• Book Review: “Flirtin’ With the Monster” by Ellen Hopkins


    Every reader of Crank, Glass, and Fallout should pick up Flirtin’ With the Monster. If you haven’t read any of the aforementioned books yet, do it. Right now. We all have something to learn from this story. Ellen Hopkins has edited an incredible collection of essays. Our favourite authors and characters discuss everything from role models, the verse format, addiction in all its forms, and who addiction is really affecting: the user and everyone who cares about the user. Finally, the reality of drug abuse isn’t embellished, but accurately and honestly depicted by those who’ve witnessed it first-hand. The best and most effective parts of the book, of course, are the essays by Hopkins’…

  • Book Review: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky

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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is a classic. Unfortunately, people hear the word “classic” and instantly retreat. I would recommend this book to absolutely anyone, because I think everyone can be influenced by this story in some way. Charlie’s coming-of-age story is one that I believe anyone can identify with. There are extreme things happening in Charlie’s life, but these extremities don’t make the story any less relatable. It’s because Charlie writes letters, hypothetically to the book’s readers, that I think the story is one of a kind.


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