Orca Soundings: A critical feminist investigation

Leah Boulos


In this feature, we offer a feminist critique of Orca Book Publishers’ Orca Soundings series, a Canadian collection of short novels aimed at reluctant teen readers. Although the series is a valuable resource for this demographic, we have found some titles to be very troubling from a feminist perspective. In our analysis of several novels, we pinpoint feminist concerns by evaluating themes, character development, plot elements, and pacing.

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