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Lost in A Land Of Permanent Goodbyes

Aaliyah Mayes, Staff Member

January 10, 2019

  I didn’t know what I was delving into when I picked up A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi. Just looking at the cover with bullets in the foreground and two shadowy figures in the back, I knew that it was goi...

I love Simon

Isabel Balabuch, Staff Member

December 17, 2018

It’s 2018. As anyone who hasn’t made their home under a boulder can see, we are living in an era heavily influenced by technology. Television programs have been replaced by vlogs, wannabe musicians can “make names for themselve...

I’m not a reader, but…

Amy Martinez, Staff Member

December 13, 2018

I’ve never felt the need or want to pick up a fiction book about magic and things of that nature when there are books that actually meet my realistic interests. In fact, in my 17 years of living,  I can’t recall one book ...

Warcross is a narrative disaster brimming with terrible clichés

Ethan Bowen, Staff Member

November 16, 2018

In Warcross, a simple virtual reality game is turned into the world’s most viewed event in history during its national championship. However, a struggling Emika Chen accidentally hacks into the competition and is seen by every...

Taken aback by how mediocre this book is

Amy Martinez, Staff Member

October 11, 2018

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...

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.

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