Joy Lynn Goddard

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Joy Lynn Goddard is one of Canada’s top novelists in the young adult genre. Drawing from her experiences as a teacher, she has written a picture book, a middle-grade novel, and five coming-of-age novels, beginning with the award-winning Daredevils. Inspiring readers, her characters face issues that are relevant today—cyber-bullying, peer pressure, blended families, mental illness and more—while engaged in sports and adventures. A former journalist, she has had many articles and short stories published and more recently teamed up with her husband Dan to write a parody for adults based on the real estate industry. Moonshadow, her latest novel with Dan, is also adult fiction, although it's in the mystery category. They divide their time ...more

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It’s important for the protagonist in a book to be flawed, for if the character seems real, not perfect, the reader will more likely bond with him or her. Aren’t we all flawed? Daniel, in Remember: AUnique Love Story is certainlya flawed human being—bitter about his life, an alcoholic, even violent, dark—too darkat times—which was why I didn’t bond with him at first.

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"A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote is a 1956 publication.

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I learned a lot while reading this book in regards to the treatment of indigenous people in Canada. The culture in Canada is like the USA in many ways. Goddard writes a powerful story filled with..." Read more of this review »
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