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The Books You Shouldn’t Sparknote- From a Mediocre English Student

The Books You Shouldn’t Sparknote- From a Mediocre English Student

May 16, 2017

I’m a mediocre English student. I’ve never loved English, but it’s better than math. This past week I took the AP Literature Exam, which had me thinking about all the books I’ve read in high school. I thought about everything, from the first book I read in freshman year, Anthem by Ayn Rand, to th...

Why Classic Books Are So Hard to Understand?

Why Classic Books Are So Hard to Understand?

Julia Webster, Co-Editor

December 9, 2016

We’ve all been there. Your English teacher assigned you a novel that you just can’t wrap your head around, no matter how hard you try (or didn’t try). It’s the day before your comprehension test, you’re ten pages in and no closer to understanding what “the slings and arrows of outrageous...

Throne of Glass Review

Throne of Glass Review

Isabelle Ashby, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016

For weeks, I had received a barrage of texts from a friend of mine that had just become enamored with a book she had picked up from her school’s library called Throne of Glass. Everyday, she’d express her love for this book to me, as well as her excitement and anguish for the events happening beneath...

Review for The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Review for The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Julia Webster, Co-Editor

November 2, 2016

I had seen the book on my mother’s bookshelf many times before, among other works like Marc Antony and Cleopatra, and My Sister’s Keeper. Curious, bored, and in need of something to read, I picked it up a novel and committed a book lover’s greatest sin: I judged a book by it’s cover. More ap...

Who Knew?

Who Knew?

Jason Ferris, Co-Editor

May 3, 2016

Until I met David Sedaris, I had no idea I cared about the lives of others. Ok, I’m not heartless. I just never thought a memoir could be so gripping, that another life could draw me so helplessly in. I had read memoirs before but only about astronauts or politicians that changed the landscape of t...

The Book Thief Review

The Book Thief Review

Gabrielle Weaver, Senior A&E Editor

October 13, 2015

The Book Thief is a novel written by Australian author Markus Zusak. First published in 2005, the book has won several awards, and was on The New York Times Best Seller List for 230 weeks. The Book Thief revolves around the life of Liesel Meminger, a nine-year old girl living in Germany during World War I...

Looking for Alaska: A Novel by John Green

Looking for Alaska: A Novel by John Green

Gabby Weaver, Senior A&E Staff Writer

September 24, 2015

 Looking for Alaska is about average, thin Miles Halter, nicknamed ‘Pudge’, who gets into Culver Creek Boarding School in search of something more intriguing.He comes off a bit quirky with the affinity for the famous last words he memorizes of various significant historical figures- which he uses to get into ...

Laughing Through the (P)ages

Thiana Suarez, Senior Staff Writer

March 14, 2015

It’s a New Year, meaning a brand new start for everyone. Everyday is a special holiday. True, there may be other famous holidays people are most familiar with. Everyone knows about Christmas, Halloween, Valentines Day, even Thanksgiving.  But few have known that each day of the year is a random celebration....

The New Heroes on the Block

The New Heroes on the Block

Allison Guy, Sophomore Staff Writer

October 27, 2014

  What do you think of when you hear the words “Greek gods”? Maybe you think about Zeus, the god of the sky. Maybe you think about Aphrodite, goddess of love, or Poseidon, god of the sea. Maybe you’re not even familiar with Greek mythology. But upon hearing these words, many young readers th...

The Fault in our Stars Book Review

The Fault in our Stars Book Review

Lea Lair, Sophomore Staff Writer

October 24, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars has been written by John Green in 2012. He wrote this book in the memory of Esther Grace Earl who was a 16 years old girl who had thyroid cancer. She died in August of 2010 and her family created the foundation "This Star Won't Go Out" in her memory. She made videos on Youtube; she wa...

Another Series to Obsess Over!

Another Series to Obsess Over!

Elisa Mattingly, Sophomore Reviews Writer

May 17, 2012

If you liked The Hunger Games trilogy then you will love Divergent. This book is easily one of the most action-packed and enjoyable stories ever written. It has everything from family drama, shifting alliances, knife throwing, brutal fistfights, death, and of course, an incredible love story. Each page ...

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