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"Rich with imagery and raw with emotion...this is a must read. Starred Review." (Quill and Quire 2007-10-01)
"A finely woven, heart-wrenching, coming-of-age narration." (Kirkus Reviews 2007-10-01)
"Readers will not be able to put down this marvelous, righteous tale that feels ripped from the headlines. Cowan vividly presents issues that are worthy of classroom discussion." (VOYA 2007-12-01)
"beautifully written and well paced...Cowan gives her readers characters to connect with, characters to mourn and characters to despise, all of the unforgettable." (Vancouver Sun 2007-11-01)
"Set in the Vietnam years and alive with protests, violent activism, and the struggle for teenage rights within the court systems, this complex, multilayered novel will prompt comparisons and connections between the story's time period and today." (Booklist 2008-01-01)
"A fascinating and well-conceived first foray into YA literature... readers will stay with it from the firt page to the last." (Canadian Children's Book News 2008-04-01)
"Haunting imagery, challenging vocabulary, and subtle nuance...promis[e] a fulfilling reading experience, one created by an undeniably skilled writer." (CM Magazine 2007-11-01)
"[Cowan] evokes the isolation and beauty of the Coast Mountains, the rhythms of small-town like, and the events and mood of the late 1960s and early '70s to creat a rich story about a mysterious and violent incident and an unlikely criminal." (Montreal Review of Books 2007-09-01)
"All the elements that will appeal to young readers—it doesn't talk down to them and it allows the protagonist to solve her own problems." (Victoria Times Colonist 2008-07-01)
"Explores several very diverse topics including: the youth justice system, radical activist groups in the 1960s, and the brutality of high school life." (Resource Links 2007-12-01)
Shannon Cowan received her Masters in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Her first novel, Leaving Winter, was published in 2000. She won the Eden Mills Literary Prize in 2002, was shortlisted for the CBC Literary Competition, and received the Norma Epstein Award for Creative Writing for Tin Angel (Lobster Press, 2007). Tin Angel was also selected for Quill & Quire's "Best Books of the Year" list, and was shortlisted for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People. Cowan lives on Vancouver Island in Errington, B.C., and edits the web site youngpoets.ca.