Books

  • “When the Sea Turned to Silver” Is Golden

    by - Jun 15, 2017
    By ALP TURGUT Grace Lin’s “When the Sea Turned to Silver” is centered around Pinmei, a shy girl from a small mountain village, her grandmother the Storyteller, and Pinmei’s friend Yishan. The Storyteller is well known...
  • “Grayson” Makes a Splash

    by - Jun 14, 2017
    By ALP TURGUT Grayson is about the true story of its author Lynne Cox and her encounter with a baby whale. On the day of the interaction, Cox was practicing strokes in Seal Beach, California. Suddenly,...
  • Wave Goodbye to “The 5th Wave”

    by - Jun 2, 2016
    By CHRISTINE BAE The movie “The 5th Wave” doesn’t compare to the original novel’s gripping story, and was a disappointment. Despite the recent successes of other young adult dystopian films such as “The Hunger Games” and the...
  • Hawk Book Talk: An Interview With Ms. Bouler and Ms. Millmann

    by - Feb 26, 2015
    By MIKAELA ADWAR and EVAN SILVERA “By the Book”  is a particular highlight of the “The New York Times Book Review” and has fostered widespread interest in the reading habits and tastes of some of the world’s most prominent figures....
  • Hawk Book Talk: An Interview With Dr. Hartnett and Mr. Kirby

    by - Nov 3, 2014
    By MIKAELA ADWAR and EVAN SILVERA “By the Book”  is a particular highlight of the “The New York Times Book Review” and has fostered widespread interest in the reading habits and tastes of some of the world’s most prominent figures....
  • Star Struck with “The Fault In Our Stars”

    by - Oct 17, 2014
    By MIKAELA ADWAR The week of June 2nd proved to be one of the most overwhelming and exhilarating weeks of my entire life. John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, the bestselling novel chronicling the tale of two...
  • “Anatomy of a Single Girl” Book Review

    by - Apr 23, 2014
    By KELLY SMITH “Anatomy of a Single Girl” opens with eighteen-year-old Dominique home for the summer from her freshman year in college busy with an internship at the local hospital and still mending after a rough breakup...
  • “Roomies” Book Review

    by - Mar 31, 2014
    By ALISON LIEBERMAN “Roomies” is a clever and enjoyable novel about two soon-to-be roommates entering their freshman year of college. Readers are able to follow the lives of two girls as they embark on this new chapter in their lives...
  • “My Beloved World” Review

    by - Mar 24, 2014
    By MIKAELA ADWAR United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor repeatedly amazes and inspires readers of her new memoir, which shares her remarkable journey to becoming the first Hispanic Justice. Sotomayor gives readers an intimate and honest look into her astonishing life...
  • Two Movies as Good as their Books, Part I: Anna Karenina

    by - Oct 16, 2013
    By TAYLOR KANG Originally Published January 2013 Heralded by the likes of Vladimir Nabokov, William Faulkner, and Fyodor Dostoevsky as one of the greatest books of all time, Anna Karenina truly is one-of-a-kind. It’s an atypical...