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Baggage

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In Vancouver International Airport, Ms. Nelson and Brittany, a teacher and student returning from a trip abroad, notice a young man alone, bewildered by his surroundings and unable to speak English. They take the boy to the airport authorities but are soon shocked to discover that he has been detained and might be deported.

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 30th 2019 by Coteau Books
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Kaylabookworm22 L
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely incredible. How it was written was the perfect way to tell the story. The story itsself and the emotion too all fit so well and made me feel for the main character in this story a refugee Thabo. I am glad I came across this book at the library and read it. I highly recommend it to everyone.
Darlene Foster
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome novel from the pen of Wendy Philips. Brilliantly written in sparse free verse, the author makes every word count. Told from the point of view of a number of characters, the reader knows each one well by the end of the tale and cares about what happens to them. The subject matter is contemporary and timely, depicting strong emotions and actions.
This thought from the teacher, Ms Nelson, says so much about her in so few words.
"I avoided the uncertainty of current events.
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Ben Charles
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it

“Baggage”, written by Wendy Phillips and published by Coteau Books is a fantastic teen read that covers dark themes with the seriousness that fits the subject matter and a narrative device that is relevant to young readers.

The story begins at the Vancouver airport and is set in British Columbia as a young, unidentified foreign boy is found near International Arrivals by a Canadian high school teacher named Ms. Nelson and one of her students Brittany. The boy has no family or friends in sight,
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Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
this was a nice read :) not sure how i feel about the writing style but the story was still good.
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