In this debut novel, a high school girl tries to understand the world, figure out where she fits in, and learn how to stand up for herself when everything falls apart. With the passing of her mother, Kate Franklin’s life unravels at the seams as she loses the only emotional mooring in her family.... show more
In this debut novel, a high school girl tries to understand the world, figure out where she fits in, and learn how to stand up for herself when everything falls apart. With the passing of her mother, Kate Franklin’s life unravels at the seams as she loses the only emotional mooring in her family. Her dad shuts down completely, and her brother enlists in the army. Things start looking better when her dad is hired to coach at Beacon Prep, home of one of the best basketball teams in the state. In a blog of prose and poetry, Kate chronicles her new world—dating a basketball player, being caught up in a world of idolatry and entitlement, and discovering the perks the inner circle enjoys. Then Kate’s fragile life shatters once again when one of her boyfriend’s teammates assaults her at a party. Although she knows she should speak out, her dad’s vehemently against it and so, like a canary sent into a mine to test toxicity levels and protect miners, Kate alone breathes the poisonous secrets to protect her dad and the team. The once welcoming community has betrayed Kate, her family is disintegrating, and she’s on her own to grapple with whether to stay quiet or speak out and expose a town’s hero and destroy her father’s career.
Publish date: August 1st 2013
Publisher: Medallion Press
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
After looking at the reviews for this book its seems that I'm of the unpopular opinion. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy contemporary high school books, think of Laurie Halse Anderson. But, I was hoping for something of the similarity to the way Speak made me feel. This just didn't do it mainly because...
It’s hard to speak out when your told to be quite. When you are being bullied and manipulated left and right. Right before I started this book I prepared myself. But no matter how long I did that, my emotions soared with every turn of the page.Plot: This is about a girl who gets sexual assaulted an...
I finished this back in August, but for some reason my review never materialized. Still, it's never to late to review a great book, and CANARY is certainly wonderful and fascinating.While comparisons to SPEAK are certainly apt, Alpine easily carves her own path in a story about family as much as its...
More Reviews at [B.O.O.K.L.I.F.E]: http://www.mnkbooklife.blogspot.com Title : CanaryAuthor : Rachele AlpineGenre : ComtemporaryPublished Date : August 1st, 2013Publisher : Medallion PressPages : 288Source : Publisher, in exchange for an honest reviewRating : ✿✿✿✿Review:I have always had in interes...