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Maus tells Holocaust survivor’s story in a new way

Maus tells Holocaust survivor’s story in a new way

By: Kelly Branco, Reporter and Book Nook Editor

January 19, 2019

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January is Holocaust remembrance month so this month I will be reviewing books surrounding the Holocaust. The first book this month, well series, is the Maus series by Art Spiegelman. Spiegelman tel...

A Not-So-Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

A Not-So-Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

By: Kelly Branco, Reporter and Book Nook Editor

December 13, 2018

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James Patterson wrote Merry Christmas, Alex Cross in 2012. It is the 19th novel in the Alex Cross series. The story follows detective Alex Cross on Christmas...

Libraries: we still need them

Libraries: we still need them

December 6, 2018

We need public libraries. That isn’t something that’s going to change- contrary to popular belief. With the growth of the internet, there are m...

Seeing the rest of the story in After You is mediocre

Seeing the rest of the story in After You is mediocre

By: Kelly Branco, Reporter and Book Nook Editor

November 28, 2018

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After You is the sequel to Jojo Moyes's New York Times bestseller novel, Me Before You. It is the second book in the Me Before You Trilogy. It follows the story of heroine Louisa Clark afte...

Three Shakespeare Plays Everyone Should Read

Three Shakespeare Plays Everyone Should Read

November 17, 2018

William Shakespeare's plays are taught in high schools and middle schools around the country. His plays are considered classic works in the theater. Although,...

Me Before You breaks hearts

Me Before You breaks hearts

By: Kelly Branco, Editor and Reporter

November 2, 2018

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Me Before You  is a New York Times bestseller and now a major motion picture. It is the first book in the Me Before You series and considered Jojo Moy...

All The Light We Cannot See opens eyes to different stories

All The Light We Cannot See opens eyes to different stories

By: Kelly Branco, Editor and Reporter

October 19, 2018

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All The Light We Cannot See is a book written by Anthony Doerr, it is a New York Times bestseller. It is his second novel and he won the 2015 Pulitzer F...

“The Outsiders”: a page-turning read for young adults

“The Outsiders”: a page-turning read for young adults

By: Bryan Barros, Spring Reporter

June 18, 2018

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The Outsiders, one of the most renowned American young adult novels in the world, has always been a literary monarch. Even 51 years after it's publishi...

What secrets do you have in “The Cellar”

By: Aimee Seppelt, Spring reporter

June 15, 2018

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Long Thorpe is a very quiet town until a teenage girl goes missing and the police can't track her or her kidnapper down. There's not much time left, so they have to act quick. The book is told from the perspective of the missing girl. Meeting more girls her kidnapper had kidnapped, she knows this isn't going to end well. Natasha Preston is the writer on The Cellar. Preston has written many other books like The Cellar, Silen...

A thrilling Sci-Fi story, The 5th Wave is an adventure

June 11, 2018

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The 5th Wave, published in 2013, transports readers on a Sci-Fi filled adventure. However, five years later, does it still keep book lovers coming for more aliens and action? Written by Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave is a Science fiction novel set in a Dystopian America. Following a series of four "Waves" from an Alien race, America has reached a low point. Main Character Ca...

Staying Strong 365 days a year a one of a kind book

Staying Strong 365 days a year a one of a kind book

By: Arianna Hernandez, Spring Reporter

June 11, 2018

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Staying Strong 365 Days A Year is a biography written by American singer Demi Lovato. It's a one of a kind book that is good for the mind and soul. ...

Tiger Eyes is an eyeopening adventure

Tiger Eyes is an eyeopening adventure

By: Robyn Epstein, Spring Reporter

June 8, 2018

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Tiger Eyes is a book written by Judy Blume about a girl name Davey. Davey is dealing with her own normal growing-up issues as well as grief from her fath...

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