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Sigh, Gone- A Misfit’s Memoir by Phuc Tran: A Review of A Carlislian Author

Ollie Daniels, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

Set in Carlisle in the 1980’s, Phuc Tran’s 2020 novel is a memoir of growing up as an Asian-American punk rocker in rural Pennsylvania. Justly titled Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books,...

Ill Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson - Book Review

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – Book Review

Ollie Daniels, Staff Writer January 12, 2023

The complex topic of human duality meets a whirlwind coming-of-age story in I’ll Give You the Sun, the 2014 novel by Jandy Nelson. I’ll Give You the Sun is critically acclaimed, winning the Stonewall...

Colleen Hoovers book It Starts With Us

It Starts With Us: a sequel falls short

Haylie Potter, Staff Writer January 10, 2023

Over the past few years, author Colleen Hoover has taken the literary world by storm with the first novel of a duology, It Ends With Us. Readers demanded a sequel to which Colleen Hoover thoughtfully...

AGONIZING BUT FANTASTIC: This duet isnt for everybody due to the content and length of these novels, but Chloe Walsh creates a story, The Boys of Tommen, that is genuine, realistic, and a page-turner. 

Literary therapy: ‘Binding 13’ and ‘Keeping 13’ explore the healing power of friendship (Review)

Kaylea Martin, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

Novels Binding 13 and Keeping 13 by Chloe Walsh follows Shannon and Johnny, two teenagers, whose lives couldn’t be any more different and can still somehow fit perfectly together anyways.   Johnny...

READY READERS: The Secret History rests on the bookshelves of nearly every bibliophile. If youve yet to read this modern classic, check out our review to get you inspired.

Greeks and Geeks: “The Secret History” (Review)

Ryleigh Underwood, Perspectives Editor March 2, 2022

Whenever I’m talking about literature with someone, I always preface the conversation with: Have you read The Secret History?  The first book by elusive author, Donna Tartt, (often known for...

SKYSCRAPERS: The simplistic, yet engaging cover of the book features constellations; a show of proof as to how small we really are amongst the grand scheme of things.

Little Cosmonaut: ‘We Are The Ants’ (Review)

Ryleigh Underwood, Perspectives Editor March 11, 2021

When I go book-shopping, I always look for eye-catching covers. It’s a natural instinct, anything bright, colorful, or remotely interesting is bound to get our attention; and that’s part of the...

Each chapter in Glimmer of Hope was written by a student or alumni of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  All of the proceeds from the book will be used to benefit the March for Our Lives Foundation.

Glimmer of Hope: How a movement sparked from tragedy (Review)

Abigail Lindsay , Editor in Chief January 7, 2019

On Feb 14, 2018, one of the worst school shootings in American history took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  While most people in Parkland mourned the loss of those...

This book is written entirely in multiple-choice format. The novel offers readers a personal and engaging experience.

‘Multiple Choice’: Test or a captivating novel? (Review)

Carol Etzel, Magazine Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2018

Let's just get one thing straight: I hate standardized tests, and until recently I was not the type of person to pick up a book in my free time. However, Multiple Choice left me speechless. The...

Just by looking at the photograph, one can tell this was a well-loved book.  I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a memorable read.

My conversation with an author: more then a delicious read (Editorial)

Claire Neiberg, Student Life writer April 9, 2018

Recently for an English paper, I read Erica Bauermeister's The School of Essential Ingredients.  My personal experience reading this novel was different from the classic reader and incredibly special....

A List of Cages by Robin Roe is a beautiful and heart breaking story.

‘A List of Cages’ shines light on heavy topics (Review)

Carol Etzel, Magazine Editor-in-Chief March 16, 2017

A heart wrenching story of two young boys showing the harsh realities of mental illness and abusive households, A List of Cages by Robin Roe touches the hearts of every reader. Adam Blake is given...

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