Literature · Novels and Novellas

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt | Review and Analysis

Tuck Everlasting is the story of a girl named Winnie Foster who finds out about a magic spring that grants immortality when she meets the Tuck family, who have drank from it. She must help them keep the magic of the spring secret. Tuck Everlasting is an old favorite of mine that I felt like… Continue reading Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt | Review and Analysis

Films · Literature · Novels and Novellas

Coraline: What I Don’t Like About the Movie

  Coraline is one of my favorite books. As kid I was obsessed with it – I checked it out several times from the library until I finally bought my own copy. My child brain was fascinated by the dark world the book creates and Coraline’s showdown with the other mother. All the images and… Continue reading Coraline: What I Don’t Like About the Movie

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Twilight/Stephanie Meyer Hate: Was it too much?

https://youtu.be/8O06tMbIKh0   I watched Lindsey Ellis’ video about Twilight entitled: “Dear Stephanie Meyer” recently. The gist of it is that she argues that while Twilight, isn’t a good book or film, the hatred for it was way over-the-top. And that it’s the anti-teenage girl attitude society has that helped drive the hatred. Essentially, we accept… Continue reading Twilight/Stephanie Meyer Hate: Was it too much?

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg is a Sociopath? 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cIFmnn47OoM This is very interesting video that makes a good arguement about the character Greg Heffley from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.  I have only read the first three books in the series, but I found Greg extremely unlikable. Even before watching this video I thought I was reading about someone with sociopathic tendencies. … Continue reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg is a Sociopath? 

Literature · Novels and Novellas

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman | Book Review

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman follows an unnamed narrator as he recalls strange/terrifying events from his childhood involving a young girl named Lettie Hempstock and her family. Gaiman’s book is definitely different. It’s one of those books where things just kind of happen. The fantastical elements all come with… Continue reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Panic by Lauren Oliver | Book Review

So, the most recent book I’ve read is Panic by Lauren Oliver. Oliver is one of my favorite authors and hasn’t disappointed me yet (except for, maybe, the third Delirium book.) Here I’ll breakdown what works in the book and what doesn’t.  (slightly spoiler-ish) Idea/Creativity: When I first read the synopsis for this book I… Continue reading Panic by Lauren Oliver | Book Review

Literature · Short Stories

Where are you going, Where have you been by Joyce Carol Oates | Short Story Analysis

Connie is your typical attractive teenage girl – she likes going out with friends and flirting with boys. She’s annoyed with her family, especially her mother who’s constantly criticizing her. Her flirting is mostly innocent fun until she’s confronted by a strange older man named Arnold Friend at her home. Some may view this story… Continue reading Where are you going, Where have you been by Joyce Carol Oates | Short Story Analysis