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The Thief-Masterful Use of Foreshadowing

The Thief-Masterful Use of Foreshadowing

Ok, I’m going to take us back to our high school English classes and talk about literary devices…dun dun dun. But have no fear, because I’ll break it down in case you forgot, which I frequently do. Today’s star literary device is foreshadowing. Crash Course […]

“The Thief”- My YA Fantasy Love

“The Thief”- My YA Fantasy Love

Two of my all-time favorite genres of literature are young adult and fantasy, so when they are combined I’m in heaven! “The Thief” is based in a fictional Greece. It’s not 100% Greece, but rather the structure of the Grecian landscapes, gods, and architecture, only […]

“Alex Rider: Skeleton Key”-Saving the World and Algebra Homework

“Alex Rider: Skeleton Key”-Saving the World and Algebra Homework

Alex Rider is one of my favorite kid spies as I already talked about in an earlier post (Alex Rider vs. CHERUB). It is also a series and as such is subjected to the curse of series. On the one hand you love them because […]

Kid Spies: Alex Rider vs CHERUB!

Kid Spies: Alex Rider vs CHERUB!

If there is one particular type of young adult literature I love, it’s kid spies. I mean what could be better? You throw a bunch of dysfunctional kids into a terrorist situation and they save the world! Currently, two of my favorite series are Alex […]

“Carpe Diem”-A False Sense of Security

“Carpe Diem”-A False Sense of Security

I’ll be the first to admit that I place a large value on feeling safe, and one way that I try to maintain my safety is by controlling my environment. In a similar way, Vassar controls her environment through consistent routine. There is never variation […]