Book Talk: “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” by Ned Vizzini
“It’s Kind of a Funny Story” by Ned Vizzini follows the story of 15-year-old Craig and his struggle with depression. After dealing with the daily pressures of an overachieving high school life, Craig makes a split decision one night commit suicide. Yet before going through with it, Craig calls a sucked hotline and takes the given advice to go to the hospital. From there, he is admitted into an adult mental hospital where he meets some unique characters and is forced to deal with the sources of his anxiety. Continue reading
The fourth book in J.K. Rowling’s series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, continues the story of a young wizard as he constantly learns and grows within the “wizarding world”. Continue reading
J.K. Rowling’s novel Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire follows the story of
Harry Potter during his fourth year at Hogwarts, a school for young wizards. The book continues Rowling’s now-infamous storyline of Harry and his friends as they deal not only with normal school problems, but also with a dark wizard intent on gaining power and defeating Harry. Continue reading
As a white, middle-class, American from Nebraska, I never thought there was a need to learn the stories of colonization. In my mind, colonization and imperialism were distant and past ideas that had no impact on the average person nowadays. Continue reading
In the second book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J. K. Rowling continues the story of a young wizard as he continues his second year at Hogwarts. The plot follows Harry and his friends as the discover more about the Chamber of Secrets as it has been reopened and is recking havoc in the school.