Writing from the Outside: Representations of the Outsider in Recent Canadian Fiction for Adolescents

  • Damian Tryon
  • Gurleen Khosa
  • Ryan Klimchuk
  • Lovejot Mann
  • Kieran McVicker
  • Sol Moon
  • Will Stewart
Keywords: outsiders, fiction, Canada

Abstract

Review of:

Crook, Connie Brummel. No Small Victory. Markham: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2010.

Foon, Dennis. Double or Nothing. Rev. ed. Richmond Hill: Annick, 2011.

Rainfield, Cheryl. Hunted. Markham: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2012.

Ravel, Edeet. Held. Richmond Hill: Annick, 2011.

Yee, Paul. The Secret Keepers. Vancouver: Tradewind, 2011.

Author Biographies

Damian Tryon

Damian Tryon teaches English at Kildonan-East Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He completed his M.A. in Cultural Studies at the University of Winnipeg in 2010.

Gurleen Khosa

Gurleen Khosa is in Grade 12 at Kildonan-East Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Next year, Gurleen plans to enter the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba. Gurleen loves to read and some of her favourite authors include Sarah Dessen and J. K. Rowling.

Ryan Klimchuk

Ryan Klimchuk is in Grade 12 at Kildonan-East Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After graduation, Ryan plans to attend the University of Manitoba to study environmental science. Ryan’s English project in the second semester will focus on the genre of the western, and he plans to read novels by Cormac McCarthy and Patrick deWitt.

Lovejot Mann

Lovejot Mann is in Grade 12 at Kildonan-East Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After graduation, Lovejot plans to attend the University in Manitoba to study sciences and later to pursue a career in medicine.

Kieran McVicker

Kieran McVicker is in Grade 12 at Kildonan-East Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Next year, Kieran plans to attend the University of Manitoba to pursue an undergraduate degree and then study in the Faculty of Law.

Sol Moon

Sol Moon is in Grade 12 at Kildonan-East Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After graduation, Sol plans to attend the University of Manitoba to study medicine. Sol's English project in the second semester will concentrate on the genre of fantasy, and she plans to read novels by J. R. R. Tolkien and Philip Pullman.

Will Stewart

Will Stewart is in Grade 12 at Kildonan-East Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After graduation, Will plans to attend the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. Will’s English project in the second semester will explore representations of nature in contemporary texts, and he plans to read and watch Into the Wild and Life of Pi.

Published
2012-11-22
How to Cite
Tryon, D., Khosa, G., Klimchuk, R., Mann, L., McVicker, K., Moon, S., & Stewart, W. (2012). Writing from the Outside: Representations of the Outsider in Recent Canadian Fiction for Adolescents. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 4(2). Retrieved from http://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/174
Section
Review Essays