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Namesake by Sue MacLeod - Review by Emma, Teen Blogger

Posted on November 20, 2015 at 10:11 AM
Lady Jane Grey is famous for having ruled England for nine days. After Edward the Sixth’s death, Lady Jane Grey was named Queen but Edward’s half sister, Mary, exercised her right to the crown and had Lady Jane thrown into the Tower of London where she stayed until her execution in 1554. Namesake, by Sue MacLeod, tells Lady Jane’s story in a wonderful and exciting way, tying it in with the modern world of a Haligonian high school student.
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American Sniper - Review by Hannah, Teen Blogger

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 12:29 PM
American Sniper is the story of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL who did four tours in Iraq. This book describes Kyle’s training and upbringing to become a Navy SEAL, but the heart of the text deals with Kyle’s experience in combat. Though he was America’s most prolific sniper, Kyle’s wartime experience went well beyond shooting. Kyle was a much unpolished writer, but he told his story clearly and genuinely. At times politically incorrect or even crude, Kyle’s writing seems restlessly honest. This is the kind of the book that could not be put down...
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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner - Review by Pranathi, Teen Blogger

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 11:01 AM
Fear, pride, motherhood and love were all just empty words to Addie Bundren, just shapes to fill empty spaces. What may have seemed real at first, such as the affection she felt for her husband Hans, had disappeared. To Addie Bundren nothing was right, nobody was pure, and most words were lies. She believed her family had taken her away from her home and that most of her children showed no care for her. With these poisonous thoughts in her mind, she decided her family deserved the worst punishment. William Faulkner, through this novel, tells the story of a woman who lived a bitter life: a life of hate and a life or paranoia which drove her mad...
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How To Write - Article by Becca, Teen Blogger

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 09:51 AM
Everyone who likes to write knows the feeling: you're sitting around, not doing too much of anything, when BAM! Inspiration. It hits you like a bolt of lightning. You run to your nearest writing device and jot down a couple quick notes. This is going to be great, you think to yourself. Day one, two, and three pass without a problem. Soon, you realize you've written the most you have the entire past month! You're on fire! Why don't you do this more often? But that's always when it happens. Day four. You start to lose steam. Your ideas are fading-your fantastic burst of motivation is slipping from your fingers like wet soap. Does any of this sound familiar? If so, continue reading! This blog post is a how-to, on this very problem.
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