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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 ...

Why Books Make Better Companions Than People

It’s amazing how countless universes can exist, just bound in small objects, and be restricted only by the imagination of the author.

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

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

There are so many books being released in 2017! Which are you most excited for?

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017

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

Reading lets you escape to another world that no one else will see.

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016

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

“Annotations do not let me enjoy books anymore. Whenever I go to read, I do not imagine what is happening in the story. I start thinking of the rhetorical devices used throughout it. I don’t read as much as a did before annotations were a part of my life.” – Tinaye Gibbons

Kristin Iler, Staff Writer

January 8, 2016

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

Photo used with permission by Lorrie Angell; Ransom Riggs is happy to see a devoted fan/reader with all three books for his signature.

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

November 17, 2015

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

A book can be everyone’s escape from reality, only some people haven’t found the right book.

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

October 12, 2015

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

Engaged with the story that is unfolding before her, Sarah Klein, freshman, comments, “The book has an interesting story, but has some dull moments.”

Amanda Lewsader, Staff Writer

April 2, 2015

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

Freshman Allison Frady holds a copy of Delirium by Lauren Oliver. “I love reading because it takes you to different places.” Frady said.

Noelle Walker, Facebook Admin

November 17, 2014

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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