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Anthem

Anthem

Thomas Harley, Photographer

October 22, 2016


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Our Rating: A In the dystopian novel Anthem, written by Ayn Rand, the concept of individuality has been removed. Names have been removed, individual decisions have been removed, and all unique attributes of a person have been removed.  The story is told through the eyes of Equality 7-2521, a teenag...

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Yeileny Lopez, Staff Writer

April 18, 2016


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Our Rating: A+ Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs is the first book in a mystical series for imaginative readers. The story follows Jacob, a 16 year old boy who suffers from psychological issues, who goes on an adventure to find  answers to questions about his grandfather'...

Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar

Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar

Yeileny Lopez, Staff Writer

March 25, 2016


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Our Rating B "My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar" by James Patterson is a goofy, intriguing story that will take you back to your middle school days. The novel, the third installment of the Middle School series, is about a girl named Georgia Khatchadorian. Georgia is starting the sixth grade at Hills ...

The Sea of Monsters

The Sea of Monsters

Yeileny Lopez, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


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Our Rating: A How would you feel if, in less than a year, your whole life had changed?  You find out that you are actually Poseidon's son.  As a child of the god of the seas, you get sent off to a "halfblood" camp, a special camp for Greek demigods, where you have to train to help save the wo...

The Giver

The Giver

Yeileny Lopez, Staff Writer

November 26, 2015


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Our Rating: A How would you feel if you had no memory of the past? What would happen if life became something you never experienced? If you were never capable of feeling anything and had no saying in your life or what you wanted to do? In The Giver by Lois Lowry, society is exactly like this. Jon...

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air

John Hiaasen, Staff Writer

November 7, 2015


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Our Rating:  A- In 1996, mountain climbers were shocked when a storm hit Mt. Everest and many were left helpless on the mountain. That year, 24 tour groups had come to summit Mt. Everest, and with the large amount of people on the mountain, several climbers were stranded and eight were left for de...

Squeezing in Some Summer Reading

Squeezing in Some Summer Reading

Mariam Ahumada, Staff Writer

July 18, 2015


Filed under Book Reviews, Reviews, Top Stories

Thankfully, after ten stressful months of hard work, it is finally summer vacation, and with summer break comes summer reading. Luckily, in this article the designated summer reading books are briefly discussed, along with useful links that will hopefully make the reading easier. Incoming Fresh...

The Summer I Gave up Boys

The Summer I Gave up Boys

Samantha Valero, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015


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Our Rating: B- This short novella by Kassandra Kush is about a girl named Kaliyah Simon who just broke up with her boyfriend of 1 year after she found out he was cheating.  She became a viral sensation. For what? She had thrown almost everything she could get her hands on at him. What a nightmare...

Little White Lies by Katie Dale

Little White Lies by Katie Dale

Samantha Valero, Staff Writer

May 15, 2015


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Our Rating: A The first time that Lou meets handsome, brooding Christian, she knows that he is hiding something. Why does he always avoid the subject of his family when it comes up? Why does he dye his blonde hair black? When Christian’s house goes up in flames,  he flees for his life and Lou...

The Review Book for You

The Review Book for You

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

April 16, 2015


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With Advanced Placement (AP) exams right around the corner, many students are scavenging for the review book that will guarantee a passing score. Because there are so many options available, it can be difficult to decide which book is a good fit. Here is a guide that lists some of the most common review...

Paper Towns: Pin Point a New Way to Look at Love and Life

Paper Towns: Pin Point a New Way to Look at Love and Life

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

April 7, 2015


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Our Rating: A Meet Quentin (Q) Jacobsen, a dorky high school senior, and Margo Ruth Spiegelman, a popular girl ready for adventure, the respective protagonist and antagonist of Paper Towns. Quentin and Margo were once close childhood friends - united by their story of finding a body in the park. Howev...

The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements

Sofia Bratt, Staff Writer

March 27, 2015


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Our Rating: A The Four Agreements is written by Don Miguel Ruiz, a famous Mexican author. This best-selling book introduces the four principles to learn and practice in order to build love and happiness in your life. The four agreements that will gradually change your life in a positive way are: Be...

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