Book Reviews

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

My mother and I had really made an effort to go into town so I could buy this book. We walked in through the doors of the bookstore and a man passed by saying “they’re closing.” We completely ignored him and pushed into the store, where a young employee told us that they were in the process of closing. “Wait! Please, we know what we want. It’s one book.” The employee glanced around and then relented. I got the book and shuffled hurriedly out the door. That was a miracle. Before I explain what this book is about, let me tell you about why I wanted to read it so badly...

Book Reviews

Code Name Verity

After getting this at my favorite second-hand bookstore, I had high expectations. The synopsis and quotes on the cover from places like the New York Times made it sound like such a good book. Let’s just say that as of this moment, I finished it ten minutes ago. I still am not sure how my expectations of this book effected my reading experience, but it was a rollercoaster...

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Everything, Everything

It all started when I went to see Beauty and the Beast. In the theatre, they always show nearly 20 minutes of ads and upcoming movie trailers. I’m one of those people who likes this just fine, for the most part. A trailer for Everything, Everything came on. It looked spellbinding and emotional. A while later, my friend said she was reading a book called Everything, Everything. Deja vu! Once she finished, she let me borrow it, before I finished it the next morning...