ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

“Miracles are statistical improbabilities. And fate is an illusion humanity uses to comfort itself in the dark. There are no absolutes in life, save death.” As soon as I saw Illuminae on a shelf in the library I couldn’t resist immediately picking it up. The physical design of this book deserves a thunderous round of … Continue reading ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner

“Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.” Confused? If not, there's about a 99 percent chance that you will be upon cracking open the spine of William Faulkner's classic novel The Sound and the Fury. I read … Continue reading THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner

Good Thoughts // Wreck This Journal 9

Follow me as I adventure through my copy of Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith. Click here to see my other completed pages! Unfortunately I've been working on this page for so long that I don't actually have a picture of what it looked like before. The instructions say: Page of good thoughts.  The first thing that popped into … Continue reading Good Thoughts // Wreck This Journal 9

THE STARBOARD SEA by Amber Dermont

“Bellingham Academy: everything you always wanted in a prep school and less.”  Boarding schools have always been a setting that immediately intrigues and captivates me. Generally, young adult literature is criticized for its lack of adult or parental figures, primarily because it doesn’t accurately reflect life as an adolescent. Sure, teenagers may feel as though … Continue reading THE STARBOARD SEA by Amber Dermont

Why Mr. Bennet is My Favorite Character in P&P

When I read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice for the second time, I fully expected Mr. Darcy ultimately be my favorite character. Everyone and their mother seems to love Mr. Darcy in that infatuated, fangirl-ish way, but I found that my admiration was sparked by a different P&P man: Mr. Bennet. Here's why: 1. He's bookish and spends most … Continue reading Why Mr. Bennet is My Favorite Character in P&P

Rue: The Real MVP of the Hunger Games

While rereading Suzanne Collins' novel The Hunger Games for my Introduction to Literature class, I couldn't help but notice that one character in particular is vastly undervalued and under-discussed. As the title of this post would suggest, this character is none other than Rue, the female tribute from District 11. She may be the youngest tribute in … Continue reading Rue: The Real MVP of the Hunger Games

THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins

I think that many readers-- myself included-- fall prey to the common misconception that there are two distinct categories of literature. The first of these categories could be considered "hard literature" (I don't know if these names already exist-- I'm completely making them up on the spot). These are the texts we are often forced … Continue reading THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins