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Peter Pan by J.M. Barry – Review by Pranathi, Teen Blogger

Posted on 30-Apr-16 13:15
Our story begins on a nursery windowsill at a house in London, England. There, we meet a girl who adores her mother and cannot wait to grow up, and a boy who fears adulthood and responsibility so choses to forever be a child. Peter Pan is a magical tale which highlights the importance of youth and a mother’s love for her children by bringing the reader on an adventure within a fantasy world only present in our dreams. I found the story to be very playful and mischievous but after researching the reason as to why J. M. Barrie had written this magnificent tale, I found the classic novel to be touching, emotional and very heartwarming...
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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner - Review by Pranathi, Teen Blogger

Posted on 05-Nov-15 10:49
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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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith – Review by Kaela

Posted on 21-Aug-15 10:45
There were three people who recommended this book to me and all of them couldn’t explain why they liked it so much. Now after reading it, I love it just as much as them only I’ll try to explain why.
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The Outsiders by Margaret, Teen Blogger

Posted on 09-Aug-13 08:44
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is an incredibly honest and achingly intense story about the rivalry between two gangs in the 1950’s. The story is so honest because it was produced from the mind of a teenage girl....
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Les Best Miserables Hours Ever by Kathleen, Teen Blogger

Posted on 18-Feb-13 11:34
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two months-no offense intended to my cave dwelling readers-you’ve probably at least seen a preview for Les Miserables. If you’re unlike musical lovers, you might not have dragged yourself to the theatre yet to see it. If you needed any more incentive...
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