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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Mariana Gonzalez, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

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I know what you're probably thinking... There is no escaping Harry Potter. And if you're a rebel against mainstream or extraordinary national bestsellers because you're so convinced that you're "different," please reconsider. This article just might be a doorway to persuade you to read about an amazing universe that...

Magisterium: The Iron Trial

Mina Beshay, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

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Having never read any of the books in The Shadow Hunter Chronicles books, The Iron Trial came as an incredible surprise and made the reason for Casandra Clare’s fame instantly obvious. While Holly Black, the co-writer, contributes much to the youthful voice of the narrator, Casandra Clare weaves an incredi...

Divergent Trilogy

Ame Negrete, News Editor

January 29, 2016

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When I saw the entire Divergent trilogy on sale for $14, I couldn't pass it up. Well, what a waste of $14. I could have bought one great book instead of three terrible books. While the trilogy's plot line is incredibly int...

The Brotherband Chronicles: The Outcasts

Mina Beshay, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

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For those who have read the Ranger’s Apprentice series, the endearing characters, detailed imagery, and captivating plot in The Outcasts by John Flanagan will definitely not come as a surprise. Yet while this companion to Rang...

Angels &Demons

Anas Amer, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

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If you're looking for a story jam-packed with adventure, historical references, and a hint of romance, then Angels and Demons, by Dan Brown, is the book for you. We meet Robert Langdon, a professor at Harvard University, who...

Who is Madame Bovary?

Mariana Gonzalez, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

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Who is Emma Bovary? If you ask anyone who's already read Gustave Flaubert's brilliant novel Madame Bovary, they'd probably tell you that they themselves are Emma. Because truth of the matter is (unfortunately), there is a pie...

A Modern Love Story

Valeria Gomez, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

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Sophie Kinsella is brilliant in writing comedic love stories like the Shopaholic series and Remember Me?. I've Got Your Number is no exception to this. The novel follows young woman named Poppy Wyatt who has done the unthinkab...

A Brave New World in a Brand New Prison

Mina Beshay, Staff Writer

December 23, 2015

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Both 1984 and Brave New World depict dystopian societies, but they are as different as night and day.  While 1984 is a harsh world under constant fear of Big Brother, the citizens of Brave New World are relatively free and live the best and most painless lif...

Is he the same character?

Valeria Gomez, Staff Writer

December 22, 2015

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The best selling novel If I Stay by Gayle Forman has gotten multiple positive reviews, and it has even been made into a movie. But is the second book in the series a disappointment? Where She Went is the sequel to Gayle Forman’s first nove...

The Death Cure

Mariana Gonzalez, Staff Writer

December 18, 2015

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[WARNING: THIS BOOK REVIEW FOR THE THIRD BOOK IN JAMES DASHNER'S THE MAZE RUNNER SERIES CONTAINS SPOILERS ABOUT THE FIRST TWO BOOKS] Awe shuck! The Maze Runner book series finally wraps up in James Dashner's third install...

Big Brother is Always Watching

Mina Beshay, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015

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If you have never heard of big brother, then all you have to do is look around HMSA and think about how many cameras are constantly watching every move you make. Now imagine those cameras not just at school, but everywhere you go: in the streets, in your favorite restaurants, ...

The Call of the Wild

Anas Amer, Staff Writer

December 5, 2015

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The building of character and growing from challenges we face. It's what life is all about. And it's what The Call of the Wild, by Jack London, is exactly about. Living the domesticated life, Buck holds himself to be the fearless and most powerful dog of his communit...

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