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Three Songs for Courage

3.49  ·  Rating Details  ·  77 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
In this powerful novel for mature readers, Maxine Trottier transports the reader to the summer of 1956, and the small town of Erie View, a haven for teenagers. Summer jobs are plentiful, and there’s always action on the beach or the main drag. Life is cool. But Erie View is a town of shifting layers. They drift by turns, scarcely touching, then jarring painfully: fathers a ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published April 4th 2006 by Tundra Books
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Aug 30, 2011 Bianka rated it liked it
Three Songs for Courage
By Maxine Trottier
321 pp. Ontario, Canada.
Tundra Books. $10.95
ISBN: 978-0-88776-831-6

After reading the little passage on the back cover, I thought Three Songs for Courage would be an interesting book to read. That is why I decided to borrow it from the library and it became a part of my summer reading list. I found the storyline of this book interesting because of its setting and moral. The beginning of the book made me realize that it is easy to read but I didn't stop mys
Nov 26, 2014 Taylor rated it it was amazing
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Aug 14, 2015 Amber rated it did not like it
As much as I really wanted to get into this book and wanted to like it I couldn't. It just didn't catch my attention and I felt like I was wasting my time.
Oct 13, 2010 **Carla** rated it really liked it
I really did enjoy this book. It was something I had seen at the library several times when I was looking for a book and I would always pick it up then pu it back. Finally I decided I would check it out and I am glad I did. This book took me back and made me feel like I was back in the 1950's. The story had humour, young love, family love, sadness and the overcomings of life's obsticals. If I ould I would rates this book with another half star for 4.5/5 stars. It was a great book and if you were ...more
Jun 10, 2012 Zenninja rated it really liked it
I found this book amongst the normally mundanely drama-filled books of my high-school reading club and got immersed in a world that may have been set in our universe but which was uncommonly profound. This book is shocking, it's characters sometimes silly and illogical in realistic teenager sort of ways and the bad guys not just demons for the sake of being so, but a fantastic representation of dangerous mental illness and instability.

a great read and highly recommended to anyone who likes comi
Jun 27, 2008 Bethhh rated it liked it
good so far. it made me laugh and cry. i like how it back in the late 50s after the war.
Nov 02, 2008 Marlyne rated it really liked it
ah, young love.
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