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A review of A Court of Thorns and Roses

August 26, 2021
The cover of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses is shown, featuring the shoulder of a woman in a black dress. The background features layered roses.
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Many of my friends have recommended the book A Court of Thorns and Roses, which made me add it to my “To Read…

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Children of Blood and Bone: Cake with Asparagus

July 8, 2021
The cover of Tomi Adeyemi's Children of Blood and Bone is shown, featuring a woman wearing a flowing headdress.
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Throughout my time being stuck at home during this pandemic, I have indulged in many books. Children of Blood and Bone was recommended to…

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Cut – I Want to Get Better

June 10, 2021
The cover of Patricia McCormick's debut novel Cut is pictured. It features a woman holding up her chin with her fist.
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Cut is the debut of Patricia McCormick, an American author and journalist. In this book, Patricia tackles a side of mental illness rarely…

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Lessons Learned from Le Petit Prince

May 20, 2021
The cover of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince, which features a small boy wearing a crown, is featured against a starry background.
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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince is one of the best-loved, classic French books and has been translated into hundreds of languages; however, no…

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Fahrenheit 451: An Approaching Reality

April 22, 2021
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 sits on a desk with a laptop and a mug. The cover is red and black and features a black book.
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In eighth grade, I was just beginning to explore the world of dystopian novels. My English teacher had recommended a book called Fahrenheit…

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Review: The Summer Series by Jenny Han

March 25, 2021
All three covers of the Summer Series by Jenny Han appear on top of each other.
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Last summer was unlike any other. It was truly an exceptional one. Despite COVID-19, I was desperate to keep the spirit of…

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Bent Hope: Hope Continues to Hum

February 25, 2021
The cover of Bent Hope by Tim Huff. It features a lollipop with a bent stick sitting on the ground.
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Bent Hope is a journal of short stories written in 2008 by Tim Huff, a Canadian author and activist. It’s an eye-opening and…

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Review

January 28, 2021
The cover of Hank Green's "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing" is shown. The text is in all caps and is yellow. The background features navy blue outlines of people against a light blue background.
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From the moment I walked into the library, this book caught my eye. From the intricately designed cover to the unusual title,…

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Why Divergent Was One of the Worst Movie Adaptations Ever: A Book to Movie Comparison

January 14, 2021
A tablet shows the movie poster for the film "Divergent." The poster features a woman looking over her shoulder and a man crouching beside her. To the right of the tablet is the cover of the novel "Divergent" by Veronica Roth, which features a city skyline and a burning insignia.
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Divergent is a young adult novel, written by Veronica Roth in 2011. Along with many other young adult dystopian novels such as Suzanne…

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The World of Memoirs: The Glass Castle vs. Educated

December 31, 2020
Two memoirs, Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle and Tara Westover's Educated, lay on a table. The Glass Castle features a white cover and a black border with a girl cupping her hand around her mouth as if she is whispering to an unseen somebody. Educated features the tip of a pencil.
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I have recently discovered my love for memoirs. There is an added experience you get from reading a story about true events…

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