Posted on February 2nd, 2012 by pajamapress
“Readers will readily sympathize with Jess, whose life begins to spin out of control. But award-winning author Deborah Ellis brings much more to the character of her complex and troubled narrator, who may not be entirely reliable. As the events surrounding the final weeks of August are slowly unveiled, readers will begin to question the very nature of friendship and how one finds the moral courage to be loyal, no matter what the consequences.”
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Posted on December 15th, 2011 by pajamapress
“Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda. That could be Jess’ catchphrase, especially when it comes to the choices she makes with respect to her best friend, Casey White, a.k.a. Praying Mantis…Many reviewers speak of True Blue as a departure for Deborah Ellis from her issues-driven books such as The Breadwinner, Parvana’s Journey, and I am a Taxi, set in developing countries. But I see True Blue as a furtherance of Ellis’ writing into the behaviours of young when faced with hardships (whether physical or motional) in order to cope or even survive. The choices may not always be the best, in the eyes of the reader or an adult, but they are adopted and their consequences endured or embraced. Ellis has created a real story about young people we may know and given us much to ponder about choices made. Brilliant.”
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Posted on December 12th, 2011 by pajamapress
Check out Rachel’s Reading Timbits for a great review of Deborah Ellis’s novel, True Blue!
True Blue: An Engaging and Gripping Read
Posted on October 4th, 2011 by pajamapress
Posted on September 30th, 2011 by pajamapress
Deborah spoke in the Vibrant Voices tent last Sunday, during Word on the Street festival 2011, Toronto. She read from her new novels, True Blue, Pajama Press and No Ordinary Day, Groundwood Books”
Posted on September 29th, 2011 by pajamapress
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Posted on September 20th, 2011 by pajamapress
“Moral issues, suspense, surprise make book a must-read”
— Helen Norrie, Winnipeg Free Press – PRINT EDITION
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