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The Agony of Bun O'Keefe by Heather Smith
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Sep 05, 2017 | ISBN 9780143198659

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2017
One of the Globe and Mail‘s 100 Best Books of 2017
One of Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of The Year (2017)
One of Toronto Public Library’s Great Reads for Youth 2018

One of CCBC’S Best Books for Kids & Teens (2018)
Selection – OLA Forest Teen Committee’s 2018 Summer Reading List
One of CanLit for Little Canadians’ must-read Canadian YA books

“There’s an abundance of humour both subtle and overt, and a shattering of stereotypes and tropes. . . . This is a book that grabs readers by the heart and the head.” —Starred Review, Quill & Quire

“Although Bun is 14, she possesses the endearing naiveté and honesty of a child, but her first-person narration isn’t sappy or immature. . . . Bun O’Keefe will settle comfortably at home in readers’ hearts.” –Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

“Heather Smith’s second novel burns with nostalgia, wonder and sadness… a quietly profound, starkly Canadian account of being unwanted by family and society.” —Globe and Mail

“Teens will truly dive into Bun’s mind and her surroundings through her understanding of the world… A nuanced, well-done novel about tough topics that deserves a place in most collections.” —School Library Journal

“Smith’s strength is her attention to setting details and character development. . . . Recommended.” CM: Canadian Review of Materials


Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design – Prose Fiction WINNER 2017

Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards WINNER 2018

White Pine Award WINNER 2019

USBBY-CBC Outstanding International Trade Book SELECTION 2018

Amy Mathers Teen Book Award SHORTLIST 2018

Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People SHORTLIST 2018

Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book AWARD 2017

YALSA Best Books for Young Adults AWARD 2019

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