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Of Fire and Stars book review

Caitlin McKeand, Staff Reporter

January 12, 2017

Of Fire and Stars is Audrey Coulthurst’s debut novel published on November 22, 2016. The story revolves around Princess Dennaleia (Denna) and Princess Amaranthine (Mare) in an area called Mynaria. Denna possesses what’s called an...

Review: Always Will

Ashley Chase, Editor in Chief

January 2, 2017

The book Always Will by Melanie Jacobsen starts out with 25 year old Hannah Becker being thrown for a loop at her longtime friend Will Herondale’s declaration to stop dating around and finally settle down and find a wife. Th...

Book Review: Steelheart

Ashley Chase, Editor in Chief

November 7, 2016

The book “Steelheart” by Brandon Sanderson is a story about a post apocalyptic world where people with individually unique powers dominate the earth. Those who are gifted with powers, dubbed “epics”, have a cruel natur...

Book Review: 13 Reasons Why

Ashley Chase, Assistant News Editor

June 3, 2016

The book “Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher is a haunting tale that follows two narratives- one of a boy named Clay in the present and one of a girl named Hannah set in the recent past. One day, Clay is sent a box full o...

Book Review: Butter

Ashley Chase, Assistant News Editor

April 18, 2016

     The book Butter by Erin Jade Lange is a dark tale told in a light hearted manner. The story is about a morbidly obese teen who finally decides to end his life with a live streamed pig-out of all his favorite foods. The ...

Book Review: Uprooted

April 18, 2016

The Bell Jar review

Akhil Kumbum, Opinions Editor

April 4, 2016

The Bell Jar is, in a word, haunting. Sylvia Plath weaves a piercing portrayal of one woman’s descent into suicidal depression. Every word of this two-hundred and thirty page novel packs a real punch, with its scathing depic...

High Rise Novel Review

Max Bowman, Staff Writer

March 29, 2016

High Rise certainly is an enigmatic novel. It contains all the elements of a dystopian future, yet it simply takes place in a self-sustaining (at first) apartment building full of doctors and lawyers. Giving in to primitive impuls...

Book Review: Breaking Point

Ashley Chase, Assistant News Editor

December 9, 2015

Breaking Point by Alex Flinn follows the life of sophomore Paul Richmond, who transfers to a rich Christian private school after his father has an affair and divorces his mother. Paul is a loner at this new school due to being po...

Book Review: Beastly

Ashley Chase, Assistant News Editor

November 10, 2015

Beastly by Alex Flinn is a modern take on the classic Beauty and the Beast tale from the Beast’s point of view. The Beast’s name is Kyle Kingsbury, a cruel, self absorbed, and ridiculously handsome teenager. When he takes anothe...

This Side of Paradise – Book Review

Akhil Kumbum, Opinions Editor

November 4, 2015

If you’re a junior or senior chances are you’ve already read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most cherished and well-remembered novel, The Great Gatsby. If you really enjoyed it, and are hungry for more of Fitzgerald’s prose, then I present...

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