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The Poppy War is the first book from The Poppy War trilogy, written by R.F. Kuang. It is highly appraised for its roots in Asian history and accurate portrayals of war.
The Poppy War
Hong-An Phan, Co-Editor in Chief • November 10, 2022

Fantasy books are highly appraised for their detailed worlds, made of fictional cultures and social hierarchies. While it is entertaining to...

Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women by Kate Manne is a devastating call to a woman’s reality. Sarah Brown is critical of her accusatory tone but admires her feminist attempts.
Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women by Kate Manne
Sarah Brown, Co-Editor in Chief • November 2, 2022

"Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women" by Kate Manne is a radical perspective of misogyny, described by Manne as “hostility women and girls...

Daisy Jones and The Six Review
Daisy Jones and The Six Review
Brooke Johnston-Quirarte, Social Media Editor • October 20, 2022

Hollywood pop culture is familiar with fame, fortune, and falls from glory. No novel best portrays this than Daisy Jones and The Six. Daisy...

The Secret History was written by Donna Tartt and published in 1992. The novel follows the story of Richard Papen and his friends’ descent to madness at Hampden College.
The Secret History
Hong-An Phan, Editor in Chief • October 13, 2022

With the comforting warmth of autumn having just settled in, many have started their ‘fall reading’ cycle. Books like Frankenstein or If...

Girl, Interrupted
Girl, Interrupted
Sarah Brown, CCHS News Editor • September 30, 2022

It is not uncommon to claim that a story's original written publication is better than the film that succeeds it. This stems from the process...

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Book Review
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Book Review
Brooke Johnston-Quirarte, Social Media Editor • September 21, 2022

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Brooke Johnston-Quirarte Amazon Books Over the summer with school stress absolved, I spent most of my...

Meet the team! Brooke Quirarte ‘24, Sarah Brown ‘24, and Hong-An Phan ‘24. (Pictured: Left to Right)
Behind the Scenes @ Dons Reads
Hong-An Phan, Sarah Brown, and Brooke Johnston-Quirarte September 15, 2022

Hi Dons! Welcome to the Dons Reads column, where we share and review notable pieces of literature for you to enjoy. The writers of this column...

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Hong-An Phan, Politics & News Editor • September 9, 2022

In the past few years, Tik Tok has influenced many aspects of my life, one of which are the books that I choose to purchase. My attention is...

Heart Berries 
Heart Berries 
Sarah Brown, CCHS News Editor • August 30, 2022

My hands hesitantly brushed the bookshelf at Valley Thrift and I began to pick through the miscellaneous selection. Between the smell of dust...

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