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The Member of the Wedding Book Review by Amanda Yoder

“Yesterday, and all twelve years of her life, she had only been Frankie. She was an I person who had to walk around and do things by herself. All other people had a we to claim, all other except her…”

Carson McCullea wrote many novels, essays, short stories and plays. Numerous of her works were fiction or nonfiction. One of her works. The Member of the Wedding, turned out to be a prize-winning Broadway play. She also wrote many other great novels such as Reflections in a Golden Eye, Clock without Hands and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe. Continue reading

PLAIN TRUTH book review written by Cassandra L.

In Jodi Picoult’s seventh novel we dive into a world where individuality is frowned upon. Into a world where community and family is everything. When a high powered defense attorney is thrown into the middle of Amish Lancaster County you’ll be shocked and riveted by a murder mystery unheard of. Katie Fischer is an Amish girl working on her parents dairy farm and is the prime suspect for the birth and murder of a newborn child. It’s her lawyer’s and far off cousin, Ellie’s, job to prove she’s innocent. With the state’s prosecuting attorney constantly nipping at their heels and more layers are peeled away from Katie Fischer’s very private lifestyle it’s very hard to continue to believe her innocence of the charges made against her. Continue reading


Students learn about the different landscapes of the world but why does that matter? Why do I have to know where the capital of China is located? It’s for the exact reason why you learn language, mathematics, and logical reasoning…. because it shapes the modern day world. Why Geography Matters depicts how the various amount of ways that geography has an effect on politics, trade, health, global terrorism, cultural diversity, government, and power. Surprisingly the environment in which we inhabit can determine the outcome of a country’s ranking economically, environmentally, and politically. The multitude of subjects that involve the information of a country’s status (physical features including livestock, population, agriculture) has greatly impacted the economic stand point at which a country stands. This book is truly amazing. Continue reading

NINETEEN MINUTES book review by cherlinda polynice

“By the time you read this, I hope to be dead. I guess I should tell you, don’t blame yourself; this isn’t your fault, but that would be a lie. We both know I didn’t get here by myself.” Written by Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes is a very thought-provoking and compelling story. It starts off by telling you all the things you could do in nineteen minutes. Continue reading

ECLIPSE-book review by jazmine b.

“If we had happy endings, we’d all be under gravestones now” (Rosalie).When Bella graduates high school all she wants is for Edward to turn her into a vampire so they can be together forever. But for that to happen she had to promise him they would get married. Everyone in the Cullen family wants her to join the family, except for Rosalie. Rosalie explains to Bella how she didn’t have a choice of becoming a vampire and told her the story of how she became one. All Rosalie wants for Bella is to make sure this is what she really wants and when Rosalie was done this got to Bella and she started thinking everything through.  I loved this book!! It gave me a real insight on the rest of the characters, from the rest of the Cullen’s to the whole werewolf clan. 
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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams was, as far as I’m concerned, definitely worth picking up for a bit of leisure reading. With the weirdest plot turns I’ve ever seen, coexisting with endless irony, the extraterrestrial novel caused continuous laughter within its rather exotic vocabulary choice. I recommend this to anyone who can read and finds humor funny.

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What if you had to write a book in questions? Do you think you’d be able to do it? Would it be entertaining? Or would it be thought-provoking? Would you believe me if I told you Padgett Powell did all of the above with his book, “The Interrogative Mood: A Novel?” Continue reading

FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON By: Daniel Keyes, Book Review, Brett A

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes is a book about a 32-year-old man named Charlie. He is a mentally retarded man who gets a surgery to raise his IQ. This book is actually Charlie’s journal. He recorded every thought he had, every action he took in his journal. Through this you learn about his experiences and get a first hand look at what Daniel Keyes portrays as a mans trip to intelligence. Continue reading

ECLIPSE – reviewed by Angela C.

Written by: Stephanie Meyers

“Staring into his eyes always made me feel extraordinary — sort of like my bones were turning spongy. I was also a little lightheaded, but that could have been because I’d forgotten to keep breathing. Again.” -Bella. I like this quote. Being someone who likes to read romance books, reading that makes me feel happy for the character. In Eclipse, there is a killing spree going on in Forks, Washington. And Bella being a danger magnet she is, can’t help but to find herself in the middle the drama. Again. And between the ultimatums of her love for Edward and her friendship with Jake, and the choice and decision of life or death, this is really hard on Bella. What will she chose? Continue reading

The Giver Booker Review by: Graison J.

To start off id like to say this was one of the best books I’ve read and I have more than one reason. This book kept me very interested which is hard because in my mind I think I have better things to do than read but this was something that when I started I couldn’t stop. Lois Lowry even won a Newbery Medal in 1994 for this great book.

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