Thirteen by Shannon Peel

Upper Middle Grade Novel

Cowards Mantra

November 18, 2013

Thirteen by Shannon Peel is a speculative fiction novel centered around the exploits of Jack Sullivan, a high school student in a single-parent home facing a national crisis as Canada finds itself under attack by invading North Korean forces. The invasion becomes a metaphor of the coming-of-age turmoil facing Jack as he prepares for his high school years amidst his dysfunctional family situation. The author’s modern-day parable is one that young adults will find both intriguing and incisive in reflecting true-to-life scenarios. more...

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