All The Bright Places goes all the right places

Emma Campbell, Staff Member

November 14, 2018

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When Violet Markey steps out onto the bell tower ledge, she’s looking for a way to escape her past and step out of her sister’s shadow. When Theodore Finch steps out onto the bell  tower ledge, he’s looking for attention—...

Not so Long Way Down

Dillon Laney, Staff Member

November 9, 2018

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Shawn’s been shot to death right in the middle of his neighborhood. His brother, Will, sees the aftermath, as does his entire block. Will’s neighborhood has rules, one of them being that you must always seek revenge. So, r...

Ready, set, write: Make way for National Novel Writing Month

Izabella Grimaldo, Staff Member

November 6, 2018

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As November approaches steadily, writers everywhere wait in anticipation for the 30-day writing competition, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where writers over the age of 13 are challenged to write a 50,000-word novel. N...

Bohemian Rhapsody will rock you

Izabella Grimaldo, Staff Member

November 6, 2018

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  I’ve always been a fan of the wondrous, groundbreaking band Queen and their lead singer, Freddie Mercury, so I was thrilled when I heard the movie Bohemian Rhapsody was coming out based on their journey as a band. ...

A Little Spider in a Big Apple

Ethan Bowen, Staff Member

October 23, 2018

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Throughout my time playing open world “beat-em up” games, Spider-Man for the PS4 has by far been the pinnacle. With a rich story, cast of characters, and jaw-droppingly smooth combat, this game has it all.

Taken aback by how mediocre this book is

Amy Martinez, Staff Member

October 11, 2018

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There’s something about mystery and suspense novels that capture my attention and make me want to read more. Not knowing who is responsible for an unlawful act makes me want to finish it and find out. Norah McClintock’s T...

What’s the Catch?

Maggie Smith, Staff Member

October 9, 2018

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I never realized how much I appreciated chronological order until I read Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. Wow. This book is like entering the lobby of an office building, going up 20 flights of stairs, zip lining to a window across ...

I think I’m Skipping Christmas

Isabel Balabuch, Staff Member

October 9, 2018

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Holiday celebrations are social constructs. True or false? True. People have a tendency to feel more burdened than they do joyous when holidays involve Hallmark-imposed pressures (i.e. cheesy cards, overzealous gifts, gaud...

Second star to the right and straight on to the book ‘Tiger Lily’

Izabella Grimaldo, Staff Member

October 5, 2018

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When I first found the book Tiger Lily, by Jodi Lynn Anderson, I was thrilled. Many people recommended it to me because of my love for Peter Pan. As a harsh critic of romance novels, I was skeptical at first, but Anderson’s...

Little Brother: a tale about the end of the world

Aaliyah Mayes, Staff Member

September 25, 2018

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I picked up Little Brother by Cory Doctorow excitedly because I had previously read Pirate Cinema by him which was a goooooooooood book. I opened the book and read the first page. Right off the bat, it wasn’t as good as Pirate Cinema,...

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