Young Adult Cancer Story by Briallen Hopper

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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.

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Legend by Marie Lu


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

Book Club – Paper Towns by John Green

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 Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

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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