Book of the Month Poll – May 2020

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A Compilation of Depth | Review of “Dove Arising” (Dove Chronicles, #1) – Emertainment Monthly

By: Cynthia Ayala ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

81nDUGXlg1L-174x131Dove Arising follows the protagonist Phaet Theta, a young girl who must make the decision to take on a particularly hazardous job with the moon militia to keep her family safe. A courageous story with a down to earth character who has the spirit of Katniss and the strength of Ender […] Continue reading “A Compilation of Depth | Review of “Dove Arising” (Dove Chronicles, #1) – Emertainment Monthly”

A Compilation of Depth | Review of ‘Dove Arising’ (Dove Chronicles, #1)

By: Cynthia Ayala

Phaet Theta has lived her entire life invisible since her father death, close only to her best friend who speaks for her and her family, keeping under the radar as much as possible. That is until her mother is suddenly arrested. Stuck with limited options in how to her keep her younger siblings outside of the degrading Shelter, 15-year-old Phaet enlist in the Militia. Where training is both deadly and competitive, Phaet finds a comrade in Wes, the mysterious outsider whose fate seems tied to hers. The plan: rank high and save her family, but as secrets begin to rise, ranking high and staying alive are easier said than done.
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A First Look at Julianne Moore as Alma Coin

By: Cynthia Ayala

The Hunger Games saga is not only a best-selling novel, but it has spawned films that are not only blockbusters but are also critically acclaimed as they follow one Katniss Evergreen (Jennifer Lawrence) as she fights for survival. Joining the cast is Julianne Moore taking on the role of District 13 leader, Alma Coin.
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A Fearless Exploration on Social Structure | Cyn’s Book Review of Divergent (Divergent, #1)

By: Cynthia Ayala

A review of Veronica Roth’s novel “Divergent” exploring the uniqueness of the novel, writing and the theme of identity versus social structure.  Now, does this novel live up the hype that has turned it into a bestseller, or is it, at best, a mediocre take on the dystopian genre?

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire | Movie Review

By: Cynthia A. Directed by: Francis Lawrence Screenplay by: Simon Beaufoy & Michael Arndt Based on Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Starring: Jennifer La  wrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci & Donald Sutherland A year has passed for Katniss Evergreen, but the nightmares of The Hunger Games that she was forced to participate … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Catching Fire | Movie Review