Category Archives: Book Reviews

Summer Reading with the Help of York County Libraries

  Summer is in full swing. Whether it is by the pool, in a hammock, or during those long car rides to dream vacations, books seem to always work their way into busy schedules. One way this occurs in York County … Continue reading

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‘The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender’ is a haunting and stunning debut

“The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender” by Leslye Walton is positively one of the most extraordinary books I have read in a long time; its union of poetic writing and vivid storytelling sparked my imagination and engulfed me … Continue reading

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Race to read ‘The Maze Runner’ by James Dashner before seeing the movie

‘The Maze Runner’ by James Dasher has recently been released in theaters, and everyone is running to see it. The action-packed trailers are pretty tempting, but I recommend reading the book before watching the movie, especially since you would be … Continue reading

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Spinoffs of Shakespeare’s classic ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Recently, I have discovered the wonder, and evil, that plagues every high school student– Shakespeare. Normally, I would consider myself advanced in English class, but Shakespeare’s never-ending soliloquies weave a fog around my brain that is practically impossible to clear. … Continue reading

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Five books you need to read in high school

While perusing my school’s library the other day, I couldn’t help, but notice the numerous volumes of classics hidden away, and slowly, collecting dust. Bent, unloved, and shoved into the back depths of the wooden shelves, it was obvious these … Continue reading

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Daring to be different in “Divergent” by Veronica Roth

By Helen Zeidman Red Lion Area Senior High School This year seems to be the year of movie adaptations of books. “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Vampire Academy,” and “The Maze Runner” are all premiering in the theaters this year. … Continue reading

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Three Giant Culture Phenomenons That Must Have Looked Pretty Familiar When They First Came Out

There’s nothing new under the stars – our culture is so completely incestuous that we, as Americans and as humans, have almost come to expect it – to the point that the use of “stars” instead of “sun” in the … Continue reading

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Friday Book Club: Beginnings

Hello all, Maddie here! The Friday Book Club is a new, every-other-Friday feature that starts today! I have abandoned Fashion Friday for something that, while it might be slightly more academic, is, in my mind, no less fun. Today, we … Continue reading

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Calling all fangirls: Books coming in 2014

In recent years, a new epidemic has taken off — fangirling. Crowds of girls and boys alike have been discovered obsessing over bands, TV shows, movies and most importantly, books. Some of these fans have waited for years to satisfy … Continue reading

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“Don’t be Cruel” By Mike Argento, And Four Other Books Not Written In 2013

No, these are not the five greatest books published in 2013. I did not read any books published in 2013. It’s a rare sight for me to read a book published in this century, so I’m the exact wrong person … Continue reading

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