Into Thin Air (By: Jon Krakauer, Review By: Kate)

Have you ever been so cold you thought your hands might fall off? That feeling when you are 20 feet from your house, but the distance feels like miles? Horrible as that experience was, I'm willing to bet that it was not as bad as climbing Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on Earth, in the spring of 1996 (or ever, for that matter). Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer, tells the story of a...

Book Review: My Life Next Door

My Life Next Door      

By: Huntley Fitzpatrick

Reviewed by: Kate P. ‘19   

Summary: Samantha Reed is 17, and her summer has just begun. With her (some what) rebellious sister away for the summer, Samantha is stuck at home working two jobs. Her mother, Grace, is one of the state senators, and running for re-election. In a household where every rug is vacuumed (even...

Book Review

 The Sky is Everywhere

By Jandy Nelson

Dial Books, 2010

Meet Lennie, a seventeen-year-old geeky clarinet player, bookworm, and secret poet who would rather climb trees and read Wuthering Heights over and over again than make any attempt at flirting with boys. Lennie has always lived quietly and comfortably in the shadow of her older sister and best friend, Bailey. But when Bailey dies suddenly, Lennie’s happy world quickly unravels. Left...

Everyone’s a critic: Library Page Alexis C. shares her reviews

We have some avid readers here at Dana, and library page Alexis C. is one of them. She is a voracious reader and was nice enough to share her thoughts on some of her latest reads. Here's what she thinks:

Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

This series was randomly recommended to me and I am so grateful. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this series. This book is way better than Twilight. It has a strong plot and a strong, developed main character; Rose is a...