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NEWS: My fourth teen novel, Graffiti Knight, will be published in August 2013 by Pajama Press! Check out the catalogue here: Pajama Press.
It follows Drummer Girl (2011), Summer of Fire (2009) and Run Like Jäger (2008). (All from Coteau Books.)
Drummer Girl is now available in ebook format for the Kobo.
Kirkus (Aug. 1/11) says of Drummer Girl: “Fast paced and insightful, a good choice for teen readers, especially those interested in music”
Rhiannon at Diary of a Bookworm says of Drummer Girl:
“Despite some of the deeper issues broached, Drummer Girl is an engrossing and enjoyable story. The ugly duckling turn around will appeal to any teen who’s struggled to be more average in the high school world where being unique or unusual are particularly hard crosses to bear. … Bass’s full cast of characters is terrific…”
Deborah Kerbel, author of Under the Moon and Girl on the Other Side, says of Summer of Fire:
“Karen Bass has written a compelling tale for young adults with Summer of Fire. In this book, two teenage girls from vastly different backgrounds tell their stories from alternating points of view. For me, Garda’s story was especially poignant, as she comes to symbolize the desperation, helplessness and social ostracism felt by millions during World War II. Powerful, haunting, and evocative – I recommend this book!”
Gillian Chan, author of The Turning, says of Run Like Jäger:
“I loved this, a complex novel for young adults in which a Canadian teenager explores his grandfather’s past in Hitler’s Germany. It’s challenging and will make readers think about what they might do.”