Personal Response to ‘The Catcher in the Rye’

The Catcher in the Rye is a… unique book. Standing out compared to others like it not only because we, as teenagers, can agree and relate to things Holden goes through, but also because it holds a message. What is this message? Well, I actually don’t know. It could be a lot of different [...]

Poem Pastiche – The Shell by James Stephens

The Shell by James Stephens

And then I pressed the shell Close to my ear And listened well. And straightaway, like a bell, Came low and clear The slow, sad murmur of far distant seas Whipped by an icy breeze Upon a shore Wind-swept and desolate. It was a sunless strand the never bore [...]

Holden Waiting – (Pastiche)

I’ve been to a few hospitals.  I mean, I haven’t been to a lot, but I’ve been to more than one.  Once you see one goddam hospital you’ve pretty much see them all, really.  I mean, no matter where you go, it’s always gonna be the same.  There’s still gonna be the packed parking [...]

Watership Down – Book Review

Title: Watership Down

Author: Richard Adams

Pages: 478

This is a book about rabbits.

Yes, you heard me right.  Watership Down is book about rabbits.  Not only has Adams managed to pull off animal characters as splendidly as any memorable fantasy book, but he has created more than just rabbits.  In this book, there [...]

On a Gust of Wind – Olivia Thiel, 9L

Well, to know who I’ll  be later on in life, you should probably know a thing or two about when I was younger.  Not too much, I don’t want to bore you more than I’m obliged.  Anyway, I was a pretty cool little kid, really.  I was a ham, and I could entertain myself [...]

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