Apart by R.P. MacIntyre and Wendy MacIntyre
This YA novel was co-written by the MacIntyres, who are not related, but both write YA novels separately. For this novel, they teamed up to write an epistolary novel, exchanging letters between Jessica of New Brunswick and Sween, who lives on the other side of Canada.
The letters are smart, insightful, at times biting, but always intelligent - a nice change from some novels geared towards younger readers. Though the ending was not at all what I expected, and I wasn't entirely happy with it, I think this was a read well worth it's time, and would be a great recommendation for reluctant readers - at only 175 pages, it's not intimidating in size or plot.
An interesting, thoughtful read!