December 2016 Blog Posts (10)

Two Types of Loneliness *contains spoilers*

Remembrance. It can help us to move on or keep us bound to the past. Memories can bring us back to happier times or help us to avoid the situations where we were in trouble. The main character's family moves into an old house and Evan, the protagonist, is not comfortable in this new home. The book Beating Heart: A Ghost Story by A.M. Jenkins reminds me of the time where I moved into my house many years ago.

My house was…


Added by Angela Moon on December 19, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

What could the United States be in the Future


Have you ever thought about what would happen if the United States would be if it was split up? And if that did happen, why would it? In the book Legend by Marie Lu, that is the setting throughout the entire book. In this setting, the story follows two characters, Day and June, as their paths cross over. In this book, Day is a poor fifteen year old boy, who is the most wanted criminal in…


Added by Ani K on December 18, 2016 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Paper Towns filled with Paper People

“What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?” This quote relates to everyone who has ever made a plan for something in life. A plan is just an excuse for not doing the work necessary to get what we want so we make “plans.” So we can do that thing…


Added by Sanjana Gorre on December 18, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Stranger to Yourself

Suicide is not something the average person thinks about. But for a young girl named Hannah Baker, it was all she could think about. The book 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher is a thrilling book about a girl telling her story of why she commits suicide. She records…


Added by Dylan Cardoza on December 18, 2016 at 5:19pm — No Comments

The History of Bob Marley and His Peace

   A Brief History of Seven Killings is a unique novel that looks away from the magnitude of things and the drastic effects on one man; and instead, it entices the reader with a broad impact I’ve never seen as effective in literature before. This novel parallels history, so before I could offer any base to the novel itself, you have you understand a few key historic events.…


Added by Mayank Bhatia on December 17, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mystery Victory

Mystery Victory

    Famous Last Words by Katie Alender is a realistic fiction mystery…


Added by Lucy Jiang on December 15, 2016 at 5:20pm — No Comments

My Heart And Other Black Holes

My Heart And Other Black Holes is a novel that will remind you that terrible things can happen, and those terrible things have a greater impact than you could even begin to know. But this book will also remind you that even the most seemingly lost causes have hope. The story is told following the lives of two teenagers, Aysel and Roman. Aysel and Roman both want to die, there's no nicer way to put it, the both of them can't stand living…


Added by Maia Jraisat on December 14, 2016 at 9:49pm — No Comments

I Hunt Killers

     Did you ever wonder what it's like to be a detective solving crimes? Have you ever wondered what goes…


Added by Ian McKinney on December 14, 2016 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Freedom and Feathers: Analysis of Social Equality and Freedom

Freedom reminds me of bliss. A feather, floating carefree in the sharp winds of what we call society. Ever since the beginning of time, freedom and order were essential for living. The only problem is, history and evolution have somehow developed a recurring concept through order. Prejudice. Now prejudice has a connotation for a negative view on people, but it can also mean having a positive or good view on others. Prejudice has taken millions of lives out,…


Added by Shruthi Krishna on December 12, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Secrets within the Chamber


Have you ever thought about what having magic in real life would bring to us? What advantages and what problems it could create? Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling examines this very well. It is about another year at the Hogwarts school of wizarding, and the chamber of secrets, closed for many years, has been opened. No one knows who opened it, but they assume it…


Added by Sean Balogh on December 12, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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