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Reluctant Paladin Published on October 3, 2017

All Niall wants is to stay out of trouble at his new school, but Thorin, the school bully, has other ideas. Niall’s grandfather recruits him to help care for Grayson, a tortured dragonet. 74 more words

Writing

The Sky Throne

Zeus felt like he didn’t belong, it’s like he was invisible at school and the only thing he had to look forward to was taking over his mother’s goat farm . 239 more words

A Year in the Company of Freaks

In 1972 the hippie movement was still going on, the Vietnam war was starting to wind down and there was lots of change and discrimination. In the small town of Trinity Springs, cultures collide as hippies start to migrate from San Francisco. 536 more words

The Catcher in the Rye: An Insight Into an Alienated Adolescent's Psyche, For Chrissake

When you read a classic, there are expectations that come with it. The Catcher in the Rye, after all, was Mr Anderson’s favourite book growing up in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and considering he was played by Paul Rudd in the film adaptation, Mr Anderson is to be taken seriously. 673 more words

Books

Finding True Norse: The Half-Drowned King

Review: The Half-Drowned King, by Linnea Hartsuyker
Harper, 2017. 423 pp. $28

You’ve heard this before: A young warrior, cheated of his birthright by his cruel stepfather, dreams of restoring his lands and honor. 820 more words

Reviews And Columns

Dress Codes for Small Towns: A First Impression

Written by Courtney Stevens, this book follows Billie as she discovers who she is, and who she likes.

I will not be finishing this novel, but that is just because the topic doesn’t interest me. 79 more words

Review

Listen to the Squawking Chicken by Elaine Lui (39)

This is a wonderful memoir-type of book about the complicated relationship between mother and daughter.

When Elaine was growing up, her mother told her Why do you need prepare for the good things to happen? 234 more words

Empowerment