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The student news site of Carlisle High School

Periscope

The student news site of Carlisle High School

Periscope

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...

Taking Notice: A copy of the novel Hell Followed With Us stands heavily annotated. Many memorable scenes and lines were impossible to leave unmarked.

“Hell Followed With Us” by Andrew Joseph White (Review)

Ollie Daniels, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

Brimming with bloody cities and justified teenage fury, the new novel Hell Followed With Us, by Andrew Joseph White, was released over the summer. Now a New York Times Bestselling novel, it was published...

Books presented on a bookshelf at the Carlisle High School library.

Book Bans: Access to books should be guaranteed (Editorial)

Haylie Potter, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

As children, we learned to embrace our uniqueness with Camilla Cream and to imagine with Harold and his purple crayon. The tons of unforgettable memories of reading childhood books have a huge influence...

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...

Camera Bailey, Dominic Gearhart, and Gianna Peters looked to Shakespeare for their quote, a famous speech in Hamlet of a father giving advice to his son.

Sidewalk Inspiration (Photos)

Periscope staff May 26, 2022

The members of the AP Lit class took to the streets (well, sidewalks) to share some of their favorite inspirational quotes from texts they have read in their school years. You can see the whole display...

JUST A PAWN: In the novel 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Aiden Bishop finds himself trapped within the halls of Blackheath Manor and his only escape is to uncover the mystery that is Evelyn Hardcastles death within one day repeating eight times... or start anew with no memory of his previous attempt.

A Pawn in Someone’s Game: “7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” (Review)

Vaughn Aarhaus, Staff Writer April 7, 2022

At 11 pm, Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered in broad daylight. But by who? To solve this mystery in the novel, one must live the lives of eight people, repeating the day over and over. But there...

VIRAL VERSE: Collections of works such as Wonderland by Matthew Dickman, Leatherbound Love Poems Collection (Barnes and Noble Exclusive), and Life of the Party by Olivia Gatwood, which found fame on TikTok.  A variety of poetry genres have found home on the bookshelves and in the hearts of teenagers right next to their favorite cup of coffee.

Comfort and composition: Adolescent expression through poetry (Editorial)

Jenna Coller, Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2022

Literature has always been a crucial aspect of human expression. Especially during 2020, when most of the world was locked inside their homes, escapism became the only way of staying sane and poetry provided...

Alone With You in the Ether by Olivie Blake 

Kaylea Martin, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

Alone With You in the Ether by Olivie Blake  6/19/2020  Genre: romance  Page number: 300 For me, this started off a bit slow, but once I was able to get into it, I started to really like...

The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen  

Kaylea Martin, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen   6/21/2020  Genre: fantasy  Page number: 354 Okay, I didn’t think I was going to like this book, but I really did.  I’ll basically read anything...

Not Here to be Liked by Michelle Quach

Kaylea Martin, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

Not Here to be Liked by Michelle Quach Published: 9/14/2021 Genre: YA contemporary, romance Page number: 384 This book was a slow burn, especially because it was sort of like an enemies-to-friends-to-lovers...

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