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Book Den Reviews: The Fifth Season

Book Den Reviews: The Fifth Season

Story by: Ashlei Gosha, Entertainment Editor

April 29, 2017

“The Fifth Season” by N. K. Jemisin enticed me from the moment I read the first page. A stunning example of in media res, the main character’s husband has just murdered her son and fled with their daughter. Jemisin thrust me into a strange new world filled with fear, hate and mystery. Between ch...

Book Den Reviews: Words in Deep Blue

Book Den Reviews: Words in Deep Blue

Story by: Libby Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2017

Finally, a book for book lovers, about book lovers, written by a book lover. The perfect novel to sit back and relax on a Sunday evening, Cath Crowley offers a fresh new voice in her newest novel “Words in Deep Blue.” “Words in Deep Blue” follows the lives of Rachel Sweetie and Henry Jones, b...

Book Den Reviews: World War Z

Book Den Reviews: World War Z

Story by: Ashlei Gosha, Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2017

This book featured an extremely interesting setup that did not even receive passive acknowledgement in the movie. The story of World War Z, or the zombie war, unfolds through interviews with people who survived it. The novel actually takes place after said war, which presents the opportunity to show a diffe...

Book Den Reviews: Bang

Book Den Reviews: Bang

Story by: Libby Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2017

A heart-pounding, heart-wrenching novel, Barry Lyga put together a story of how people react to the worst kinds of tragedy in his novel “Bang.” At the age of four, Sebastian Cody did something unforgivable. He accidentally shot and killed his four-month-old sister with his father’s gun. Sin...

Book Den Reviews: “Things I Should Have Known”

Book Den Reviews: “Things I Should Have Known”

Story by: Libby Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2017

The complex storyline and multiple love triangles in “Things I Should Have Known” not only made the book unputdownable, it made the plot more enticing and gave the characters more depth. “Things I Should Have Known” by Claire LaZebnik had me hooked from the first chapter. The protagonist,...

Book Den Reviews: “The Alchemist”

Book Den Reviews: “The Alchemist”

Story by: Ashlei Gosha, Entertainment Editor

February 28, 2017

I did not know how to feel when I first picked up “The Alchemist” and had made it through over half the book when I finally set it down. Something about Coelho’s writing made the book easy to read, and keep reading. I never felt lost, and I never had to look up an excessively complicated word. ...

Book Den Reviews: “Where’d You Go Bernadette”

Book Den Reviews: “Where’d You Go Bernadette”

Story by: Libby Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2017

Where’d You Go, Bernadette Maria Semple   With an ever-changing plot and engaging storyline, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” deserves a spot on everyone’s bookshelf. “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” follows the somewhat confusing life of 15-year-old Bee Branch, daughter of antisocial, ...

Book den reviews: “Dodgers”

Book den reviews: “Dodgers”

Story by: Libby Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2016

"Dodgers" - Bill Beverly   4 Paws   “Dodgers” by Bill Beverly captivated me. It took me into a different, more dangerous environment that I had never been exposed to or really learned much about. Throughout the entirety of the book, I was on the edge of my seat. “Dodgers” follows the...

Book den reviews: “She’s Come Undone”

Book den reviews: “She’s Come Undone”

Story by: Libby Sullivan, Business Manager

December 9, 2015

"She’s Come Undone" by Wally Lamb This story captivated me. It was sad, funny, and made me question my life choices all at the same time. Wally Lamb has the ability to really suck the reader into a story and make them feel like they belonged as part of the book, while also keeping true to the charac...

Book den reviews: “The Program”

Book den reviews: “The Program”

Story by: Libby Sullivan, Business Manager

November 29, 2015

"The Program" by Suzanne Young This book was a roller coaster. It kept me on edge, and I was unprepared for most of the things Suzanne Young decided to throw at me throughout the novel. In this novel, suicide becomes a national epidemic. If any form of sadness appears in children and young adults, the govern...

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