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Lessons from the Reading: Amsterdam

In Indianapolis, Hazel Grace is confined to the limited settings of her bedroom, Augustus’s house, the support group and her cancer treatments. The setting is claustraphobic and somewhat suffocating as we do not spend much time outside of the indoors and do not see the side of Indianapolis that tourists often see. 228 more words

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Meet the Author: Bethany Hagen

Bethany Hagen is the author of the Landry Park series, the debut novel being Landry Park. Hagen began her career as a librarian in Kansas City, which would later serve as the backdrop for her dystopian young adult series. 254 more words

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Character Study: Cara Westoff

Caution! The following post contains spoilers for Bethany Hagan’s Landry Park.

Cara Westoff is a main character in Landry Park. Cara is haughty, proud and beautiful, seeming to be Madeline’s rival as the book begins. 363 more words

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Character Study: David Dana

Caution! The following post contains spoilers for Bethany Hagan’s Landry Park.

David Dana is the male protagonist of Landry Park. David is the handsome, witty, eligible bachelor with massive sums of money but no estate to his name due to his family losing their estate. 338 more words

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Lessons from the Readings: The Moors of Wuthering Heights

In Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë often wrote of the moors that Heathcliff and Catherine frequented as children. Brontë grew up in Haworth, an area approximately 60 miles from Liverpool, that was surrounded by the spacious moors that she described so beautifully. 253 more words

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Character Study: Madeline Landry

Caution! The following post contains spoilers for Bethany Hagan’s Landry Park.

Madeline Landry is a sixteen year old member of the Gentry, an upperclass part of society that basically controls the country. 479 more words

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Book Review: Landry Park

Goodreads Rating: 3.56 out of 5

“There is a dysopian Downton Abbey feel since they have brought back all the pomp and circumstance that the time of the 18th, 19th, 20th centuries had with balls, debutantes, money, a place of higher society, manners, dancing, which is always fun and I LOVE the idea of bringing most of all that back.”  508 more words

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