Revisiting the Journals of Sylvia Plath

The following piece contains excerpts from a presentation I gave for my IB HL Literature class. Sylvia Plath is one of the few writers whose works have mirrored all the thoughts, anxieties, and fears that I write about each day. As a young girl, most of the books I read were by men of the […]

Hushed

He’s making a list and checking it twice… Archer is not a monster. He’s just looking out for his best friend. At least, that’s what he tells himself. After a traumatic experience in his childhood, Archer Pond has decided to get revenge on those who have wronged him and his best friend Vivian. By killing […]

Young Adult Covers Depict Death as Beautiful

(From Rachel Stark’s article) What do recent Young Adult books all have in common, apart from having beautiful people falling in love at an early age? Book covers featuring the teenage heroines in a picturesque background, serene in the embrace of death – a first impression that is meant to portray the epitome of an […]

Book Review: Domestic Violets

It’s always wonderful to read a book and smile out of empathy. I use the word empathy intentionally. Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman is written in first person, the voice of a likable character, Tom Violet, going through things we can all relate to in one way or another. Watching someone else go through something […]