Blade: Playing Dead

bladeNobody knows the city like Blade. You have to when you’re on your own, when you can’t trust anyone, when you’ve got a past you need to hide. Blade is practically invisible, perfectly alone, living only by his wits—just the way he likes it. Until the day a chance encounter sends his world crashing down around him and he finds himself on the run again. Yet he’s not alone this time. Suddenly he’s got Becky and her daughter, Jaz, weighing him down. But is he running from his past or from Becky’s? Blade knows he should drop these two, but he can’t. With people depending on him, he’ll need to find a way to outsmart the thugs who are hot on both of their heels, lurking around every corner. The suspense is palpable in Carnegie-Medal winner Tim Bowler’s new thriller.

Sketches

After fleeing her home, suburban-bred Dana struggles to survive in the alleys, squats, and subway stations of downtown Toronto. Dana’s graffiti on an underpass catches the eye of a counselor at Sketches, a drop-in center where homeless teens can express themselves through art. As Dana works on a painting, she begins to confront the reason she left home. The truth of what her stepfather did to her is trying to break free, but will it come out through her paintbrush or the blade of a knife?