The Rule of Thirds
By Chantel Guertin ECW Press, 220 pages, $10 PIPPA Greene is a 16-yearold high school junior who is crazy about photography. She’ss determined to win a local competition - to get a spot at Tisch, the media arts program at Neww York University. When Ben, a new student, askssks to join the photography club, shehe finds he’s interested in more thanhan taking pictures. What gives this young adult book a deeper dimension is Pippa’s afterschool aftero volunteer assignment to the cancer ward of the local hospital,tal, the very place her father succumbedumbed to cancer the year before. As she fights panic attacks inn the hospital and gets to know Dylan,an, a young man who seems to spendd a lot of time there, she comes to termsrms with her grief and anger and finds a new focus for her photography. Guertin is a Toronto residentt who has written two adult novels. The scenes bend,
between Pippa and her best friend, Dace, are lively and amusing and shouldould ring true with teenage readers.