Carrie: Stephen King

Looking for an October read? Look no further! “Carrie”, by accomplished author Stephen King is the perfect combination of both psychological chaos and teenage trauma. It follows the story of a high school teenager named Carrie, who is a social outcast and the main victim of any mean girl’s torment. After suffering through school she comes home to her mother, a woman who carries an insanely cult-like worship to the Lord and the belief that her daughter is a demon. And, to be fair, she might not be entirely wrong…

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Review: Havenfall

In the midst of chaos, there is something freeing about being pulled into a captivating story that sweeps you out of your current reality and fills your head with an entirely new world. Released on March 3rd, 2020, “Havenfall” provides a promising escape for readers looking for more intrigue, mystery, and criss crossing magical worlds with each page turn. If this is what you’re looking for, then this book serves as a reservation for a stay at the Havenfall Inn, where you can poke around to your heart’s content- at your own risk…

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In This Month: Twilight

“Twilight” is an easy punching bag, but somehow, despite all its problems, there is something about the franchise that keeps drawing me back. Maybe because these books are targeted directly at me, a teenage girl. Maybe it’s because every guy in a 50-mile radius of Bella immediately falls in love with her, despite her being the physical embodiment of wheat bread. Maybe it’s the edgy, bad boy persona that Edward adopts even though he really isn’t a bad boy at all…

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In This Month: August of 1944

It can be very interesting to find out what has happened in the past and even more when it happened during the same day or month we’re currently in. I came across an article in HISTORY that stated that Anne Frank wrote her last diary entry on August 1, 1944. It is mind-blowing that Anne Frank was writing in her diary for the last time and just starting to experience all the hardships we now know she endured all those years ago…

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Viral Stories

There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the way entertainment is created and produced. Rarely, however, do we talk about the pandemic’s impact on what kind of content is being created. Most readers turn to books filled with more individual-level struggles like love triangles or relationship woes…

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Three Poets That Won’t Remind You of English Class

While there’s no doubt that some types of poetry have been heavily influenced by older, structure-heavy forms like sonnets and soliloquies, the work of many modern poets has transformed the industry into one that is much more accessible for audiences who are younger, or simply less acquainted with the poetry genre.

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Anti-Racist Reads for Life-Long Activism

While victories small and large are being won as a direct result of the Black Lives Matter protests, it is imperative that members of the non-Black community make their support a life-long commitment even after the protests become less frequent. Educating oneself is one of the most important parts of long-term activism, so here is a list of books related to the BLM movement to get you started:

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