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Mieko Kawakami’s novel, Heaven, explores the mind of an adolescent. She paints the scenes with a raw beauty, tormenting and captivating readers with each turn of a page.
Heaven by Mieko Kawakami
Hong-An Phan, Co-Editor in Chief • February 16, 2023

What makes up a teenager’s mind? In a coming of age novel that deep dives into the psychoanalysis of different characters, Mieko Kawakami sets...

“The Great Divorce” by C.S. Lewis takes you along on a ride to Heaven.
The Great Divorce Book Review
Nicole Moore, Spiritual Life Editor • February 16, 2023

“…that love, as mortals understand the word, isn’t enough. Every natural love will rise again and live forever in this country: but none...

The “Ugly Love” book cover by Colleen Hoover subtlety represents the major plot twist presented in her friends-with-benefits story.
Ugly Love
Mia Wilson, Podcast Editor • February 14, 2023

After being published in 2014, “Ugly Love” by Colleen Hoover rose to fame in the midst of “booktok,” a subcommunity of book-worms on...

The “Verity” Book Cover by Colleen Hoover encapsulates the psychological thrill presented in her exciting story.
Mia Wilson, Podcast Editor • January 20, 2023

Please research trigger warnings before reading this book. Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times Best Selling Author for over twenty of...

The cover of Laurie Halse Anderson’s book “Speak”. The main character’s growth throughout the novel is paralleled with her artistic improvement in her art class.
Speak Book Review
Brooke Johnston-Quirarte, Social Media Editor • January 17, 2023

“Speak” is the story of a highschool student faced with constant struggle and discernment. Through main character, Melinda, Laurie Halse...

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...

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