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“The White Tiger” is dark and raw

October 14, 2019 3:23pm | Jasmyne McAlpine

The White Tiger is the story of Balram, the son of a rickshaw puller, who lives in a small Indian village. He finds the destitution of his family reclusive and decides to break free from it. He is constantly on the lookout for opportunities that […]

Romance novel hits Netflix

October 4, 2019 12:55pm | Ashlyn Carrillo

Jenny Han is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series, which is now a Netflix movie. Spending 40 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was […]

Take a look at a classic

March 30, 2019 8:48pm | Megan Wedhorn

From the award-winning American playwright Tennessee Williams comes the amazing play A Streetcar Named Desire. Williams published A Streetcar Named Desire in 1947, and in 1948 it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This classic play showcases the life of Blanche DuBois and how her […]

Vampire story line not the usual

March 17, 2019 1:02pm | Megan Wedhorn

From the bestselling American young adult fiction author, Lisa Jane Smith, also known as L.J. Smith, comes the great book The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening. This novel is book one in The Vampire Diaries series, and it was the third book that Smith published. The […]

Meyers puts characters in a new light

September 24, 2018 9:30pm | Megan Wedhorn

A decade after publishing her first and most popular novel Twilight, author Stephenie Meyer has gone on to  publish many books, including Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined. This novel is a part of the Twilight saga, but not as the fifth book in the series. […]

“Island of the Blue Dolphins” showcases survival

May 8, 2018 3:23pm | Scarlet Carrillo

Island of the Blue Dolphins is based on a true story. This adventure shows how one smart, innovative girl uses her knowledge of the world around her to endure her survival. Through many challenges, Karana remains intent not only on survival alone on her island, […]

9/11 covered in “12 Strong”

May 2, 2018 4:47pm | Tana Cleveland and Kayleigh Rhodes

“We’re on our own.” No one was coming to help them. They were the only ones willing to go on this mission, a suicide mission. After 9/11, Captain Mitch Nelson leads 11 other men into Afghanistan. The team makes a shaky union with the Northern […]

“The Boy in Striped Pajamas” takes a hard look at WWII

April 11, 2018 8:23pm | Kaiden Loep

Bruno is a very curious nine-year-old boy that lives in Germany. Bruno was also a very innocent young boy who didn’t fully understand what was going on around him, like why he had to move, what exactly his father’s job was, or why he wasn’t […]

“Picking Cotton” shows a unlikely friendship formed

March 24, 2018 8:42pm | Sheri Donaldson

“I prayed for him to die.” The New York best seller, Picking Cotton is a book published in 2009 written by Erin Torneo, Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, and Ronald Cotton. The book represents an unbelievable story when one mistake can change the lives of two human beings […]

John Green makes a come back with “Turtles All the Way Down”

March 18, 2018 8:33pm | Megan Wedhorn

Since publishing his first book, Looking For Alaska, a little over a decade ago, award-winning author John Green, has gone onto publish some amazing books, including Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars, and his most recent book Turtles All the Way Down. Turtles All […]