Posted on March 7, 2017 at 12:39 PM
Art comes in an abundance of diverse mediums: paint, pencils, sculptures. Words. And all of these art forms, no matter how different, have one thing in common; they make you feel something. Jandy Nelson says “What is bad for the heart is good for art” and I’ll Give You the Sun will make you feel that in every morsel of your being in the way that great art does.
Posted on February 22, 2017 at 02:08 PM
In The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, author Robert A. Heinlein gives a complex look at revolutionary ideals, their cost, and the reality of conflict between societies. Political ideas on these topics are presented and discussed often throughout the novel, but they are done so in such a way to make it interesting reading, even for those who may disagree. Its well-developed characters and comprehensively detailed setting make it a smart science-fiction tale, with impressively realistic sensibilities.
Posted on February 18, 2017 at 10:53 AM
Kids of Appetite, or They Lived and They Laughed and They Saw That It was Good, by David Arnold is a stand-alone novel worth reading by anyone and everyone. It’s a dynamic and diverse read, written by an author with a clear skill for getting you inside the heads of his real-as-life characters. With both subtle and blatant messages woven throughout about growing up, acceptance, and the power of love, its relevance is clear. Though Kids of Appetite is meant for young adults, it is an novel to be thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Posted on January 17, 2017 at 03:16 PM
When most people hear the name ‘Frankenstein’, they think of a huge, green monster with bolts in his head that walks around like a zombie. However, the original novel by Mary Shelley is not the story you think it is. It’s not about an evil monster causing havoc for the sake of being evil, nor is it about the task of creating this monster. Frankenstein isn’t even the invention; he is the inventor. The monster that most people think is called Frankenstein is actually a grotesque, nameless, and intelligent being that causes enough empathy in readers to make them believe that the real monster is indeed the scientist who created him.