Books by Karen Bass

TWO TIMES A TRAITOR by Karen Bass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2017

"Still, time travel is a thrilling concept, and the tale overflows with compelling action, more than making up for minor flaws. (Fantasy. 11-16)"
After fighting with his controlling dad while the family tours the Citadel in Halifax, Laz runs off—and then somehow slips through time to 1745. Read full book review >
THE HILL by Karen Bass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Suspenseful, fast-paced, and hard to put down. (Adventure. 11-18)"
The crash landing of his father's private jet in the Canadian wilderness leaves rich white kid Jared stunned and the pilot badly injured, but it soon becomes clear that those are the very least of the 15-year-old's problems. Read full book review >
UNCERTAIN SOLDIER by Karen Bass
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"The story's complexity and the believably depicted historical setting help to compensate for this coming-of-age tale's unevenness. (Historical fiction. 11-18)"
Reluctant German soldier Erich, just 17 and part English—a fact he carefully conceals—has been incarcerated in a Canadian prisoner-of-war camp since recovering from injuries sustained when his ship sunk. Read full book review >
GRAFFITI KNIGHT by Karen Bass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2014

"A different kind of war story, highly recommended. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
This gripping page-turner set in 1947 East Germany explores the aftereffects of war and occupation. Read full book review >
DRUMMER GIRL by Karen Bass
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Fast paced and insightful, a good choice for teen readers, especially those interested in music. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A girl obsessed with music must deal with sexual harassment as she struggles to fit in with a band. Read full book review >