posted by Celia Brogan
Kit Pearson has authored a number of popular novels for young and adolescent readers. Three of these are specifically set in BC and are great ways to help readers see the stories around them.
Awake and Dreaming is set primarily in Victoria and includes Pearson’s trademark element of magical realism. The magical element first enables the young protagonist to escape the difficulties in her life, but then provides the safety she needs to clearly address her troubles.
The Whole Truth and its sequel And Nothing but the Truth are historical novels set in the 1930s on a Gulf Island and Victoria, respectively. Emily Carr features as a character in the second book as Polly struggles with the trials and tribulations of growing up and going to boarding school, as well as some big family secrets.