Must read books

Must read books

By: Priscilla Purnell, Reporter

May 1, 2017


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13 Reasons Why By: Jay Asher   13 Reasons Why, is a crime and mystery book based on a small town. 13 teenagers have to listen to a audiotape from a classmate, Hannah, who committed suicide. These tapes were mailed on the day of her death and each listener must send the box of tapes on to...

Unbroken tears into the summer bookshelf

Unbroken tears into the summer bookshelf

By: Sydney Torrente, Reporter

May 13, 2016


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World War II shocked the world with violent fighting, genocide and the destruction of many cities, towns and communities. Several inspiring stories are being uncovered from all the negative conflict, including the story of Louie Zamperini. His extraordinary war story was essentially unheard of until...

Lady Midnight proves to be a perfect summer reading

Lady Midnight proves to be a perfect summer reading

By: Emma Fugger, Reporter

May 13, 2016


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To those who are fans of supernatural and fantasy books, “Lady Midnight” is a must-read. Author Cassandra Clare has written two other book series that follow the same topic, “The Infernal Devices” and “The Mortal Instruments.” Both series involve a type of being called Shadowhunters,...

Red Queen stands high and mighty in the dystopian world

Red Queen stands high and mighty in the dystopian world

By: Evangeline Beck, Reporter

May 13, 2016


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Dystopian themes are appearing more and more in teen books. From The Hunger Games to The Giver this popular genre, is becoming more prominent in students lives. Victoria Aveyard’s novel Red Queen, doesn't disappoint the eager youth readers. In the novel, main character Mare Barrow lives in a world...

A story written before the classic

A story written before the classic

By: Caitlyn Rawers, Editor

July 8, 2015


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As July 14, 2015 approaches, fans of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird are waiting for the release of a forgotten sequel, Go Set a Watchman. It’s about Scout, Atticus, and other beloved characters 20 years after To Kill a Mockingbird's events. Scout is going back to Maycomb, Alabama and visiting Atticus...

Novel leaves reader with new appreciations

Novel leaves reader with new appreciations

By: Noelle Espino, Editor

March 13, 2014


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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a realistic fiction novel, largely based on the author’s, Sherman Alexie’s, life. Using a unique voice and a twist of  dark humor, Alexie has written a novel that both entertains and informs. Growing up on a Spokane reservation, Arnold Spirit...

On a dark wing

On a dark wing

April 18, 2013


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BY SARAH DRATNOL, Editor  Surviving a crash is one thing, but cheating death is another. In Jordan Danes’s book On a Dark Wing, we follow a high schooler who had a date with Death and failed to appear in his grasp. There is truth in the phrase “Death never forgets” and Abbey Chandler learns this...

Spring Reading

Spring Reading

February 28, 2013


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By SARAH DRATNOL, Editor With spring around the corner, the time to find books to read in the warming sun is here again. Many new titles have appeared and some older releases are still waiting to be noticed. All these books are great for a nice read in the spring air or on a car ride to the vacation spot. Cinder is...

Latest books out for fall

Latest books out for fall

October 22, 2012


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By Sarah Dratnol, Editor  Plenty of new books come out each month, but for now, some of Oct.’s latest releases are Confessions of a Murder Suspect, Sapphire Blue, Romeo Redeemed, Throne of Glass and Dodger. The police have no suspects and the last people to see her parents alive are Tandy and her three siblings....

Trapped in “Room”

September 26, 2012


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By Jaemee Cordero, Editor Five-year-old Jack’s world measures eleven feet by eleven feet. With the occasional visits of Old Nick, the only other organism that inhabits it with Jack is his mother, “Ma.” Jack isn’t aware that right outside the door of Room there is another whole world living. T...

Sit back with some classics this spring

Sit back with some classics this spring

June 1, 2012


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By Kaleb Schuppner, Editor Looking for the perfect spring break read? Sit back with one of these three classics. "The Catcher in the Rye" “The Catcher in the Rye” can be analyzed in two different ways: it can simply be about  a young student who is kicked out of a prep school, or it can be a...

“Pregnancy Project” a great reminder that no one has to be a statistic

“Pregnancy Project” a great reminder that no one has to be a statistic

By: Alex Vickery, Editor

May 24, 2012


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This shockingly true story made headlines across the world last year. It’s the story of a 17-year-old senior from Washington, named Gaby Rodriguez, who faked a pregnancy. That’s right: she pretended to be a pregnant teenager. But she didn’t just do this for kicks. Rodriguez turned it into a social...

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