Book reviews

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Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller's achievement with The Song of Achilles cannot be overstated. Here's a novel that's absorbingly readable for a modern audience, but that still has the poetry of Homeric sagas.

Teen Review: Indigo Spell

Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Teen Reviewer: Khamedriah Grimes

Action. Drama. Confusion? This book has the action of twists and turns and back slides, and the drama of wanting to figure out why. But there also may be some things that get you saying, “Huh?" Confused? Let me explain.

My Beloved Goldfish

Have you ever thought of raising goldfish? Goldfish are easy to find in pet stores and their colors are so bright and shiny. There are a variety of goldfish such as comets, commons, and shubunkins. Goldfish swim in circles making relaxing sounds, blub, blub, blub, in an aquarium. What I like about goldfish is their round googly eyes and their active personalities.

Book Review: The Drop by Dennis Lehane

The Drop by Dennis Lehane

Looking for an interesting new book to add to your fall reading list? Then consider The Drop by Dennis Lehane, set to be released on September 2, 2014.

Book Review: The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

Some say that The Long Goodbye is too loosely constructed, and too sentimental, and they may be right. But Chandler was never much for tight plotting, but could scarcely be beat in setting up a scene and for the crispness of his language.