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Why Books Make Better Companions Than People

Why Books Make Better Companions Than People

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017 • 56 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

For those of us who are wallflowers and introverts, exuberant groups of high school students can become tiring to hang around for any long period of time. I often hear others’ conversation several occasions throughout the average school day and it dawns on me how unimportant, unnecessary and somewhat...

The Top 10 Most Anticipated YA Books of 2017

The Top 10 Most Anticipated YA Books of 2017

Bella Angell, Staff Writer
May 10, 2017 • 110 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

There were many great Young-Adult books released in 2016, but even more are being released in 2017! They range from LGBTQ+ contemporaries to sci-fi and fantasy. These books are released throughout the whole year so you can always be reading one while you wait for the next! (Note: Some of these are stand-alone...

E-Books versus Physical Books

E-Books versus Physical Books

Bella Angell, Staff Writer
February 23, 2016 • 260 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Which is better: e-Books or physical copies of books? The debate has gone on for such a long time.  Some people like e-Books for the convenience, and others like physical books because of the smell. I am here to give defenses for both sides and hopefully settle this dispute. E-Books have grown to...

An Open Letter to Annotations

An Open Letter to Annotations

Kristin Iler, Staff Writer
January 8, 2016 • 457 views
Filed under Editor's Picks, Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Dear Annotations, You really are something, with all of your analytical madness, symbolism, and infinite imagery. Why must you keep us up for hours wondering how much deeper we can go into a paragraph, or how far between the lines that we can read? Why does everything we read have to be based on you?...

Ransom Riggs Event in Decatur

Ransom Riggs Event in Decatur

Bella Angell, Staff Writer
November 17, 2015 • 395 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

Ransom Riggs, the well-known author of the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series, included Atlanta, Georgia on his five city book release event to announce the most recent addition to his wildly popular series, Library of Souls. Previous books include Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Chi...

The Escape From Reality

The Escape From Reality

Bella Angell, Staff Writer
October 12, 2015 • 327 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

I come to my senses and shiver. There is sweat on my forehead. I don’t remember anything, including who I am. I hear footsteps, slow and steady. There are whispers in the hallway. Finally, a door slowly opens. While some light enters the room, I am unable to see the shadow before me. He says a...

A Review of The Giver

A Review of The Giver

Amanda Lewsader, Staff Writer
April 2, 2015 • 504 views
Filed under Books, Showcase

Lois Lowry is a very well known writer, responsible for creating a new world that is similar to all of the dystopian stories, but is also different and intriguing in its own way. Lowry often used great adjectives and detail to explain and create imagery for the reader to make her ideas seem clearer to...

Finish 2014 With a Good Book

Finish 2014 With a Good Book

Noelle Walker, Facebook Admin
November 17, 2014 • 562 views
Filed under Books, Showcase

There are thousands upon thousands of books in the world. Many are well known, while there are some readers might never hear of. And, sometimes, the ones they never hear of are the ones that can change their life. Books can relate to many people; they can conjure their hidden love of reading—a love...

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