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First published in 2012, Benjamin Alire Sáenzs book has won numerous awards.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is an expeditionary read

Savanah Bayer, Content Editor May 18, 2023

The novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz was a great read. This novel's main theme was regarding two Mexican-American teenage boys who build a relationship....

Our library houses many books, some more enjoyable than others.

The best and worst of high school literature is present in English classes

Natalie Yoder, Copy & Design Editor May 11, 2023

More often than not, the books we’re assigned to read in our high school English classes are tedious and painful to get through. But sometimes, there are books that actually resonate with us as readers. After...

A Child Called “It” is all from Pelzer’s perspective and based on his life.

Dave Pelzer’s A Child Called “It” captures an often unseen side of domestic violence

Aspen Bingham, Writer May 3, 2023

A Child Called "It" contains descriptions of physical abuse, neglected children, and substance abuse. Reader discretion is advised. A Child Called "It" is a book that captures Dave Pelzer's life entirely...

Author Charlie Mackey says that readers can start at any point in this book.

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is a beautifully artistic read

Skylar Whalen, Editor-in-Chief April 20, 2023

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse follows the story of a boy traveling through the wild. Throughout his journey, he meets a mole, a fox, and a horse. “The boy is full of questions, the mole is...

The Hazel Wood is an easy read and perfect for anyone who enjoys fairytale fiction.

Physiological horror story The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert was a decent read

Savanah Bayer, Content Editor March 16, 2023

The Hazel Wood is a horror, modern fairytale novel. Throughout the book protagonist, Alice and her mother, Ella, have spent most of their time on the road due to bad luck that follows them everywhere they...

This book made me see and understand difficult things that other forms of media havent done as good of a job at.

Punching the Air is one of the few books I liked this year

Raul Mares, Writer February 24, 2023

Punching the Air opens with the main character, Amal Shahid, being convicted for a crime that he didn’t commit when he was 16. Authors Ibi Zoboi and Yusuf Salaam passionately write about the ways Amal...

One Of Us Is Lying takes place in Bayview, California

One Of Us Is Lying is an eerie and eye opening novel

Chiara Puccia, Writer October 19, 2022

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus is a novel about a homicide that takes place in a high school.  At Bayview High on Sept. 24, five students are in detention: Simon, Brownyn, Nate, Cooper, and...

It Ends with Us was published on August 2, 2016. This novel is based on a true story of Colleen Hoover’s mom.

Colleen Hoover’s It Ends With Us is thought-provoking and captures readers’ hearts

Enola Potter and Abby Kearns October 13, 2022

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover is an undeniably popular book. A simple Google search shows that 95% of Google users recommend the book, and it has earned a coveted rating of 4.4 on So,...

Im Glad My Mom Died sold out within the first 24 hours of release on Aug. 9, 2022

I’m Glad My Mom Died was a shocking curtain pull exposing child acting

Sarah Post, Writer September 25, 2022

This review contains very brief mentions of eating disorders, abuse, and other sensitive topics. The memoir contains further discussion of sensitive and triggering topics. Reader discretion is advised. Growing...

Klune’s cover art is well known. Its bright and playful look perfectly represents his magical writing about self discovery.

Under the Whispering Door beautifully depicts difficult life topics

Arizona Lee, Editor-in-Chief September 13, 2022

Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune is a novel I've been wanting to read for months. Even though it isn't something I would typically be drawn to (fantasy fiction has never been my favorite genre), I...

“She found that the less she thought, the more often she found simple truths appearing right in front of her.” — Liane Moriarty, Apples Never Fall

Apples Never Fall is a well written and intricate mystery

Arizona Lee, Editor-in-Chief June 21, 2022

I love a good mystery novel, but a well written and unpredictable mystery plot is hard to find. I highly enjoyed and was incredibly impressed by Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty. Both the writing style...

This book will leave you stunned and gasping for air. The storyline is rather tragic, but it is a great fictional thrill.

The Obsession is a thrilling YA page turner

Ana Carrillo, Editor May 15, 2022

This review contains minor spoilers. Reader discretion is advised. The Obsession by Jesse Q. Sutanto is a young adult fiction book based on a truly messed-up love story. With all of the plots the characters...

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