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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...

When Will the End Come for You?

It started as a jumble of numbers that would eventually form dates. Those dates set Madelyn Fynn apart from the rest of society, and they are the reason she is suspected of murder.

Julie Day, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

Would you want to know what date you are going to die? Victoria Laurie poses this question in an admirable way in her novel When. Madelyn Fynn is a junior in high school who was given an innate ability to see the death-dates of everyone she sees. Maddie’s mother, an alcoholic widow, uses her daug...

Four Promising Book-to-Movie Adaptations Screening in 2015

Freshman Mary Kate Schwaemmle reads Paper Towns in preparation for the movie.

Morgan Champion, Staff Writer

January 22, 2015

With all of the amazing book-to-movie adaptations the entertainment world offered to bookworms in 2014, one can't help but daydream about their plans for 2015, and considering the box office success of previous films such as Divergent, The Fault in our Stars, The Hunger Games Trilogy, The Maze Runner, If I Stay...

An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines is another addition that should be added to your must read list Witty, unpredictable, and poignant, this book has captured readers globally, and will leave you thinking, guaranteed.

Amanda Lewsader, Staff Writer

October 31, 2014

John Green yet again succeeds in writing another number one bestseller. Colin, the main character, has a problem with Katherines and not the Catherines that are spelt with a C. When he gets dumped for the 19th time by a Katherine, he becomes broken-hearted and dramatically depressed. He desperately needs to f...

Uglies by Scott Westerfield Book Review

Hannah Sweet holding a copy of Uglies by Scott Westerfield.

Noelle Walker, Staff Writer

January 23, 2014

Imagine someone living in a world where they are raised to believe they are ugly. And they continue to believe it until they turn 16—in which they then go through an operation to become ‘pretty’. Tally Youngblood does. Ever since Tally could remember, she had been raised to think that everyone...

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