Submit Your Own Story Book Review by Brent Nevy

[GV Jaguar Journal] Submit Your Story!A Tale of Two Cities – Book Review [NOTE: There are some spoilers in this review.] I originally picked A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens because I already knew the book’s title and that the author wrote A Christmas Carol. Surprisingly, it was in fact a pleasurable novel […]

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Historical Fiction Done Right: Book Review of “A Castle of Kings”

By: Sanjana Chadive Sprawling over 600 pages, A Castle of Kings, Oliver Potzsch’s 16th-century tale of love and adventure, will keep readers on the edge of their seats throughout the novel. The protagonist of the story is sixteen-year-old Agnes von Erfenstein. The daughter of a German castle castellan, Agnes’s personality is the complete opposite of […]

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Looking for Alaska Book Review

By: Olivia Collins The book Looking for Alaska by John Green was my favorite summer reading novel and has been on my to-read list since last fall. This past summer, I finally was able to sit down and read this gripping novel and instantly fell in love with the storyline, characters, and writing style. Looking […]

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The Girl on the Train Book Review

In the novel, The Girl on the Train, trainrider Rachel Watson catches daily glimpses of a seemingly perfect couple, Scott and Megan, from the window of her train. One day, Rachel witnesses something shocking occur in the backyard of the couple’s home and tells the authorities what she believes to have seen after learning that […]

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The Help Book Review

The story of the novel The Help takes place in Jackson, Mississippi, following the life of Skeeter. Skeeter recently graduated and now dreams of becoming a writer. She returns to Jackson after school, however, to find out that her maid Constantine from childhood has disappeared for a reason that no one will inform of Skeeter of. […]

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“The Child” Book Review

The Child written by Fiona Barton keeps the readers’ attention throughout the entire book. There is not a moment or sentence that the audience wonders, “hm, that probably won’t matter at the end of the story”. While some books can be difficult or confusing to get through, The Child is both a challenging read and […]

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East of Eden Film Review

Last summer, I drove by the site of where James Dean passed away in a car crash.  It was around 90 degrees out in the hot California desert, but for some reason, it left a huge impact on me.  Recently I decided to rent every movie he starred in. These included Giant, Rebel Without a Cause, […]

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Book Review

An inspiring and intriguing novel, the book “Ready Player One” is filled with thousands of video game and movie references from the 1980’s and is a page turner for anyone who likes video games, music, or nostalgic pop culture of the 1980’s. The book’s setting revolves around the year 2045, and the world is an […]

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Bad Magic by Pseudonymous Bosch Book Review

Best selling author of The Secret Series, Pseudonymous Bosch has out done himself with the first book of his new series, Bad Magic. Bad magic follows the story of Clay, the younger brother of a main character from the aforementioned Secret Series. After his older brother seemingly disappeared two years prior, the reader finds Clay […]

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A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind

Imagine hearing sirens right outside the window almost every night or watching from behind the curtain of one’s apartment as a drug bust happens right across the street. Imagine walking from the bus stop and constantly being paranoid about the drug dealers or being terrified that a gun could be pulled out at any second. […]

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