This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Grace Earl

Esther Earl was a girl who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of 12. After several complications, she died at the age of 16. Despite her young age, she lived a full loving life with her family and … Continue reading

Divergent by Veronica Roth

It’s not rare to see young adult books become a major motion picture eh? There is Harry PotterThe Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit,  TwilightThe Hunger Games, and now comes the newest series-turn-movie: Divergent. Now only being less than a month away from coming to theatres (coming to a theatre near you March 20th), I figured it would be appropriate to read the book and see what all the teen fiction hubbub is all about. I’m going to try my best to steer away from any major spoilers and just stick to my bookmarked thoughts (see what I did there?). 
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Maus by Art Spiegelman

As time does what it does (goes on), the survivors of the Holocaust begin to become lost to us here in the present. As a young adult in her early 20s, I can’t say that I have any idea what World War Two was like. Of course I know the logistics of the war: who was in power in what country, the economic strife of Germany, who was on what side, the invasion in Poland, what blitzkerg means, Hilter not wanting to play nice with the Jews, the horrific happenings of concentration camps, etc. Thank you high school history class. But that is where my knowledge of the war ends. Luckily, Spiegelman draws a vivid picture of the Holocaust with the help of his father Vladek Spiegelman.
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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Truthfully I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I have been a fan of Green’s book for a couple years now, but An Abundance of Katherines is the book I have heard the least amount of hype so I assumed it would not be as strong as say TFIOS or Looking For Alaska. Was I ever wrong.

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