Books


September 26, 2017 by Anna Fox

Selah Theatre Project is performing the play The Laramie Project on Friday, September 20 and October 6 at 7 p.m., as well as Saturday, September 23 and October 2nd at 7 p.m.  Selah Theatre Project is a theatre in Front Royal and the founder of the theatre is La Tasha Do’zia Earley. On November 14, […]


May 8, 2017 by Gwen Zirkle

Rick Riordan’s wonderful book Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief was adapted into an off-Broadway musical. Chris McCarrell (Percy), Kristin Stokes (Annabeth) and George Salazar (Grover/Mr. D) all put on a wonderful performance along with James Hayden Rodriguez (Luke), Jonathan Raviv (Chiron), Sarah Beth Pfeifer (Clarisse), and Danielle James (the understudy for Carrie […]


February 24, 2017 by Gwen Zirkle

The Martian Chronicles written by Ray Bradbury was published in 1950 as a series of short stories. The Martian Chronicles features a series of expeditions to Mars and eventually the colonization of the planet. Bradbury’s stories are intriguing and get readers thinking about life and messages of the book. The Martian Chronicles tied together 28 […]


January 19, 2017 by Gwen Zirkle

Howl’s Moving Castle was originally written in 1986 by Diana Wynne Jones, then in 2005, it was adapted by Hayao Miyazaki as an animated movie, making it one of Studio Ghibli’s most famous movie. The story focuses on Sophie after she has a brief run in with the evil wizard Howl who steals girls’ hearts […]


January 17, 2017 by Gwen Zirkle

With the tremendous fail of the Percy Jackson movies, many thought it was the end of the beyond book adaptations of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, but it’s not. The book Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief has been adapted into an off-Broadway musical. The musical premieres on March 23 at the […]


January 5, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

Published in the fall of 2016 and full of rich prose and with a relevant topic to boot, The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon is even better than her debut novel Everything, Everything. On her last day in America, teenager Natasha is on a last-ditch effort to stop her family from being […]


December 19, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

The sequel to Rachel Cohn and David Levithan’s Christmastime romantic best seller is here just in time for the holidays and did not disappoint. A whole year after their first meeting and beginning their relationship, Dash and Lily are at a dull stand still: Dash’s life with his divorced parents is as it always has […]


December 8, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

Released in September 2016, the first book in Kendare Blake’s new series, Three Dark Crowns, was released to relatively good reviews, including my own. Though I did not enjoy her other book, Anna Dressed in Blood, I felt that she had a strong concept and I wanted to see how she would use it. I […]


November 21, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

I had to take off school to get to Charleston, South Carolina in time for YallFest 2016, but it was completely worth the late work. Sadly, and surprisingly, it was too dark to read for most of the ride–and I had a bit of a headache all weekend. We got to Charleston on November 11 […]


November 7, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

Lost in Love is the second book in the City Love Trilogy by Susane Colasanti, which centers around three incoming college freshman who moved into their New York City apartment early and all the adventures in love that they have before school starts. I give this book three out of five stars. Lost in Love […]


November 3, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan, a sequel to The Sword of Summer, was another amazing work of fiction by Rick Riordan. After Magnus’ quest to find Jack (the Sword of Summer) and stop the Fenris wolf from escaping, he is faced with the challenge of finding […]


November 1, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

Are you a booklover in need of some fresh air? Come to YallFest on November 11-12, 2016. Located in Charleston, South Carolina, YallFest was founded in 2011 by the owner of local bookstore Blue Bicycle Books. The festival takes over much of lower Charleston, primarily on King Street, with several local businesses getting involved. The […]


September 6, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

“Some people are born with the first word of a language resting on their tongue, though it may take some time before they can taste it.” In bestselling author Shannon Hale’s first book in her Books of Bayern series, the Goose Girl, Ani does not want to be a princess. She has spent her life […]


August 26, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child written by Jack Thorne and based on original works by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany and J. K. Rowling was an astonishing read that proved that Harry Potter is the book series that lived. With the original book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s) Stone, published in 1997 and the […]

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