The Blue Castle: A Review by Emily Zhang

“Fear is the original sin.”   Valancy Stirling, an old maid in Deerwood, had lived a miserable live for twenty-nine years. She was constantly discouraged and belittled by her gossip-minded family. She feared everyone in her family and never dared to contradict them. Her life did not changed until she got a letter from her… Continue reading The Blue Castle: A Review by Emily Zhang

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: A Review by Rahul Bhatia

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling, is the second book in the popular Harry Potter series. This time, we follow Harry and his fellow wizards as they begin their second year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. In this story, Harry and his friends investigate an old mystery at their… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: A Review by Rahul Bhatia

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: A Review by Rahul Bhatia

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in the world famous series by J.K. Rowling, is a phenomenal introduction into a magical world. The novel follows three main characters: Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, and Hermione Granger. This trio is our gateway into the Wizarding world, which is where our story takes place. The… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: A Review by Rahul Bhatia

Highly Illogical Behavior: A Review by Zara Salman

Agoraphobia noun extreme or irrational fear of crowded spaces or enclosed public places.   Solomon is agoraphobic, which to him means panic attacks are an hourly occurrence, friends are an unnecessary complication, and most importantly, he doesn’t step foot outside his house. Lisa, on the other hand, is out of the house so often that… Continue reading Highly Illogical Behavior: A Review by Zara Salman

Lock and Key: A Review by Lucia Chen

High school senior Ruby Cooper has always done just fine by herself, relying on her mostly absent mother once in a blue moon. She is independent, introverted, and responsible, which is why a sudden relocation to her sister’s house hits her deeply. Her sister, Cora, and her husband, Jamie, are rich, loving, and care for… Continue reading Lock and Key: A Review by Lucia Chen