literature

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

I read Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close a few years ago and it moved me tremendously. So, when I saw the movie on sale for 5 bucks (!!!), I picked it up, certain of its awesomeness. In particular, I thought of its mystery aspects and its exploration of human connections and love. The story offers a much …

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Anl. Symmetry in the Harry Potter Series

  One of my favorite aspects of the Harry Potter series is its symmetry. It is wonderful to see connections throughout the books and movies. In particular, I like the little bits and bobs linking the stories all together. When it comes to Harry himself, his relationship with Hagrid, connects the story from book 1 to the …

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BR: Courage and Character in Since You’ve Been Gone

When I approached Since You’ve Been Gone, I slacked and hesitated. Then, one night, I was shaking and sweating profusely. I couldn’t sleep and the world felt unbearably dark, so, I pulled out the cheery cover of Emily and Sloane’s story. I begin and I don’t stop till I am done with the book. In …

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BR: Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here

Part of having an online presence is this weird isolation from real life, whatever that is. I remember growing up with the Harry Potter fandom, reading fanfiction, and not really being in tune with who was popular in school, or crushes, or friendships. I was kind of in my own bubble hovering maddeningly in a …

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The Olympic Book Tag

  ★QUESTIONS:Question #1: The Opening Ceremony: What book did you think had an incredible opening? I’ll Give You the Sun Question #2: The Games: What is your favorite fictional competition? The photography competition in Hold Still. Question #3: The Original: The modern games are based on the original Greek competition. What is your favorite book based on a classic?This …

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