Raider Review

What’s the Catch?

Maggie Smith, Staff Member

October 9, 2018

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

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

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

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,...

Cline’s ‘Armada’ is an out of this world read

Ethan Bowen, Staff Member

September 19, 2018

Aliens came from all sides of the page, vividly blowing up in a flurry of descriptions, and the mastermind behind it all is author Ernest Cline.

Not a buzzkill review

Not a buzzkill review

September 13, 2018

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