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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher is not only an interesting take on a common and upsetting topic, but it is a different type of story altogether. I have never read a book addressing the topic of suicide, and although I didn’t really enjoy this book, I was curious as to what it had to […]

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After by Francine Prose

This isn’t a book you would find on  display at your local bookstore. In fact, it might not be there at all. But it should be. This book is so interesting and easy to read.  I don’t mean that it’s written at a fourth grade level either. I mean that this book is easy to […]

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Looking For Alaska by John Green

After reading “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green, I was eager to read other books he had written. I had heard great things about his book “Looking For Alaska” but I was actually somewhat disappointed by it. Basically, it’s about a boy named Miles who goes to a boarding school looking for “The […]

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

After rereading Divergent by Veronica Roth, I thought that it was about time I wrote a review on this popular novel. Basically, if you haven’t read it already, the book set in a Utopian society consisting of five factions, each based on a different idea of living. When the kids in the factions turn sixteen, […]

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Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock is yet another supernatural novel consisting of werewolves and their influence on every day life.  It is a decent story and it does have certain points that make it stand out from the rest of the werewolf cliches but that doesn’t change the fact that it is a love story about […]

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Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela’s Ashes is a nonfiction novel about a young boy growing up in Limerick, Ireland. His life is full of sadness, poverty, and the occasional miracle.  He loses so much throughout his childhood, only to be successful in the end. This book is moving to say the least. It is written incredibly well, and slightly […]

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Percy Jackson and The Olympians

This series is spectacular. I first read this series when I was in fifth or sixth grade and I am re-reading it now as a junior. The books are easy to understand for younger kids, but still highly entertaining for high school students. Percy Jackson is a sarcastic and hilarious boy who grows up only […]

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A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

As a childhood favorite of mine, I will never say that this series is boring, but I will say that it definitely has it’s slower points. The series is thirteen books long, all telling the story of the Baudelaire orphans. Their childhood is wrought with the horrors of death, trickery, and complete despair as they […]

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H.I.V.E.

Good morning everyone! Todays review will be on the book H.I.V.E. (The Higher Institute of Villainous Education) by Mark Walden. This book is probably more in the fifth or sixth grade reading level, but still has a decent storyline. Basically, boys and girls from all over the world are taken to a top secret school […]

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Happy Hunger Games!

In honor of the new Hunger Games movie, todays review is on Catching Fire! Although this wasn’t my favorite book in the Hunger Games trilogy, it was a very worthwhile read with plenty of surprises and great details. First of all, sending the victors back into the game was a great idea because it showed […]