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Name of the Star - Review by Pranathi, Teen Blogger

Posted on 17-Aug-16 10:05
London 1888, Whitechapel district, five women brutally mutilated and murdered and one unidentified serial killer on the loose. The Name of the Star is who you seek. [Discover Catalogue - The Name of The Star] Jack the Ripper is the infamous serial killer of the London Whitechapel murders of 1888 who, to this day, is still unidentified and therefore considered one of London’s greatest mysteries. Throughout the years of 1888 to 1891 Mr. Ripper had established his name through the inhumane methods used to attack his victims. His actions were greatly recognized throughout the city of London and several forms of media, most particularly the Star newspaper, which had taken an interest into finding out who Mr. Ripper was and the motives behind the diabolical killer. Nothing was found and now it may be too late to ever find out who was the face behind the name.
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Now You See Me - Review by Teen Blogger, Pranathi

Posted on 08-Jul-16 14:16
I have never been so intrigued in my life. Magic has always been a concept which twists one’s thoughts and thinking process to enhance the illusion taking place and to “wow” the audience. It never ceases to amaze anyone because of how ludicrous the whole idea is. I’m not talking about your basic “abracadabra” or “hocus pocus” but rather the real thing: illusionism, hypnotism, mentalism, etc. Real tricks that anyone with the capacity and willingness can master. Now You See Me, directed by Louis Leterrier is a must watch.
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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children - Review by Pranathi, Teen Blogger

Posted on 13-May-16 15:19
Everyone has their peculiarities, some more than others. So what are yours? Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children should not even exist, so how is it that it does? How is it that anybody who ever stayed in the house permanently is still the same age as they were 50 years ago? How is it that these children, who are protected in the house of Miss Peregrine, have such strange peculiarities? Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, written by Ransom Riggs, brings the nightmares of children to life through the use of sinister vintage photographs and a suspense level which never ceases to surprise the reader. Four phrases launch the adventure of our hero. Four phrases spoken through the last breaths of his beloved and supposedly deranged grandfather. Four phrases which lead our hero to a home of the most peculiar children in the world, monsters who are after the children and a quest to protect the children from the monsters.
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Stardust (Film) - Review by Pranathi, Teen Blogger

Posted on 13-May-16 13:20
I’m going to start off by saying romance is definitely one of my least favourite genres in books, movies and music. I have this unexplainable hate for all things romantic but Neil Gaiman, through his work Stardust, actually made me appreciate the romantic storyline and connections between characters. Stardust is an exciting romantic film based on Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel which takes the viewer on an unforgettable adventure between two worlds within the late Victorian era. It is a story of a young man who is unaware of his real identity and past, who sets out on a journey to prove his feelings to the girl of his dreams. On his journey he is faced with a surprising turn of events which cause his quest to be ten times more difficult than it should have been but also leads him to finding out who he really is, what his past was like, what his true feelings are and who they are for. Neil Gaiman writes a story of self-enlightenment and the journey one boy must make to turn into a man; whereas, director Matthew Vaughn brings the extravagant images to real life...
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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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Asylum by Madeleine Roux – Review by Pranathi, Teen Blogger

Posted on 15-Apr-16 08:46
It is said that children pay for their parents’ actions and therefore no one is able to escape their past. Daniel Crawford and his newly made friends, Abby and Jordan, learn this the hard way as they are faced with their family’s darkest secrets at New Hampshire College Prep, a college which once used to be an asylum for the criminally and mentally insane. It is no coincidence how and where they meet. As terrifying secrets of their dark family past refuse to stay buried, the author creates a story which borders the fine line between genius and insanity...
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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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