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"The Goldfinch" combats modern social media usage

The Newtonite December 4, 2018

By Clark Lakomski I first tried reading Donna Tartt's novel The Goldfinch when I was 15. I hated it. The writing was archaic and lengthy. The characters were quirky and distant. And the tone was far too...

"Dry" explores reality of climate change

"Dry" explores reality of climate change

The Newtonite November 19, 2018

By Mia Santangelo The growing water crisis in Southern California serves as the backdrop for Jarrod and Neal Shusterman's new book Dry. All the people affected by this crisis remember the moment when the...

"Darius the Great is Not Okay" explores diverse, relatable topics

"Darius the Great is Not Okay" explores diverse, relatable topics

The Newtonite October 26, 2018

By Mia Santangelo In Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram, Darius, whose family is from Iran, has lived in America his whole life, but has never fit in anywhere. He is about to take his first...

The Bookshelf: "Tuesdays with Morrie" challenges meaning of life, death

The Bookshelf: "Tuesdays with Morrie" challenges meaning of life, death

The Newtonite December 10, 2015

by Isabel Joyce Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom tells the touching story of Morrie, a college professor suffering from ALS as he teaches his last class to his devoted student, Mitch Albom. After...

The Bookshelf: "House Rules" questions readers' moralities in suspensful court case

The Bookshelf: "House Rules" questions readers' moralities in suspensful court case

The Newtonite June 9, 2015

by Isabel Joyce “House Rules” by Jodi Picoult tells the intriguing story of Jacob Hunt, a teen with Asperger’s syndrome who becomes caught up in the investigation of a murder. The book opens as Hunt’s...

The Bookshelf: 'Eleanor & Park' leaves readers with memorable characters

The Bookshelf: 'Eleanor & Park' leaves readers with memorable characters

The Newtonite May 7, 2015

By Isabel Joyce Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park rejuvenates the timeless boy-meets-girl story with two endearing characters who fall in love unexpectedly. The book begins with Eleanor, a reserved...

The Bookworm: Tolkein, the creator of modern fantasy

The Newtonite February 12, 2013

  by Samantha Taylor If you’ve never heard of J.R.R. Tolkein, you’ve been living under a rock. I mean, The Lord of the Rings trilogy is famous. It’s been translated into almost 60 languages...

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