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Dealing with Suicide (Or Murder?)

Valeria Gomez, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

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Jodi Picoult is known for many bestselling novels, such as My Sister's Keeper, and her ability to incorporate difficult themes into her novels. Her fictional novel The Pact: A Love Story is no exception. The Pact revolves around two familie...

The Perfect Symbol

Anas Amer, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016

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It's simply amazing. When I turned the final page of the novel, that’s all I could think. Finally, I completed a book that I could say “wow!” to. It really is an amazing feeling. This novel is a little special. The Los...

Another Gossip Girl?

Ashley Santoyo, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016

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The novel Great, by Sara Benincasa, follows the life of teen Naomi Rye after her parent's divorce. Her mother becomes a rich baker and her father lives off on a teacher's salary. Every summer, Naomi flies up to the Hamptons fr...

Making Dumb Decisions

Valeria Gomez, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016

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Most people have experienced the death of a loved one at least once in their lifetime. In Gayle Forman's novel I Was Here, Cody Reynolds had to live with the fact that her best friend, Meg, took her own life at a tender age. Cod...

The Advantages of Befriending A Ghost

Valeria Gomez, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016

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Is it a blessing or a curse to be able to see and talk to ghosts? For Lara Lington, it is both. In the fictional novel Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella, Lara Lington is the niece of a man who built up his own coffee franchis...

Oh, boy. That’s quite the journey…

Anas Amer, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016

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You’d expect that an author’s life is separate from the adventures of their fiction, but that’s not the case with Roald Dahl. In the first of his two autobiographies, Boy, Dahl traces out the adventures of his childhood. Even though h...

First name Goth, Last name Girl

Ashley Santoyo, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016

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Goth Girl Rising is the second installment in The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl duology, written by Barry Lyga. The sequel follows the daily escapades and troubles of Kyra Sellers as she adjusts to life back home af...

Who Reads a Prequel?

Mina Beshay, Book Reviews Editor

October 13, 2016

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The Tournament at Gorlan is one novel in a long series John Flanagan has masterfully produced: Ranger’s Apprentice. But this prequel isn’t an addition to a long list of successes; it’s an enhancement that makes a wonderful seri...

The Same Old Fountain

Anas Amer, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016

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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand is seen as a classic by many, but I somehow can’t see that. In my month of reading the novel, I didn’t feel any special click with a book my brother considers to be one of his favorites. It was eas...

Plot(ing) Disaster?

Ashley Santoyo, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is the first of three installments in the self-titled series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Because it is a murder mystery novel revolving around Sweden’s top magazine editors and ...

The Sadness Within

Valeria Gomez, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016

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In the spirit of October, I saw it fit to start off this year’s book reviews with a ghost story: Wait till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn. The book follows Molly, a twelve year old girl whose mother recently remarried. Molly and...

This book has been done before.

Monique Ejenuko, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016

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I’m going to be honest here. I don’t have much to add on this book. There is very little that hasn’t been said about almost every other dystopian novel (dystopian Hunger Games, Maze Runner). Okay, so if you’re a big fan reading ...

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