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Putting the Pieces Back Together

  "I'll never understand how a man can live his lifewith his finger on the self-destruct button,holding it there day after day,blinded by an obsession to press itbut lacking the conviction to do even that” (Shusterman 114).While it may not seem so at first, a finger hovering precariously over a button of mass destruction is preferable to a finger forcibly and convincingly smashing this button down immediately. We need to think things through before taking action so that we don’t unintentionally…See More
May 22
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Life with a Missing Ear

www.toyhalloffame.org/files/toys/square/stick_0.png" alt="Image result for stick" width="206" height="206" />            Stick by Andrew SmithAndrew Smith's novel Stick is as riveting as they come. Smith describes the painful, traumatizing lives of Stark (aka "Stick") and Bosten McClellan. The McClellan children, Bosten and Stark, are forced to endure thankless, unenthusiastic, incompetent parenting during their childhood, courtesy of their mother and father, which leaves them no choice but…See More
May 15
Matthew Conway posted a blog post

Against All Odds

A touching novel with a heartwarming message, The Blind Side is a must-read for any teenager. If you crave inspirational literature and a well-written, organized story, then you need to check out this book. What if you were heading into your sophomore year of high school, but lived in the third poorest zip code in the United States? What if you were on the verge of dropping out of school due to your grades, but were given one last chance at a Christian high school? What would you do in this…See More
Dec 13, 2016
Matthew Conway posted a blog post

Motorcycles and Football - The Lives of Bert and Felton

 Have you ever felt like you don’t belong? Has anyone ever taken your happiness and your ambition and squashed them with one push of your desk into the corner of a classroom? In the fascinating and engaging novel If Rock and Roll Were a Machine, by Terry Davis, a 17-year-old adolescent named Bert Bowden answers yes to both of these questions. Bert becomes interested in riding motorcycles, against the wishes of his parents. He is also intrigued by the sport of racquetball, which he begins…See More
Sep 8, 2016
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Aug 22, 2016

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Putting the Pieces Back Together

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"I'll never understand how a man can live his life

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Life with a Missing Ear

Posted on April 11, 2017 at 11:05pm 0 Comments

www.toyhalloffame.org/files/toys/square/stick_0.png" alt="Image result for stick" width="206" height="206" />            Stick by Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith's novel Stick is as riveting as they come. Smith describes the painful, traumatizing lives of Stark (aka "Stick") and Bosten McClellan. The McClellan children, Bosten and Stark, are forced to endure thankless, unenthusiastic,…

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Coming Out Party

Posted on January 18, 2017 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

    

       Bobby Framingham’s life is not easy. He is the star quarterback at Durango High School, but he is also gay. Bill Konigsberg’s novel Out of the Pocket delves into Bobby's life and his struggle to believe in himself. At first, he isn’t able to muster the confidence to come out as gay, for fear that the…

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Against All Odds

Posted on October 23, 2016 at 10:06pm 0 Comments

A touching novel with a heartwarming message, The Blind Side is a must-read for any teenager. If you crave inspirational literature and a well-written, organized story, then you need to check out this book. 

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What if you were heading into your sophomore year of high school, but lived in the…

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