(Harper Collins Canada, Fall 2007) Highly Recommended, cm Magazine Shortlist, 2008 White Pine Award, Ontario Library Association “Relayed in first person narrative, Jace reveals himself to be a complex and richly layered character whose attempts to fill in the spaces in his notebook reward him with something more valuable than what he initially expected to find in Mexico- a sense of identity, and resolution.Immensely powerful, and ranging from comical to heartbreaking, the narration is intimate, detailed and profound, leaving readers with their own spaces to interpret and fill in from Jace’s observations.More information about Don Aker can be found on his website: Fiction The Fifth Rule Reef becomes the centre of controversy while he tries to rebuild his reputation and his relationship with Leeza, the only girl he has ever loved.His young adult fiction has earned him numerous awards, among them the Canadian Library Association’s Honour Book Award for The Space Between, the Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award for The First Stone, Atlantic Canada’s Ann Connor Brimer Award for The First Stone and Of Things Not Seen, and the Canadian Authors Association’s Lilla Stirling Award for Of Things Not Seen and One on One.The father of two daughters, Don lives with his wife on Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy shoreline.
As I read, their eyes grow larger and they lean forward, an indication of their involvement.
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Reeve has also recently completed RIFT VALLEY a novel which takes place on safari during the 1950’s Mau Mau uprising in East Africa.
is on the IBBY List of Books for Children Living With Disabilities.
The climax involves Reef’s going to confront Decker while Leeza races to stop him, and Aker uses short chapters alternating between the characters to keep readers on the edges of their seats.