American Dirt tells the story of a Mexican mother and her son who are forced to flee their home in Mexico for the U.S. after their whole family is murdered by a drug cartel. Because the cartel is looking for the two everywhere, even among the police and public officials, Lydia and Luca can't risk … Continue reading What’s the Problem with American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins?
"My name is Kathy H." Sometimes, great literature can start as simple as that. Never Let Me Go is the sixth novel of Kazuo Ishiguro, who's not only been awarded the Booker Prize but also won the Nobel Prize in Literature. As is customary with Ishiguro, the language of the narrator is simple, almost innocent, … Continue reading A Modern Dystopia: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
What do the movies The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Minority Report have in common? Right, they're both based on short stories! Frequently overlooked, short stories come in all shapes and forms. They can be serious or funny, realistic or symbolic, timeless or timely. Just as there are all kinds of different novels, there's … Continue reading Why You Should Read Short Stories
Writing a sequel to a successful book is always a big risk to take. Even more so if that book is a smash bestseller called The Hate U Give. Angie Thomas took the plunge nevertheless—and delivered another masterpiece. In THUG, all eyes are on Starr Carter, a 16-year-old girl who finds her voice after witnessing her friend … Continue reading Back to Garden Heights: Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
“ 'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.”--Mark Twain Everybody knows them, but no one has read them: the classics. The sort of books you should've read at least 'once in a lifetime,' but in truth never do. But why not? I guess the reason is that most people associate the classics with … Continue reading Why You Should Read Classic Literature
Klara and the Sun has been among the most anticipated releases of this year. For those of you who know the novel's author, this hardly comes as a surprise. Winner of the Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize in Literature, Kazuo Ishiguro is among the most gifted authors of this century. Set in the near-distant … Continue reading Seeing Humanity Through a Robot’s Eyes: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro