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The Fault in Our Stars: No Fault in its Five Stars

Bridget Grenier

April 20, 2013

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John Green, author of the young adult novel The Fault in Our Stars, has filled this work with a magnificent plot and amazing characters, evoking surges of emotions throughout all of its readers, proving there is no fault in thi...

Oogy: A Heartwarming 5 Stars

Brittaney Marsico

March 31, 2013

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Being an active reader and an animal lover, I really enjoyed this heartwarming, true story by Larry Levin about a dog who is happy to be with the loving family who adopted him as their own. Oogy, who is thought to be a pit-bull,...

Beautiful Creatures: From Pages to Screen

Shayla Lugo, Staff Writer

March 23, 2013

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Beautiful Creatures, the thrilling first book of the Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, was brought to the big screen by Richard LaGravenese, director of other hit movies such as Freedom Writers and Water for Elepha...

Catcher in the Rye: Classic but Controversial

Melissa Miller, Staff Writer

May 23, 2012

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Being an active reader, I decided to read more classic novels, and so the first I’ve chosen to start with is “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger. Besides being a classic, it is a controversial book and has been banned...

Twisted: A Rare Book for Teenage Males: 5 Stars

Michael Padilla, Staff Writer/Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2012

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Twisted, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is a novel geared towards teenage boys that anyone would enjoy reading.  The book is about a teenage boy name Tyler who is considered by his peers to be a “loser” but after being punished...

The Hunger Games: Book or Movie?

Jessica Terrizzi, Staff Writer

April 22, 2012

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Suzanne Collins’s book, The Hunger Games, has become an extremely popular reading choice among teenagers. So, it is no surprise that it has been turned into a hit movie that came out on March 23, 2012. Personally, I think the...

The Hunger Games: 4.5 Stars

Patrick Furrey, Staff Writer

March 23, 2012

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a book written for teens about survival and romance. The tale is set in a fictional North America in a future time when there are 13 districts under rule of “the Capitol.” These di...

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold: 4.5 Stars

Stephanie Doot, Staff Writer

March 5, 2012

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It starts off as a normal day with the Salmon family, when Susie Salmon, who is a normal teenage girl, gets murdered The Lovely Bones takes the story of a teenage girl's murder and shows its readers the hardships that a family...

House Rules by Jodi Picoult: 4.5 Stars

Olivia Meier, Staff Writer

February 27, 2012

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When Jacob Hunt, an 18-year-old who's crazy about forensic science, was three years old, he was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, which is a form of high functioning autism. His father, Henry Hunt, decided that Jacob was too...

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