Monday, June 27, 2011


By:Monique Polak

Genre: Youth fiction- Family/religion

Location: FIC POL

16 year old Ani lives in a tiny Quebec town of Sainte-Anee-de-Beaupre, where the family runs Saintly Souvenirs- a tourist shop catering to the many pilgrims who come to the town seeking a miracle. Ani is a good girl- devout and obedient, her sister though is the opposite: irreverent, over- sexed and hyperactive. When Ani's faith is tested and she is confronted with something shocking in her mothers past- she has to rethink her whole existence..

I started to flick through this book and ten minutes later I realised it had grabbed me- students were waiting at the library desk while I was getting to know Ani and Colette. As for the secret- well it is an issue that the catholic church is facing and so it is a topical book that handles it very well . It may not be in the library in the holidays- I will have it.

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