Rabbit Ears

Rabbit Ears

Book - 2014
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A story rooted in the real-life tragedy of Vancouver's missing women and victims of the sex industry, "Rabbit Ears" is about two orphaned sisters, one of whom runs away to a life of drugs and sex work, the other of whom takes refuge in magic.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : HarperTrophy Canada, [2014]
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781443416627
1443416622
Branch Call Number: YA FIC
Characteristics: 222 p. ; 22 cm

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VPL's 2005 Writer in Residence Maggie De Vries offers a story of two orphaned sisters - victims of Vancouver's "Missing Women" case. They must make decisions about their future. One chooses drugs and a life on the street, the other finds salvation in magic. Winner of the Sheila A, Egoff... Read More »

WINNER of the Sheila A, Egoff Children's Literature Prize


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KateHillier Jun 17, 2015

Okay. Not an easy read subject matter wise but an easy read in language and length. This is just over 200 pages long but it packs a hard wallop for that brevity. Meanwhile the whole time you're reading it you know this is based on a true story. The author's sister was a girl like Kaya, who had many experiences like Kaya. The author's sister makes an appearance in the book as a character of the same name (Sarah); the real life Sarah was one of Robert Picton's victims.

Another hard hitting point is that the Kaya's point of view is written in the second person. So the reader either feels like its happening to them or you have to wonder about what horrors aren't being spoken of (or are to come) that make Kaya want to distance herself in this way. The whole family hurts in this novel for a variety of reasons and a variety of ways and, while it is unsettling and painful, it is certainly worth the read.

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