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ON THE MONDAY when The Fault in Our Stars was the #1 movie in America, I spent the morning at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven learning about the intricate physics of intersecting radiation beams and marveling at an animated scan of the inside of my friend Ash’s body: a Rorschach image of irregular black-and-white shapes that each emerged and grew and shrank and vanished as we moved down from her shoulders through her healthy heart, spotted lungs, scarred gastro-esophageal junction, stabilized liver, and newly enlarged lymph node.
Told in alternating chapters. Legend by Marie Lu is a story of two teenagers. June, a brilliant but militaristic girl from the Republic, and Day, a fugitive and a terrorist from the slums. June, with her perfect test score, is in pursuit of Day, who in attempting to rescue his family from the plague, has made himself the target of June’s Republic. How? By murdering June’s brother. Continue reading
Now everyone dreams of an adventure, in the hopes of not only meeting new people but discovering who they are.
After staging his death and running away, Huck meets up with Jim, a runaway slave from the village. They decide to travel down the river together and gain their freedom in return. Continue reading
When it comes to John Green, it’s sad to say that I’m not too familiar with his work. With the exception to The Fault in our Stars, I haven’t read any of his other books which is why I plan to remedy this during the summer. My friends and I have decided to read Paper Towns together and have a book club of sorts.
John Green is one of the most well-known authors in YA with a twitter following of 2.87 million and cult following for his YouTube account that he shares with his brother Hank called VlogBrothers. Green first rose to prominence with the publishing of his first work Looking for Alaska.
I will be making post some time in the future about our thoughts on Paper Towns as well as a review.
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Note: I might possibly make a recording of myself reading the prologue of Paper Towns. Please let me know if you would be interested in something like that.
The book is set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, the escalation of World War II. The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. The story focuses on Liesel’s relationship with her foster parents, the other residents in their neighborhood, and a young Jewish man who hides in her home. Continue reading
50 years ago, the Problem began. Haunts, spirits, and specters started appearing throughout the city of London and it is up to children with psychic abilities to eradicate these supernatural foes.
Lucy Carlyle has just joined Lockwood & Co, a small ghost hunting agency led by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood that runs independently without any adult supervision. After a disastrous assignment, the fate of Lockwood & Co as well as the lives of Lucy, Anthony, and George, rests upon the completion a perilous investigation of Combe Carey Hall, one of the most haunted houses in England. Continue reading
Emmy nominations are going to be announced in a few days and even though the entire cast of Game of Thrones is excellent, I wanted to showcase someone I felt was most deserving of a nomination.
Pottermore. Ahh I remember when it was first announced, potter fans all over the world were scrambling to find out what Pottermore was exactly. Now that it’s been here for a while, the website seems to have lost its glamour.