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    A revolution. A kick-butt female protagonist. A feuding royal family. Betrayal after betrayal. Dystopian YA novels have grown increasingly popular in the last two decades. With books like The Hunger Games and Divergent, this genre has a huge franchise in not only books but movies and merchandise. Fandoms appear seemingly overnight and consume those within. ...
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    * This article contains spoilers of the book Hate List. Hate List by Jennifer Brown, a very interesting book, is about a girl named Valerie who falls in love with a boy named Nick. A different point of your typical high school romance between two outcasts, the rather cliché sounding plot takes a dark turn. ...
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    I have talked about reading and writing multiple times. At this point, you probably know that I am quite literally obsessed with books. I won’t talk about how I always loved reading but didn’t read much until I was an adult. If you want that story, you can read it here. I am, however, going ...
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    Dear friend (or so it seems), Judy, Mrs. Blume, author, woman, mother, wife, mentor. You are all those things, but the inspiration you are, transcends this list. Of course, this list is not all that you are either. There are so many words to write to you, yet none of them want to flow. Let ...
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    So, I have recently come to the conclusion that owning my own library at the rate I seem to move around is probably not the best of ideas. I loathe reading from a screen. It feels, I don’t know, cheap? Like I am cheating on a system that has worked for hundreds of years. Let’s ...
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    To my high school English teachers, Tonight I attended the senior Academic Awards Banquet with my younger sister, where I saw each of you receive a letter (or three) as a mentor. I wanted to add one. So here is a letter from a former student who sat in your classrooms a decade ago. It’s ...
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    For the past couple weeks, I have felt unnaturally energetic. Now, it’s no secret that I’m a pretty enthusiastic person online. I’m often compared to the silly, energetic characters in movies. However, generally, it doesn’t usually match my actual “in person” energy levels. I’m not ashamed to talk about my depression and mental health. I’ve ...
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    One of the shows that I have recently gotten into, thanks to my awesome mother-in-law, is Outlander on Starz. Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical, time travel Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I have recently began reading the books and been binging the show. Here are the five reasons you should be watching it: ...
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    Finding a good book is like finding a best friend. The right book can make the outside world fade away and transport readers to another world. As someone who’s been reading since before she could walk, I’ve read a lot of books. A LOT. According to my library record, I’ve read over 2,000 books this ...
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    As I have mentioned before I love books. If you were to ask anyone in my family or my friends what I want for holiday, the answer would always be books or something book-related. I’m obsessed to the point where my bookshelf is overflowing, and various tables and dressers are piled with even more books. ...