Intertextual Resonances in Seven Novels

  • Sam Hester
Keywords: intertextuality, empowerment


Review of:

Bow, James. The Unwritten Girl. Toronto: Dundurn, 2006.

Goobie, Beth. The Dream Where the Losers Go. Victoria: Orca, 2006.

Gregory, Nan. I’ll Sing You One-O. New York: Clarion, 2006.

Harvey-Fitzhenry, Alyxandra. Waking. Victoria: Orca, 2006.

McCann, James. Rancour. Canada: Simply Read, 2005.

Scharf, J. L. Grace and the Ice Prince. Saskatoon: Thistledown, 2006.

Walde, Christine. The Candy Darlings. Toronto: Penguin, 2007.


DOI: 10.1353/jeu.2010.0009

Author Biography

Sam Hester

Sam Hester is an independent scholar from Calgary, Alberta. After receiving her B.A. (Hons) from the University of Toronto, Sam took a holiday from the great classics of Western literature to enjoy the novels she had loved as a teenager—and never looked back. When not thinking about young adult fiction, she works as a portrait and mural artist.

How to Cite
Hester, S. (2009). Intertextual Resonances in Seven Novels. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 1(1). Retrieved from
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