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Maus: A Survivor’s Tale review

Hadley Hudson, Co-Editor in Chief

April 20, 2018

In the book Maus, a Survivor’s Tale, Art Spiegelman, the son of a Polish Jew and a survivor of the Holocaust, writes and illustrates a graphic novel centered around his father’s experience during the second world war. Writte...

Book review: “The Devil in the White City”

Natalie Brink, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018

Murder. Beaux-Arts architecture. A crazed assasinator-to-be. Pygmies. In The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson expertly weaves these stories and more into a powerful, delightful narrative of 1893’s World Columbian Exposition....

The Breadwinner Movie Review

Caitlin McKeand, Editor-in-chief

February 27, 2018

The Breadwinner is an animated film that has been nominated for nine awards including the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature. Made in 2017, The Breadwinner follows 11-year-old Parvana, a girl who lives under Taliban r...

Book Review: All the Bright Places

Harshita Avirneni, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018

The book All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven is the story of two teenagers that meet on the ledge of the school bell tower, and how their compromising interaction turns into something more. One of best parts of this b...

Book Review: We Were Liars

Harshita Avirneni, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2018

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is a thrilling, beautiful and remarkable novel following the story of Cadence Sinclair and her extraordinary summers on her family’s private island in Massachusetts. The story starts with Cad...

Book review: “Wonder”

Natalie Brink, Staff reporter

December 13, 2017

Raquel J. Palacio’s Wonder is a poignant, but charming child’s novel that follows August “Auggie” Pullman as he struggles with going to school for the first time. Like most fifth graders, he has to balance his school, soci...

Book review: “Catch-22”

Natalie Brink, Staff reporter

December 7, 2017

Catch-22 was written by Joseph Heller in 1953. It is a satirical war novel that is set on a small island off the coast of Italy in WWII. The book follows Yossarian, a bombardier who’s desperately trying to get sent home. To be...

Book review: “Six of Crows”

Natalie Brink, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2017

Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows is a fantastical, witty novel set in the fictitious countries of Kerch and Fjerda. Six murderers, thieves and convicts are tasked with breaking into a Fjerdan fortress believed to be impenetrable. Th...

Book Review: Reality Boy

Ashley Chase, Editor in Chief

June 2, 2017

The book Reality Boy by A.S. King is a story about a teenager who struggles with anger management issues due to his abuse by his psychopath sister as a child and the broadcasting of his family on reality TV. The boy in question...

Unravel Me book review

Caitlin McKeand, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2017

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi is the second book in the Shatter Me trilogy and takes place after Juliette, the main character, has escaped to Omega Point, a place where people with powers such as hers are free to be who they are an...

A guide to Shakespeare’s plays

Hadley Hudson, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2017

William Shakespeare is one of the most frequently read authors for school, and many students have read Shakespeare’s plays for school and for pleasure. Although these stories are read by many, some of his best works are unkn...

The Mapmakers Trilogy

Caitlin McKeand, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2017

Written by S.E. Grove, The Mapmakers Trilogy is comprised of three books: The Glass Sentence, The Crimson Skew and The Golden Specific. In the books, the reader follows Sophia Tims in Boston, 1891, who is the daughter of a line...

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