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Martine Leavitt

Biography

Martine Leavitt

Martine Leavitt has written several award-winning novels for young adults, including KETURAH AND LORD DEATH, a finalist for the National Book Award, and HECK SUPERHERO, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. She lives in Alberta, Canada

Martine Leavitt

Books by Martine Leavitt

by Martine Leavitt - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Seventeen-year-old Calvin has always known his fate is linked to the comic book character from "Calvin & Hobbes." He was born on the day the last strip was published; his grandpa left a stuffed tiger named Hobbes in his crib; and he even has a best friend named Susie. As a child Calvin played with the toy Hobbes, controlling his every word and action, until Hobbes was washed to death. But now Calvin is a teenager who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, Hobbes is back --- as a delusion --- and Calvin can't control him. Calvin decides that if he can convince Bill Watterson to draw one final comic strip, showing a normal teenaged Calvin, he will be cured.

by Martine Leavitt - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

When 16-year-old Angel meets Call at the mall, he buys her meals and says he loves her, and he gives her some candy that makes her feel like she can fly. Pretty soon she's addicted to his candy, and she moves in with him. As a favor, he asks her to hook up with a couple of friends of his and then a couple more. Now Angel is stuck working the streets at Hastings and Main, a notorious spot in Vancouver, Canada, where the girls turn tricks until they disappear without a trace.