Review: The Iron Trial

A review by Teen Blogger, Malk | Most people would do anything to get into the Magisterium and pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. Callum Hunt does not want to be a magician. He has been told his whole life that he should never trust a magician. And so, he tries his best to do his worst—and fails at failing.
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Encouraging Curiosity

By Guest Blogger, Sally Marchand, WISEatlantic | Do you remember when you were younger and everything around you seemed so fascinating? Asking your parents and teachers, “why is the sky blue?” or “how do airplanes stay up?”? It seems that for most of us, the older we get, the less curious we are about the world around us.
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Review: The Alchemist

A review by Teen Blogger, Hannah | The Alchemist is the story of a boy called Santiago who gives up his simple life as a shepherd to pursue his true desire and treasure. Paulo Coelho is a very highly respected author and The Alchemist is considered a masterpiece, highly praised around the world. Which is why I struggled to understand why I took quite a disliking to this book.
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Review: Fullmetal Alchemist

A review by Teen Blogger, Timothy | "Although the story of Fullmetal Alchemist can be a difficult one to follow, it is well worth the read. The reason I say this is because not only does it look at the idea of ‘What if we could achieve immortality?,’ or ‘What if we could resurrect the dead?’, but it also shows the potential and very real dangers of such feats."
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Review: The Hate U Give

A review by Teen Blogger, Malk | "I finished this book with an entirely new perspective I will carry with me in the future." I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that I’ve witnessed a YA book truly begin to change the world. And if you’ve already read (or re-read multiple times, like me) The Hate U Give, then you’ll understand why. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this YA novel puts us in the shoes of Starr Carter, an unforgettable girl faced with tragedy and choices that, unfortunately, are much too common...
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Review: Wonder the Book, and Wonder the Movie

A review by Teen Blogger, Malk | By now, half of the world already knows about the sad, funny, and absolutely beautiful book and movie, Wonder. I don’t think that anyone has not heard of the book or the movie, they are both just groundbreaking! You are inhumane and live under a rock if you haven’t even heard of the book. Wonder is a book and movie about a boy called August (Auggie) Pullman who was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a regular school...
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