Posts about Amy’s Marathon of Books

Dreamfire by Nicole Luiken

Amy’s Marathon of Books: Dreamfire, by Nicole Luiken

Brianne is having a bad dream. The thing is, when Brianne has a bad dream, it usually means horrible things are about to happen. Read More  

Plain Kate by Erin Bow

Amy’s Marathon of Books: Plain Kate, by Erin Bow

Plain Kate lives in a world of magic and curses, where cats can talk and shadows can bring back the dead. As the wood-carver’s daughter, Kate held a carving knife before a spoon, and her wooden talismans seem to ... Read More  

Rough Magic by Caryl Cude Mullin

Amy’s Marathon of Books: Rough Magic, by Caryl Cude Mullin

Out in the midst of the ocean, rising out of the rough seas, lies a mysterious island... It has seen visitors over the years, and has learned to fear them. Humans have done nothing but take, stealing the island’s magic ... Read More  

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Amy’s Marathon of Books: Hemlock, by Kathleen Peacock

Title: Hemlock Author: Kathleen Peacock Publisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 9780062048660 Province: New Brunswick Book Source: borrowed from the local library Synopsis (from Chapters): Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered. Since then, Mac’s life has been turned ... Read More  

Thunder Over Kandahar

Amy’s Marathon of Books: Thunder Over Kandahar, by Sharon E. McKay

Best friends Tamanna and Yasmine cannot believe their good fortune when a school is set up in their Afghan village; however, their dreams for the future are shattered when the Taliban burns down the school and threatens the teacher ... Read More  

cover of Nix Minus One

Amy’s Marathon of Books: Nix Minus One, by Jill MacLean

Nix Humbolt doesn’t talk much. Though at fifteen he’s taller and leaner than in his "Fatty Humbolt" days, he still lies low at school. At home Nix finds refuge in his father’s workshop where he builds intricate boxes and ... Read More  

cover of Half Brother

Amy’s Marathon of Books: Half Brother, by Kenneth Oppel

When Ben Tomlin's mother brings home his "new baby brother," an eight-day-old chimpanzee, Ben is far from thrilled. His father, a renowned behavioural scientist, has uprooted the family and moved them halfway across the country, to Victoria, B.C., so ... Read More  

cover of Namesake

Amy’s Marathon of Books: Namesake, by Sue MacLeod

The Booke of Prayre is tiny, beautiful, and incredibly old. Jane Grey has no idea how it got mixed up with her library books. She reads a passage aloud and slips back in time to Tudor England. There, she comes face ... Read More  

cover of Namesake

Amy’s Marathon of Books (And Mine!)

Amy’s Marathon of Books began January 1, and as promised, I’m going along for the ride. I’ll be reading 13 Canadian teen books, one from each province and territory in the country. Here’s my schedule so far: Nova Scotia ... Read More  

book pages forming a heart

Amy’s Marathon of Books

A couple weeks ago I got an email from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre about Amy’s Marathon of Books. Inspired by Canadian icons Terry Fox and Rick Hansen, Amy plans to read 356 young adult books by Canadian authors ... Read More