Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.
– To Kill A Mockingbird, 1960
I first read Harper Lee’s famous novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, a couple of months ago. For those who aren’t familiar with the award-winning story, it was first published in 1960 and has since become one of the great classics of American literature.
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is about an investigation of a murder-turned-suicide. Allegedly, Sal Singh killed his high school girlfriend, Andie Bell, then killed himself. Everyone in their small town believes that narrative, except for Pip. For her end-of-year school project, she decides to crack open this devastating case again and find out the truth.
Molly’s Game is a fascinating story. It is the autobiography of Molly Bloom, a woman whose story is incredible and inspiring. It details her life throughout the course of her astounding career running underground high-stakes poker games. Born into a family of competitive over-achievers with very high expectations, Molly and her siblings have been incredibly ambitious since childhood. Continue reading Book Review: Molly’s Game – Molly Bloom
Gregg Hurwitz has done it again! “Prodigal Son” is the newest installment in what has been my personal all-time favourite series since the end of 2016/start of 2017. This novel certainly lived up to my (rather high) expectations! Hurwitz is my favourite author. I have read almost all of his novels and I am a huge fan of his writing style. It is clear that he puts a tremendous amount of research into every book, and this comes through with the accuracy and detail in each one.
In 1998, a man named Travis Boyette abducts and murders a high school cheerleader named Nicole Yarber. He hides her body and watches as judges, police and lawyers sentence the wrong man to death row. Donté Drumm, a high school football star finds himself the main suspect and is convicted with absolutely no evidence but a confession – a confession extracted after hours of mental abuse in an isolated interrogation room, as well as off-record threats from the police. Continue reading “Book Review: The Confession by John Grisham”
Twisted is a very captivating novel that truly lives up to its title! Fictional author J.T. LeBeau is incredibly popular. He is one of the most famous authors in the world, known for his thriller mystery novels… each one riddled with shocking and unexpected twists. The true mystery, however, is his identity. Nobody alive knows who LeBeau is, and those who find out meet a very unfortunate death. Continue reading “Book Review: Twisted by Steve Cavanagh”
Finally after almost 10 years the Gilmore girls are back! That’s right, Netflix is making a revival and the buzz is big! On November 25, of 2016 the wait is finally over, Stars Hallow is back and welcoming us with open arms. There will be four, ninety minute episodes and each episode will likely be named after the four seasons of the year. We will … Continue reading Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life
As high school students, we can all relate to the overwhelming stress, the agonizing drama from peers and the never ending lengths of self discovery we face. In Catherine Lo’s first ever novel, How it Ends, the struggles and hardships of many teens are highlighted and brought to life. How it Ends tells the story of two girls, Annie and Jess. In this best friends-at-first-sight tale, … Continue reading How it Ends: A Summary & Review