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Ink

Monique Ejenuko, Staff Writer

March 18, 2016

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Okay, lets setup a nice example. It's Christmas (I know it's March, but bear with me) and you're handed a present. Now, after opening boxes of socks this present seems like a miracle. The slick and brilliant packaging is absolutely...

The Samurai’s Garden

Anas Amer, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016

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Here's the thing- I couldn't say immediately that I really liked this book. Usually, I find myself really loving a stories plot, or just not finding any interest. With The Samurai's Garden, there was an interest. I did want...

Dragonborn

Mina Beshay, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016

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While it is not one of the most popular or the longest works of fiction, Dragonborn was a great surprise. Toby Forward spins together a tale of adventure about a character somewhere between a hero and a totally unprepared youth. W...

The Mortal Instruments Series

Mariana Gonzalez, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016

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*Contains a spoiler* The Mortal Instruments is a series of six books by the talented Cassandra Clare. And as much as I love Cassandra’s style of writing, I absolutely cannot bring myself to like the characters of The Mortal ...

Back to the Past

Valeria Gomez, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016

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As I've said before, Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite authors. She can turn anything into a funny adventure with exciting characters who progress throughout the story. This is the strategy she takes among most of her stories,...

Blood Meridian

Mina Beshay and Mariana Gonzalez

March 7, 2016

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Blood Meridian is a classic novel whose fame and literary merit has already been praised for longer than I have lived; however, it is entirely unbearable. Blood Meridian isn’t illegible or poorly written, in fact, Cormac McCa...

Caucasia

Monique Ejenuko, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016

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I ADMIT IT OKAY! I didn't have much to do after school, so I bummed around campus until my mom picked me up from school. Trying to save face, I went to the school library and pretend I had something important doing, but ended...

Owen’s Meaning

Anas Amer, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

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*Contains Spoilers* There are certain books that you just know whether or not they're good. With other books, you don't realize it's true greatness until you've finished reading. A Prayer for Owen Meany is a little more c...

The Life of Anne Shirley

Valeria Gomez, Staff Writer

February 22, 2016

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*Contains Spoilers* The novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery tells the life of a former orphan who went to live with the Cuthbert siblings, Marilla and Matthew. This girl was Anne Shirley, Anne with an "e" as ...

Ready.Player.One

Monique Ejenuko, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

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 Okay, I’ll be totally honest, at first I was seduced by the hype surrounding the 1980’s pop culture references guaranteed to make certified fangirls and fanboys (no discrimination in these here parts) quake like Quakers ...

Tangled Up in a Mess

Valeria Gomez, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

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Lots of you may know that being a teenager is no picnic: it's a time of discovery and awkwardness for you and everyone around you. Carolyn Mackler distinctly describes the life of a teenager in her novel ¨Tangled,¨ which caught my ...

My Friend the Painter

Anas Amer, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

Filed under Book Reviews, Uncategorized

My Friend the Painter, by Lygia Bojunga Nunes, will always hold a special place in my heart. For my preferences, usually I prefer longer books, because they have more time to expand on the plot, build character, and create more exciting momentum. But My Friend the Painter is qui...

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