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Silver is for Secrets

by Jessica Studer, Staff

May 20, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books, Opinion

Silver is for Secrets is the third book in the Blue is for Nightmares series starts up in the summer after Stacey Browns last year in high school. Her and some of her friends have rented a cottage on the beach for the summer. The plan for it to be the best summer ever soon ends when the nightmares co...

Ismael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

by Dani Castro, Business and Advertising Manager

May 20, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books

The book Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit is a book that is one of the choices to read for the APES book project. Its Socratic style of narration makes it a personal journey for the student to read and its sarcastic jokes make it humorous for those looking for intellectual jokes. Its big ...

“Rose” Review

by Jessica Studer, Staff

May 6, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books

“Rose” is book one in the series “The Year I Turned Sixteen” the series itself follows four sisters during the year they turn sixteen. Her father having recently killed in a boating accident Rose has to start taking over responsibilities she shouldn’t have to at that age. With all of the things...

Gospel of Judas

by Matt McBrayer, Staff

April 12, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books

There has been an apparent discovery in the Christian faith that would change the way believers think about Judas Iscariot. The Gospel of Judas, written by Judas himself, portrays Iscariot as a co-conspirator to the betrayal of Jesus of Nazarene. In the accepted version in the other gospels, Judas goes...

Dead to You by Lisa McMann

by Jessica Studer, Staff

February 19, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books

Ethan has been through it all, from a crazy mom who abandoned him to being homeless, he never thought his mom could have made his life worse until he finds the website. The site that says his name is Ethan DeWilde and that he was abducted at seven. That he has a loving family that has been looking for...

Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann

by Jessica Studer, Staff

December 10, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books

Cryer’s Cross has always been a peaceful little town until Tiffany goes missing. Then the town is turned upside down in a desperate attempt to find her. Throwing off Kendall’s routine, which for a girl who has had OCD the majority of her life doesn’t feel right. While it upsets her that the girl...

Thirteen Reasons Why Review

by Jessica Studer, Staff

December 4, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books, Opinion

When Clay returned home from school to find a box on his doorstep he never would have guessed what was inside. Opening the box revealed cassette tapes recorded by his crush-Hannah Baker- who had committed suicide two weeks earlier. The tapes take him all over town each place connected to thirteen...

Book Review: Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84

by Mariana Trujillo

February 17, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books

There are approximately six Haruki Murakami novels living in the messy bookshelves of my home – among them, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, After Dark, and 1987’s Norwegian Wood, the one credited to Murakami’s burst of literary fame in his native Japan – and they are all notably not covered in dus...

“Willow” Julia Hoban

by Jessica Studer

February 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books

                  “Willow,” is a book about a girl who struggles with cutting after her parent’s death which she accidentally caused. After a night of too much drinking Willow’s parents decided to let her drive since she had her permit. But it was a very rainy day and Willow lost contr...

“Just Listen” by Sarah Dessen

by Jessica Studer

January 10, 2012


Filed under Books

“Just Listen” hooks you from the start; it’s a compelling story about a girl named Annabel who has everything you could ever want. But one summer something happens to make that all go crashing down. Her family is too preoccupied with her sister’s eating disorder to bother noticing that she no...

“This Lullaby”

“This Lullaby”

October 18, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books

Sarah Dessen’s “This Lullaby” is a compelling and dramatic book that hooks you from the very start. The characters come alive to the point that it’s like you’re with them living the story too, the unwritten character. The story is about a girl who doesn’t believe that love is real, that it...

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