Time to vote: Young Fredericton Reads Competition begins
These 4 Fredericton students have books they think you should read
The Young Fredericton Reads competition has just begun.
Four students from Fredericton High School each chose a Canadian book for the competition. Now, they will all try to persuade you to read the books they picked.
On our CBC New Brunswick Facebook page, like the book you think people should read. The video with the most likes will be the champion.
The voting ends on Friday.
But you can win too. If you like one of the videos, your name goes into a draw for a bookbag filled with this year's Canada Reads books.
The books in the running for Young Fredericton Reads:
All the Things We Leave Behind
Juliette Tristant-Akret chose a novel by Riel Nason set in 1977. The book shares the story of 17-year-old Violet who is left to manage her parents' antique stand, while they look for clues to the disappearance of her restless brother Bliss.
All the Things We Leave Behind explores the idea of what we collect and what we let go.
"[It's] the book people should choose because it tackles so many issues and so many things that people relate to," said Tristant-Akret.
"It is also told in a beautiful and heartwarming way."
Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined
Sarah Kelly chose a book by Danielle Younge-Ullman called Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined.
The novel challenges the mother-daughter relationship. Ingrid, the main character, must survive crushing humiliations, physical challenges and mind games to prove to her mother that she can survive and attend her dream school in the fall.
"It offers a lot of extra inspiration and motivation and strength," said Kelly.
Saints and Misfits
Patricia Forestell chose a book by S.K. Ali called Saints and Misfits. The book explores the life of a Muslim teenager named Janna, who is learning to adapt to her new life.
The book explores the idea of identity.
"She categorizes things into three categories: the saints, the monsters, the misfits," said Forestell.
Jake Dow chose a book by Richard Wagamese called Indian Horse. The book shares the story of a young Indigenous man, Saul Indian Horse, who has hit rock bottom.
The novel takes the reader through his journey of darkness.
"It's his journey out of that darkness through hockey with some twists and turns along the way," Dow said.
The students chose the books. The rest is up to you.