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Blood Donor

by (author) Karen Bass

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Aug 2021
Subjects
Applied Design, Career Education, English Language Arts
Grade Levels
6 to 9
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459826878
    Publish Date
    Aug 2021
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459826854
    Publish Date
    Aug 2021
    List Price
    $10.95

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Descriptive Review

Blood Donor keeps readers guessing. The thrilling sequence of events teens face through this novel includes kidnapping, abandonment, and survival. As the teens begin to rely on each other to escape their captors, friendships are formed, creating a sense of hope for the teens to make it out alive. The characters in this novel highlight personal awareness and responsibility when faced with difficult decisions and situations. This prompts readers to reflect on their own choices and well-being, contributing to the safety of themselves, others, and the community. | Karen Bass holds many awards and honours for novels such as Graffiti Knight, Uncertain Soldier, and The Hill. Her awards include the CLA Young Adult Book Award, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, the R. Ross Annett Award, and the CAA Exporting Alberta Award.

128 pp., 5 × 7.5"

Source: Association of Book Publishers of BC - BC Books for Schools (2021-2022)

About the author

Karen Bass is the multi-award-winning author of a number of novels for young adult readers. Graffiti Knight won the CLA Young Adult Book Award, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, the R. Ross Annett Award, and the CAA Exporting Alberta Award, among other honours. Uncertain Soldier won the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and was a finalist for the OLA Forest of Reading Red Maple Award. Her most recent novel, The Hill,was a White Ravens Selection and a Junior Library Guild Selection, and was nominated for the Forest of Reading Red Maple Award. Karen lives in Hamilton, Ontario, where she recently moved from northwest Alberta. There she was a public library manager for sixteen years before turning to full-time writing.

Karen Bass' profile page

Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
  • Short-listed, Crime Writers of Canada Best Juvenile or YA Crime Book
  • Commended, A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
  • Commended, BC Books for BC Schools

Editorial Reviews

“Tense, taut and oh so tightly written!…Utterly un-putdownable. The dyslexia-friendly print and tight writing will draw in reluctant readers, but everyone will enjoy this thriller.”

Marsha Skrypuch, author

“A fast-paced read with strong appeal for reluctant readers who are true-crime fans.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Excels in all aspects…An excellent choice for striving readers, especially those interested in thrillers or mysteries.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Utterly un-putdownable. The dyslexia-friendly print and tight writing will draw in reluctant readers, but everyone will enjoy this thriller.”

Marsha Skrypuch, author of <i>Making Bombs for Hitler</i>