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“A Very Harry Christmas” Read-a-thon takes the cynic out of the senior

“A Very Harry Christmas” Read-a-thon takes the cynic out of the senior

April 11, 2016

Growing up I was never much of a reader. I would read when the teacher presented a book for us to read and annotate but other than that my reading interests were no active. When I got into high school I noticed that my love for TV and the internet were dropping but my love for reading was increasing. Not until this year, my senior year, did I decide that I wanted to read the beloved series, Harry...

Ann Patchett’s conducts a page turner with Bel Canto.

Ann Patchett’s conducts a page turner with Bel Canto.

Written by Hellen Valencia, Book Reviewer and Reporter

March 1, 2016

Filed under Book Review, In My Opinion, Rockin' Reviews, Showcase

The novel Bel Canto by Ann Pachett is as lyrical in pace, and as passionate in tone as the name implies. Like all great art, the reader will find him or herself escaping into the lives of the characters, being swept into their lives, like the melody of a song that have both major and minor chords. Patchett brings together hostages and terrorists, friendships and love  to create a plot that interacts with the reader flows like a beautiful opera. The reader will get lo...

“Everything is relative. If you want to understand a problem you look at its cause. You don’t look at its manifestation.” Abdel-Fattah

“Everything is relative. If you want to understand a problem you look at its cause. You don’t look at its manifestation.” Abdel-Fattah

Written by Katriella Nelson, Arts and Entertainment Reviewer

December 14, 2015

Filed under Book Review, Rockin' Reviews, Showcase

  Teens struggle daily with how to make the right choices, how to avoid being a bully and being a bullied, and most importantly, though few give credit to teens, many deeply struggle with how to avoid struggles with being a stereotypical teen.   A delightfully interesting character in a book more relevant now that ever, Amal's struggles include being made fun of for wearing her hijab, stereotyp...

Book Review: Find out how the bride avoids the Kings Wrath

Book Review: Find out how the bride avoids the Kings Wrath

November 23, 2015

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Abdieh is a fiction novel with magical realism that is based off of the old tale of One Thousand and One Nights. The back story to the novel is that the King of Khorasan, Khalid, marries a new woman every night and every sunrise the new wife is found dead. Our main character, Shahrzad, finds out that her best friend has been murdered by the King after marrying him and...

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