Red Maple Nominated title: Safe Harbour by Christina Kilbourne
Fourteen-year-old Harbour is living in a tent in a Toronto ravine with her dog, a two-month supply of canned tuna, and an eccentric reading list. She's not homeless, she tells herself. She's merely waiting for her home (a thirty-six-foot sailboat) to arrive with her father at the helm. When her credit card is declined, phone contact from her father stops, and summer slips into a frosty fall, Harbour is forced to face reality and accept the help of a homeless girl named Lise so she can survive on the streets. For teens ages 12+.
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