Although there’s still a few weeks left of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, today officially marks the end of the season for me, as I start my college orientation today! I thought now would be a good point to do a little reflection of the reading I’ve done this season.
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan is a fantasy novel unlike any other. It follows Elliot Schafer, a nerdy and upfront and intelligent boy, from the ages of thirteen through seventeen as he navigates magic school in the Borderlands.
I thought today that I’d share with you my experience with the Reading Rush. I’ll be summarizing all the reading this event motivated me to do, as well as discussing the serious issues involved in it and why this year will be both the first and last time I participate in the Reading Rush unless things change.
I’m not sure if there’s any one word to accurately encapsulate the scope of this breathtaking work by Ocean Vuong. It is all at once prose, poetry…or maybe just the mind and heart and soul mixing together and spilling out onto pages.
Love, Creekwood is Becky Albertalli’s new novella that bridges between her “Simonverse” novels (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, The Upside of Unrequited, Leah on the Offbeat) and the new Hulu TV series “Love, Victor.”