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The best insights often come from our peers. Wave Blog is dedicated to amplifying the voice of young Canadian writers through the publication of blogs written by youth for youth. Interested in writing for Wave Blog? Learn more

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A review of The Last Thing He Told Me

December 30, 2021

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave is a domestic mystery that takes a unique, fresh look at the values of family,…

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The Value of Reciprocation

December 23, 2021

When I experience something difficult or go through a new season in my life—like entering high school—I always have a support system…

The cover of Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé's novel Ace of Spades is shown. It is laid out like a playing card, with two heads of characters facing up and down, respectively. the background on the screen are playing cards laying strewn on the floor.
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My Thoughts on Ace of Spades

December 16, 2021

As someone who thoroughly enjoys reading, it’s only natural for me to gravitate towards people who do, too. This is precisely how…

Various foods, such as tomatoes, avocados, eggs, shrimp and asparagus appear on the screen. These are all foods permitted within the parameters of the pescatarian diet.
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Going Pescetarian: More than Just a Way to Annoy People when Eating Out

December 9, 2021

Some people might think going pescetarian would be hard, unconventional, or even impossible. Being pescetarian is a way of being and not…

A heart sits against a background of stripes, the colours of which represent the asexual community.
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Adventures in Asexuality

December 2, 2021

I’m not gay. I mean, I don’t think I am, but… I don’t think I’m straight, either. I don’t know what I…

A pair of Cassandra Clare's books from "The Shadowhunter Chronicles" appear, with one featuring a person in a suit with their hand on their head, and another with a person with a magic wand.
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The Shadowhunter Chronicles and Where to Begin

November 25, 2021

If you are someone who happens to be on the books’ side of TikTok (or rather, BookTok), then chances are that you…

A person sits on the ground with a scribble above their head, which signifies the negativity that follows them around.
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Negativity and Its Impacts on my Life

November 18, 2021

Life’s too short to be around negativity. I quickly realized this when I was first introduced to it as a young boy….

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Pink Is No Longer My Favourite Colour: Personal Identity Is Ever-Changing

November 11, 2021

As a young child, my favourite colour was pink, a typical choice for any five-year-old girl surrounded by gender norms and stereotypes….

J.R.R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit lies on top of a shot of the hobbit himself standing in front of a large waterfall.
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Comparison between The Hobbit and its Movie Counterparts

November 4, 2021

When discussing the differences between Peter Jackson’s 2010 movie adaption of The Hobbit and the Tolkien original, one could compare many things. From the…

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Social Media and Attitudes Towards Women

October 28, 2021

Social media and the internet are some of the most important factors that have shaped me into who I am today. I…

A student sits at their desk with a laptop studying. Papers fly around their head and there is a stack of books on their desk.
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The Journey from Elementary School to High School

October 21, 2021

It’s safe to say that the journey from elementary school to high school was definitely not an easy one. The immediate transition…

Laurie Halse Anderson's novel Wintergirls is shown next to a mug.
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Wintergirls: A Story of Hope

October 14, 2021

Wintergirls is a novel by bestselling American author Laurie Halse Anderson. This novel takes a unique and realistic approach in dealing with serious…