Category: College Assignment

Speak– A Review

Speak– A Review

My Thoughts Speak is a highly controversial book for some people. Many people have banned it due to the content matter. It should be known that the topic of rape is heavily discussed in this book, thus why many people have issues with the book. Ultimately, this is a fantastic book to have on one’s shelf, […]

Posted June 22, 2017 by Aleya in aleya, College Assignment, Reviews / 1 Comment
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Out of Darkness– A Review

Out of Darkness– A Review

My Thoughts Out of Darkness is a tough book to read due to dark themes, but readers should not be dissuaded. This book puts a spotlight on racism in the south. East Texas during the 1930’s was a highly racist time period for anyone who was not white. This book dives into racism that is […]

Posted June 15, 2017 by Aleya in aleya, College Assignment, Reviews / 1 Comment
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Z for Zachariah– A Review

Z for Zachariah– A Review

My Thoughts Z for Zachariah is a classic novel in YA literature. This book is told in a diary format which lends well to newer readers. This novel is strong for the simple language and the attention to detail. Diary formats are great for younger and newer readers because it allows the reader an easier […]

Posted June 11, 2017 by Aleya in aleya, College Assignment, Reviews / 0 Comments
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The Arrival – A Review

The Arrival – A Review

This is a title I was not expecting to pick up. I’d had another book planned for the graphic novel portion of our reviews to do, but that one was checked out. Instead I found this silent masterpiece and I’m definitely impressed. Bibliography Tan, Shaun. The Arrival. New York, Arthur A. Levine Books, 2006. ISBN 9780439895293. Critical […]

Posted December 2, 2016 by Aleya in aleya, books, College Assignment, Reviews / 1 Comment
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The Graveyard Book – A Review

The Graveyard Book – A Review

The first one (for this section) I picked up was Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. For those that don’t already know, I adore Gaiman’s work. I’ve read all of Sandman and it’s a must read. I’ve also read Neverwhere (both regular print and a graphic novel adaptation). I’ve even listened to Trigger Warning and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Gaiman […]

Posted November 30, 2016 by Aleya in aleya, books, College Assignment, Reviews / 1 Comment
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Catherine, Called Birdy – A Review

Catherine, Called Birdy – A Review

This is a middle grade book. This is the last historical fiction I picked up. I didn’t know anything going in about it so I was surprised to see another story told in the diary format since I recently finished The Hired Girl.  Bibliography Cushman, Karen. Catherine, Called Birdy. New York, Clarion Books, 1994. ISBN 9780395681862. Critical Analysis […]

Posted November 13, 2016 by Aleya in aleya, books, College Assignment, Reviews / 0 Comments
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The Hired Girl – A Review

The Hired Girl – A Review

This is the second historical fiction I picked up. Opinion spoiler: I loved it. Bibliography Schlitz, Laura Amy. The Hired Girl. Massachusetts, Candlewick Press, 2015. ISBN 9780763678180. Critical Analysis Joan Skraggs is a highly compelling character, from the opening pages of the book. Schlitz captures the reader’s attention quickly with the diary format and the highly […]

Posted November 12, 2016 by Aleya in aleya, books, College Assignment, Reviews / 0 Comments
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Between Shades of Gray – A Review

Between Shades of Gray – A Review

Bibliography Sepetys, Ruta. Between Shades of Gray. New York, Listening Library, 2011. ISBN 9781101484630. Critical Analysis Lina Vilkas and her family are put through the most trying of times and yet throughout the entire book manage to stay together and stay strong. The characters within this book are highly believable and leave the reader aching once […]

Posted November 9, 2016 by Aleya in aleya, books, College Assignment, Reviews / 0 Comments
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