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“Good Omens:” Ineffable Book and TV Show Differences

The Good Omens TV poster with all characters and important details.

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

The “Good Omens” book came out over 20 years ago and the show came out in May of 2019. Naturally, people began comparing the two. There are some very different elements to the book compared to the show from character design to forgetting characters altogether.  “Good Omens” surrounds six different sto...

A Sea of Emotion

This poem was inspired by the novel “Fahrenheit 451”. Photo by: Blue Loft.

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2019

From the river Into the woods He drifted With a sea of thoughts that could not be lifted He drifted Feelings and emotions The waves of his mind came flooding in a chorus of voices He thought of all of his choices The moon was high Stars floated motionlessly in the sky All was silent Stumbl...

New Year, New Books: Top 10 Anticipated Young-Adult Books of 2019

There are many Young-Adult books being released in 2019, but there are 10 in particular that bibliophiles have been ranting and raving about.

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2019

What is a better way to ring in the new year than visiting the local Barnes & Noble to pick up some new YA releases? While many book releases have already been announced (and some are still waiting to be announced), there are 10 that bibliophiles CANNOT stop talking about. Here they are in chronol...

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

So many new releases, not enough time! What movies were your favorite in 2018? Photo by: Bella Angell

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2019

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

Becky Albertalli (left) and Adam Silvera (right) discuss how they initiated the idea to incorporate the “missed connections” feature on Craigslist into their story.

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2018

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

The authors of the “YA Truth or Dare Presented by YATL” panel start off by trying to figure out the flavor of the drinks in their bottles. Little does Becky Albertalli know, she will be picked as the first contestant. Authors pictured left to right: David Arnold, Julian Winters, Nic Stone, Becky Albertalli and Angie Thomas.

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018

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

McCall Hoyle (left) prepares for her event at Decatur Book Festival by bringing in a box of books, setting up a poster outside the entrance to the Auditorium and catching up with her friend Joanne O’ Sullivan.

Bella Angell, Features&Opinion Editor

September 8, 2017

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

Fans of the Harry Potter franchise flock to movie theaters on the release date of the first film of the series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This movie reflected the popularity of the Harry Potter series and the hype for its release was major for several weeks.

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017

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

As two authors walk in front of a fangirl, a squeal escapes from her lips. After crossing an intersection, she takes her phone out to capture the moment.

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

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

J.K. Rowling author of the Harry Potter series years writing the books. She has become the one of the first female successful authors of her time and still continues to write spinoff books of the series.

Emma Ray, Staff Writer

December 19, 2016

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

Here, you can learn the top five things to do, books, costumes and movies! These pumpkins at Kinsey’s Family Farm capture an essence of how fun Halloween is.

Grace Wood, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

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 moderators and authors from the YA Truth or Dare panel gather to allow the audience to take pictures. The crowd claps and cheers for them as they exit the stage.

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016

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...

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