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Advance praise for Messenger 93

“Lyrical prose and magic realism flavour the haunting story of M, a lonely girl who is called upon to find and save her enemy. The ensuing journey goes disastrously awry when M falls for a boy in search of another missing girl. This brave novel by Barbara Radecki tackles bold subjects—missing girls, celebrity culture, white privilege and cultural appropriation—as it explores one girl’s pilgrimage…

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Kirkus Starred Review: “…well-paced narrative… shocking conclusion”

Posted March 6, 2017 on kirkusreviews.com – Link to post A lonely teen girl’s life is changed forever when she discovers horrifying secrets about her family. Fifteen-year-old Gemma has never left the place she calls home, an island off the coast of New Brunswick. Her father, an amateur scientist, tells her that it’s for her own good. But he’s too…

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Globe and Mail Review: ” gasp-worthy twists …beyond the boundaries of expectation”

Posted December 30, 2016 – Globe and Mail – Link to post The Darkhouse By Barbara Radecki Dancing Cat Books, 244 pages, $14.95 It turns out that the creepiest place to set a thriller is a remote island off the coast of New Brunswick. This is Toronto author Barbara Radecki’s debut and it’s a showstopper. Fifteen-year-old Gemma lives with her…

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CM: Canadian Review of Materials reviews THE DARKHOUSE

Posted in CM Magazine | Volume XXIII Number 27 | March 24, 2017 Link to post The Darkhouse by Barbara Radecki. Toronto, ON: Dancing Cat Books, 2016. Grades 8 and up / Ages 13 and up. Review by Chasity Findlay. ***½ /4 Excerpt: I turn around to check the rest of the room. Cardboard sheets like the ones I saw…

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CBC Books panel recognizes THE DARKHOUSE as one of 15 great books for young readers in 2016

THE DARKHOUSE was chosen by CBC children’s book panel as one of 5 Great Young Adult Books in 2016. The list includes: The Darkhouse by Barbara Radecki Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels from Cleopatra to La dy Gaga by Jennifer Croll, illustrated by Ada Buchholc Icarus Down by James Bow Aluta by Adwoa Badoe The Swan Riders by Erin…

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