the curtain fell on Margot-Sophia’s singing career, they buried the past and settled into a small, painfully normal life. But Ingrid longed to let the music soar again. She wanted it so much that, for a while, nothing else mattered. Now Ingrid is never going to make it through this summer if she can’t figure out why she’s here, what happened to Margot-Sophia, and why the music really stopped.

The Fashion Committee

- Young adult hardcover

by Susan Juby - $21.99 - Add to Cart

Charlie Dean is a style-obsessed girl who eats, sleeps, and breathes fashion. John Thomas-Smith is a boy who forges metal sculptures in his garage and couldn't care less about clothes. But they share one thing in common: both are gunning for a scholarship to the private art high school that could make all their dreams come true. And whoever wins the fashion competition will win the scholarship. Told in the alternating voices of Charlie's and John's fashion journals which they're required to keep for the contest, this hilarious and poignant tale perfectly captures what it's like to have an artistic passion so fierce that nothing--not your dad's girlfriend's drug-addicted ex-boyfriend, a soul-crushing job at Salad Stop, or being charged with a teensy bit of kidnapping--can stand in your way.

How Samantha Smart Became a Revolutionary

- Young adult softcover

by Dawn Green - $14.95 - Add to Cart

Samantha Smart is the girl-next-door: student, captain of the soccer team, best friend -- revolutionary!? In a world eerily similar to contemporary times where a close election leads to a torn nation, an average girl is thrust into the social-media spotlight, labeled a terrorist and given the title: revolutionary. From high school student to rebel chief, Samantha Smart leads the good fight against a government bent on total control in this fast-paced journey through a ripped social fabric. Her warning -- if it can happen to her, it can happen to anyone.

If This Is Home

- Young adult softcover

by Kristine Scarrow - $12.99 - Add to Cart

Jayce Loewen has had to take on a lot of responsibility over the years. Her single mom works two jobs and long hours, leaving Jayce in charge of her four-year-old sister most of the time. When her mom is diagnosed with cancer, Jayce decides to track down her long-absent father in the hope that he will be able to make everything okay again. Looking for her dad was one thing, but when she actually finds him, Jayce is in for a real shock. When everything in her life seems to be going wrong, Jayce has to figure out who her family really is, and how to live with the possibility of losing the person she loves most.

Saints and Misfits

- Young adult hardcover

by S.k. Ali - $25.99 - Add to Cart

There are three kinds of people in my world: 1. Saints, those special people moving the world forward. Sometimes you glaze over them. Or, at least, I do. They’re in your face so much, you can’t see them, like how you can’t see your nose. 2. Misfits, people who don’t belong. Like me—the way I don’t fit into Dad’s brand-new family or in the leftover one composed of Mom and my older brother, Mama’s-Boy-Muhammad. Also, there’s Jeremy and me. Misfits. Because although, alliteratively speaking, Janna and Jeremy sound good together, we don’t go together. Same planet, different worlds. But sometimes worlds collide and beautiful things happen, right? 3. Monsters. Well, monsters wearing saint masks, like in Flannery O’Connor’s stories. Like the monster at my mosque. People think he’s holy, untouchable, but nobody has seen under the mask. Except me.

Same Love

- Young adult softcover

by Tony Correia - $14.95 - Add to Cart

At seventeen, Adam has suspected for a while that he might be gay. His sketchbook has become full of images of good-looking men, and he isn't attracted to any of the girls he knows. When he reveals his feelings to his devout parents, they send him to a Christian camp, warning him that there will be no room in their lives for a gay son. The last thing Adam expects is to meet someone he is deeply attracted to; unfortunately, Paul is more committed to his Christian faith than Adam is. Adam tries to bury his attraction to Paul by concentrating on his art and his new friends Rhonda and Martin. When it becomes clear how unhappy Rhonda and Martin are at Camp Revelation, Adam and Paul are both forced to question what the church tells them about love. But with a whole camp full of people trying to get Adam to change who he is, what kind of chance do Adam and Paul have to find love and a life with each other?

Tim's Excessive Good Fortune

- Young adult softcover

by Roddy Thorleifson - $11.95 - Add to Cart

Tim Euston is chosen as ensign in a new regiment, but his remarkable good fortune is called excessive good fortune when those who envy him try to get him wrongfully convicted of murder. It was June 1777, the beginning of the third year of the American War for Independence. In the New Jersey town that housed George Washington’s headquarters, Tim Euston was in a barn with his violin, practicing a favorite of the base commander’s wife. A lieutenant who already hated Tim came in, looked around, and found the murdered corpse of a military hero. When the commander arrived, with a Captain Poole, they teased Tim, saying that he is the prime suspect. Only a few days before Tim had impressed Poole with his knowledge of military training, law and strategy. In a moment of drunken enthusiasm Poole had named Tim the new ensign to the company he commanded, bypassing older and better qualified local men. Many were surprised and angry to see such an honour go to a 17-year-old from faraway Boston. Some even suspected Tim to be both an assassin and an enemy spy. He had gone from the luckiest boy in town to the unluckiest. Tim will have to identify the murderer, or he may be exchanging his officer’s commission for a hangman’s noose.Please visit the author's website for more information.

Traitor to the Throne

- Young adult hardcover

by Alwyn Hamilton - $24.99 - Add to Cart

Mere months ago, gunslinger Amani al'Hiza fled her dead-end hometown on the back of a mythical horse with the mysterious foreigner Jin, seeking only her own freedom. Now she's fighting to liberate the entire desert nation of Miraji from a bloodthirsty sultan who slew his own father to capture the throne. When Amani finds herself thrust into the epicenter of the regime—the Sultan's palace—she's determined to bring the tyrant down. Desperate to uncover the Sultan's secrets by spying on his court, she tries to forget that Jin disappeared just as she was getting closest to him, and that she's a prisoner of the enemy. But the longer she remains, the more she questions whether the Sultan is really the villain she's been told he is, and who’s the real traitor to her sun-bleached, magic-filled homeland.

Wesley James Ruined My Life

- Young adult softcover

by Jennifer Honeybourn - $15.99 - Add to Cart

Coworker, childhood friend, and worst enemy: the changing dynamics of friendship (and maybe… relationship?) are front and center in this charming debut novel with equal amounts of wit and heart. Quinn is having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a nursing home, her dad's gambling addiction has flared back up, and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childhood friend and life ruiner. So when Wesley is hired to work with her at Tudor Tymes, a medieval England-themed restaurant, the last thing Quinn's going to do is forgive and forget. She's determined to remove him from her life and even the score for once and for all - by getting him fired. But getting rid of Wesley isn't as easy as she'd hoped. When Quinn finds herself falling for him, she has to decide what she wants more: to get even, or to get the boy.