September 2016 Blog Posts (15)

The merciless

Opposing views on belief







“Forgive us father, for we have sinned.” A common line used throughout this book The Merciless. This line can mean different things, it can be used in a good way, and it can be thought of as something with a more negative outlook. The normal person's idea of religion is extremely changed after reading this book. When people like me and hopefully you think of religion, you probably imagine people using their ideas to make their world better. When… Continue

Added by Aliyah starks on September 13, 2016 at 11:26am — No Comments

The Genius of Miles Davis and Jaco Pastorius

Miles, The Prince of Darkness, Mr. Davis, whatever you want to call him, was a genius. Jack, Jaco, Mr. Pastorius, Jocko, whatever you want to call him, was a genius. Although different, their perspectives on the world were like no other. True artists. Pure artist. And artists who just didn't and wouldn't care what critics thought.. Well, I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me explain to you how these books affected me.



Though Miles and Jaco grew up in different environments, they share… Continue

Added by Joey Ranieri on September 11, 2016 at 9:35pm — No Comments

What to Read Next

This summer, I was fortunate to read two books that were very popular among my eighth grade classmates that I really enjoyed. The books were titled Winger and Stand-off, written by the same author, Andrew Smith. The main character of both books is named…

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Added by Russell Beaupré on September 7, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Matthew Conway on September 6, 2016 at 11:40pm — No Comments

All the boys she's loved

“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” by Jenny Han is a fun, and cute story about a girl who never openly admits her crushes but had a bad incident and the boys found out. The main character is Lara Jean, she has an older sister named Maggie and a younger sister named Kitty. Lara Jean is a teenage girl who has a secret. She writes a letter to all the boys she has ever loved,7 in total. But she doesn't ever send these letters. If Lara Jean is writing a letter to a boy, that means that he has done… Continue

Added by Emily Hernandez on September 6, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Same Old Love but a Different Day

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Identity is who we are, our name, qualities, and even our beliefs. Sometimes we don't exactly know who we are and why we are standing here on the face of earth. What if you had a new identity everyday and kept changing every day? Would you be able to find an answer who you are?  It takes a little experience of life…

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Added by Sanjana Gorre on September 6, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

“A Review of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Animal Farm by George Orwell”

We’ve all had it, and we’ve all lost it. Our innocence. Something we took for granted. As our curiosities grew, and our temptations busted through the wall of resistance, the horrors of the real world began to pour into our lives, something that could not be undone. Although our innocence has been stripped from us, we learn to adapt to our real surroundings. For some, it takes years to slowly and painlessly lose his or her innocence, but sometimes it hits you like a punch to the…

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Added by Antonio Bandalo on September 6, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Looking for All the Bright Places

The Books Looking for Alaska and All The Bright Places have a central theme. (Spoilers) Death. Not only death but the grieving process as well. In my opinion Looking for Alaska has the most to deal with death out of the 2 books. That is what I will start with.



John Green's Looking for Alaska taught me many things. But the most valuable lesson to me was that everyone dies. Everyone will die and the sooner we wrap our minds around the idea of death the sooner we can live our lives to…

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Added by Tyler Estacion on September 6, 2016 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Love in Eleanor and Park and Looking for Alaska

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Added by Brooke Button on September 5, 2016 at 1:05pm — No Comments

The Change Train

                 Change.What do you think of when you hear that word? A sense of hope, longing, or just “change is good?” Most people learn to embrace change, but what if it flips your entire world upside down. What would you do then? In the Orphan Train. A young girl named Neeve loses…

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Added by Josie Wolan on September 2, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Bravery Under Pressure

In the book The Young Elites written by Marie Lu, Adelina Amouteru is

a young girl in a rich family who has nothing to worry about at all.

She is young, beautiful, and has her whole prosperous life ahead of

her. In 3 years, she will be able to marry a…
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Added by Kevin P on September 2, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Change

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Added by Lucy Jiang on September 2, 2016 at 8:16am — No Comments

“A Thoughtful Reflection of Percy Jackson Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan Usaid Mazhar- The Fremd English Ning- 8.25.2016

 

Percy Jackson Lightning Thief, written by Rick Riordan, is the story of a dyslexic, young, twelve-year-old boy named Percy Jackson. Taking place in present modern time, Riordan illustrates the story of how Percy copes with being dyslexic (getting expelled from every school he goes to), and coming to terms with his step-father, who he considers a fat and lazy pig slob (he does…

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Added by Usaid Mazhar on September 1, 2016 at 9:33pm — No Comments

summer reading blog

Helping the Heroes Along

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

 

What would you do in a world where people with superhuman powers exist among you? At first glance it looks as if life would become exciting.…

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Added by Jaehee Kim on September 1, 2016 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Counterplay and Jurassic Park

Jurrasic Park and Counterplay Reviews

    

     The novel Counterplay by Robert K. Tanenbaum is about the stories about the top attorneys in a fictional version of the New York District Attorney’s Office, with the main protagonist , Roger “Butch” Karp, the head of the NYDAO. A year after Karp is instrumental in the downfall of a terrorist scheme designed to…

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Added by Viktor Kopec on September 1, 2016 at 7:37pm — No Comments

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