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Digital Subscriptions > Quill & Quire > OCTOBER 2016 > Road to nowhere

Road to nowhere

Jane Ozkowski’s debut YA novel is a portrait of late-adolescent inertia and ennui


Watching Traffic

Jane Ozkowski

Groundwood Books, Ages 14+

YA NOVELS are known for parsing familiar, relevant themes of bullying, mental health, and the exasperating social strata of adolescence. Toronto writer Jane Ozkowski’s debut, Watching Traffic, sets itself apart by concentrating on the tension and uncertainty found in the liminal space between high-school graduation and the precipice of adulthood.

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