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Entries from October 14th, 2010

Mockingjay and The Hunger Games Trilogy reviewed by Cari Dubiel, Class of 2003

October 14th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Dystopian, Fiction, Young Adult

Harry Potter and Bella Swan have made young adult literature hot again. Over the past decade, many books for this age group have attempted to replicate those series’ success. With film versions on the horizon, and the ultimate book, Mockingjay, topping the bestseller lists, the Hunger Games trilogy may be close. Bookmark on Delicious Digg [...]

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The Things They Carried reviewed by Camilla Grigsby, Class of 2000

October 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Fiction, Historical Fiction, Memoir, Non-fiction

Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried is frequently hailed as a 20th century masterpiece, but it is difficult to nail the book down to a single genre. Is it one of the best novels of the 20th century? One of the best short story collections? In the book, O’Brien weaves stories of fiction and reality, [...]

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