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Read the Book, Watch the Movie: Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations of 2018

Read the Book, Watch the Movie: Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations of 2018

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2019


Filed under Books, Features, Movies, TV, & Games, Showcase

The year 2018 was full of iconic Young-Adult (YA) fiction events, from book festivals to red carpets. How could someone remember them all? Many teens are looking for a new book to read, but they struggle to find something that they are interested in. What would be more interesting than watching a boo...

“What If It’s Us” Release Event at Milton Public Library

“What If It’s Us” Release Event at Milton Public Library

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

On Oct. 9, 2018, the novel “What If It’s Us” by young-adult (YA) authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera hit shelves all over the country. To celebrate its release, the authors went on tour with eight stops in the United States: Georgia, New York, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Texas, Tennessee...

“YA” Cannot Wait to Hear about Decatur Book Festival 2018

“YA” Cannot Wait to Hear about Decatur Book Festival 2018

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Every year on Labor Day weekend, thousands of bibliophiles gather to meet authors, listen to panels and share their love for books. One stage in particular receives great attention every year: the Young Adult Stage. Once again, they put on a great series of discussions and authors for Decatur Book Fe...

Former NFMS Teacher McCall Hoyle Releases Debut Novel

Former NFMS Teacher McCall Hoyle Releases Debut Novel

Bella Angell, Features&Opinion Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

McCall Hoyle, a teacher at Chestatee High School and past teacher at North Forsyth Middle School, released her debut novel The Thing with Feathers Tuesday, Sept. 5. Her launch party took place in Athens at Avid Bookshop where she talked about her book’s story and afterwards met fans whose books ...

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Expands

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Expands

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

On Nov. 18, 2016, the first installment of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film series was released. This movie immediately became a majorly popular hit immediately and made millions in only the first day of release. Even the Disney film Moana, which came out on Nov. 23, did not slow dow...

A Fangirl Experience

A Fangirl Experience

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Literature

I feel the cold wind burn my face As I walk through the streets of Charleston. Constantly saying goodbye: To chances, To people, To unforgettable moments. Intersections are my directions, Turn left, Turn right, Cross the road and keep going straight. Signs tell me if I have...

Harry Potter: Behind the Scar

Harry Potter: Behind the Scar

Emma Ray, Staff Writer

December 19, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

In 1997, Harry Potter entered the world as “The Boy Who Lived” and captivated the world. Within a decade, seven books were published, movies were produced, and theme parks were built bringing the Harry Potter world to life. But behind all of these things is J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter....

Celebrating Halloween into November – Top Fives

Celebrating Halloween into November – Top Fives

Grace Wood, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Halloween may be over, but it’s such a fun holiday that many continue to celebrate the spookiness well into November. These Halloween treats are what we love about this fun holiday. Now, let’s run through the top five of some of our favorite aspects of Halloween that you can use to keep the spirit...

The Upside of the Decatur Book Festival 2016: Teen Stage

The Upside of the Decatur Book Festival 2016: Teen Stage

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

The Decatur Book Festival took place on Sept. 3 and 4 in downtown Decatur, Georgia. It is one of the largest book festivals in the nation where a variety of authors and readers gather to talk about all things relating to books. Bibliophiles are able to meet their favorite writers, and they get to meet...

Gender vs. Genre

Gender vs. Genre

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

May 23, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Should boys read young-adult fiction novels? Should girls read books about the Civil War? Stereotyping has become a natural trait in humans that is constantly being passed on to their children. I personally think that anyone can read whatever they want, as long as they enjoy it. A lot of males enjoy...

#BookLivesMatter

#BookLivesMatter

Alex Rodgers, Web Editor

May 10, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

In modern day society, books are often looked at as things of the past, forgotten with all of the life lessons that they contain. Books, especially the older ones, hold complex themes that are glanced over and often taken for granted in this era of technology. Written word is a dying art, so the messages...

Why All These Classics?

Why All These Classics?

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

A topic that many teens talk about is what books are being required to read in school. Pretty much all of the books are classics. There are many high schoolers who despise reading, so they have a smaller chance of being successful in school. If a few young-adult novels were introduced to school reading...

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