Sometimes It Matters: A Review of A Wizard of Earthsea

It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white. Michael Jackson’s hit song rang in my head, slightly annoying, slightly pleasant. It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white. I definitely hope so, but racism still oppresses many people today, despite valiant efforts to eliminate it. It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white. Why are…

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Just Wear Sunglasses: A Review of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

One day, while mailing a postcard at a post office, I found a card that said, “Dear Optimists, if you look too much on the bright side, you’ll go blind. The Pessimists.” I think that card is outrageously funny. And yet, in some way, it is true: there must be a balance between optimism and…

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The Enchanter: A Review of The Hobbit

Picture an eleven-year-old girl hunched on the floor, reading a book that had been left lying on the ground from yesternight’s reading. A few forgotten math textbooks lie forlornly on a desk next to a blue clock reading “9:00 am.” If you lived with me, you would often see me in this position. And when…

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A Child’s Love Story: A Review of Le Petit Prince

Le Petit Prince, or The Little Prince (I read it in French), was a huge success when it was first published. Most children have heard of it, and we’re all acquainted with its famous watercolor paintings: the head of bright yellow hair, the small bumpy planet, and mostly, the rose. So naturally, I was extremely…

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A Story About Yourself: A Review of Bridge to Terabithia

I confess that I am always excited when we receive a package from amazon. My first thought is, “Can it be a book?”, and many times, it is. The last time we received an amazon package, I found a book called Bridge to Terabithia. I eventually picked it up and started reading. Bridge to Terabithia,…

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