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When Science Fiction Strays too Far into Fiction

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 12:46am 0 Comments

This past summer, I had the pleasure of reading Double Helix by Nancy Werlin. Although initially excited about the book, I found it to be somewhat bland.

 Double Helix by Nancy Werlin is the story of Eli Samuels, who has always done exceptionally well at everything. He excels in both athletics and school with very little effort needed to succeed, but limits himself so as not to be perceived as “too good”. The drawback of his life is that he has to deal with his…

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Perseverance From a Sponge

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 12:30am 0 Comments

In Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand relays the true tale of Louie Zamperini’s life and experience throughout World War II. As expected,  hell is unleashed upon Louie, in every essence of the word, both mentally and physically.  Throughout the story, the author gives us a genuine impression of Louie. His life embodies the theme of how people need a goal to live for when persevering through pain.

From the time he was young, he was always  a little cheeky and…

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Which Comes First: Faction or Blood?

Posted on October 26, 2014 at 11:43pm 2 Comments

What if you belonged to a group you were so close to that you would put them over family? Insurgent by Veronica Roth explores the concept of “factions” that bond together people with similar personalities. People of Veronica Roth’s version of post-apocalyptic Chicago are split into five separate factions. Often, families are split apart into different factions when children have different mindsets than those of their parents’ or siblings’. Members of…

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I Hunt Killers-A Story of Redemption

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:41pm 0 Comments

One week, three dead bodies, and one guilt-ridden boy. The book, I Hunt Killers, portrays the story of a teenage boy named Jasper Dent, or Jazz, who struggles with guilt from being his father's accomplice in his crimes as the world's most successful serial killer. He feels responsible for not stopping his father, Billy Dent, and merely being an observer as his father killed over 100 people. Now, after his father has long been arrested and locked up,…

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