Books

Redemption: Deep waters

By |2018-10-04T14:04:30+00:00October 4th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Books|

Senior Kamryn Schultz finishes up her serialized book titled Redemption. Chapters will be revealed every two weeks. Make sure to check back twice a month and leave comments on what you think about it. If you missed the fifteenth chapter, read Trust. Interlaken reminded me of a fairytale my mom used to read me. There were these pixies, and they were trying to reach a mountain full of treasure. And just below the mountain, resting peacefully along the shallow waters, was a lake town.

Review: The Bitter Side of Sweet

By |2018-09-24T09:15:41+00:00September 11th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Books, Reviews|

The Bitter Side of Sweet, by Tara Sullivan, shares the story of Amadou, a fifteen-year old boy and his eight-year old brother Seydou. Imprisoned on a cocoa farm that uses child labor in the center of Ivory Coast, Africa, the brothers fight to survive and reach harvesting quotas each day.

Book Review: Once an Arafat Man

By |2018-05-18T08:20:20+00:00May 11th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Books, Home Feature 1|

Once An Arafat Man, a memoir by Taysir Saada, provides a fresh look into the changing worlds of warfare, terrorism and religious beliefs in the Middle East. From page one, Saada draws a distinct line between his old life of hate and his new life in Christ. Born to Palestinian parents in the Gaza Strip, he lived only three years in his hometown before his family fled.

Redemption: Trust

By |2018-04-17T10:55:05+00:00April 11th, 2018|Books|

Junior Kamryn Schultz, starts the second half of her serialized book titled Redemption. Chapters will be revealed every two weeks. Make sure to check back twice a month and leave comments on what you think about it. If you missed the fourteenth chapter, read Berchtesgaden. “OK, don’t panic. There has to be another way out of here.” I searched the sides of the cave trying to find a possible exit. I pressed against the walls for hidden triggers or secret openings. Nothing. And just as I directed not to, Indi started freaking out. She hit another wall with her fists, each time doing more damage to her hands.

Redmeption: Berchtesgaden

By |2018-03-14T13:41:42+00:00March 9th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Books|

Junior Kamryn Schultz, starts the second half of her serialized book titled Redemption. Chapters will be revealed every two weeks. Make sure to check back twice a month and leave comments on what you think about it. If you missed the thirteenth chapter, read Indiana. The boat docked in Bremerhaven, Germany a couple days after we had taken off. Indiana and I gathered the little things we owned and made our way to find a cab. Tomas gave his goodbyes and promised Indi he would be here if we needed anything else. I could tell by the look on both their faces they needed each other more than anything.

Book Review: The Forgotten Book

By |2018-09-25T11:09:32+00:00February 26th, 2018|Blog, Books, Juliana Lozano|

The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Glaser is unusual in comparison to normal young adult novels, mainly because it translated from German. The opening scene quickly draws in readers and entices them to stay in the beautiful world Glaser establishes. Main character Emma attends school in a castle called Stolzenburg, of which her father is headmaster. Her and her best friend, Charlotte, begin settling in when Emma notices a book in one of the chests in the unused library. The rest of the novel follows the discovery and intrigue of this mysterious book.

Breaking Through: Father (Lies on the Sickbed), Part Two

By |2018-03-14T13:47:20+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Books|

By the time journalist Keith Zhu was 18 years old, he decided to write a short serialized novel, Breaking Through, reflecting on his life experience. Zhu wants to show his background and his dream through this novel, the unique points of his life and also the depression he experienced on the road to achieving his goal. Father stopped his job and moved to stay with us in early 2014 when I was 14-year-old; a 9th grader. In the beginning, I was always wondering when he was supposed to leave; and soon I got used to living with him.

Breaking Through: Father (Lies on the Sickbed), Part One

By |2018-03-14T13:48:08+00:00February 15th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Books|

By the time, Journalist Keith Zhu is 18 years old, he decides to write a short serialized novel, Breaking Through, reflecting on his life experience. Zhu wants to show his background and his dream through this novel, the unique points of his life and also the depression he had on the road to achieving his goal. For Keith’s first chapter, read Chapter One: Road Trace . For Keith's second chapter, read The old man on Waikiki Beach. I have never seen a family portrait in any of the five houses that my family has stayed, for 18 years since my birth, there have never been one. Mother said that we don’t have this kind of family tradition, and every time she tried to put her lens toward me, I just pushed her away. Now, when I look at those scattered old pictures that mother texted me, I could not even piece together a single moment of my childhood.

Redemption: Indiana

By |2018-02-13T11:36:54+00:00February 6th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Books|

Junior Kamryn Schultz, starts the second half of her serialized book titled Redemption. Chapters will be revealed every two weeks. Make sure to check back twice a month and leave comments on what you think about it. If you missed the twelfth chapter, read The Project. “Why is my backpack so heavy?” I slouched over from the painful weight on my back. Trying to adjust the straps was no use since they pinched my shoulders anyway they sat. The gear given to us in the lab were standard traveling items; food and water, clothes, and money for travels. There were also ropes, pickaxes, and a utility belt filled with gadgets I wasn’t allowed to look at until later. The gear weighed a couple pounds more than I expected, and the effort of lugging it around was killing me.

Book review: Almost Midnight

By |2018-09-25T11:08:51+00:00January 17th, 2018|Blog, Books, Juliana Lozano|

To “ring in the new year”, the first book that I decided to pick up for 2018 was Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell, a book with “two festive short stories” about the new year. Rowell has written other full-length novels including #1 New York Times Bestseller Eleanor and Park, Fangirl, and many others. Mostly known for her enchanting romantic plotlines, Almost Midnight follows a similar pattern.

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