The Patriot Press

Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down

Hallie Chen, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

After five years of silence, the author of best-selling novels, including The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns, is back, but it’s not much to get excited about. John Green’s new young adult drama tells the story of sixteen-year old Aza, who suffers from chronic anxiety disorder. Her entire life, ...

A fantastic journey through America

Sami Beers, News Editor

May 6, 2014

Title: American Gods Author: Neil Gaiman Stars: 4.5/5 Summary: "A storm is coming", and Shadow seems to be caught right in the middle of it. After being released from prison Shadow learns that his wife has died which throws his life into freefall. However, as he begins his journey home he meets...

An entrancing journey to far-off lands

Sami Beers

December 10, 2013

Title:  Nation Author(s): Terry Pratchett Stars:  5/5 Summary:   "Once there were many people living here, and then the wave came." (Pg 85) When a wave sweeps through a small island chain in the Great Southern Pelagic Ocean it destroys everything in its path leaving Mau, a boy who has not q...

A Suspenseful Read for All-Hallows Eve

Sami Beers

November 7, 2013

Title:  Raven’s Gate Author(s): Anthony Horowitz Stars:  5/5 Summary: A sinister plot is boiling under the surface of Lesser Malling, and 14-year-old Matt Freedman is caught up right in the middle of it.  When Matt is given a choice between Jail and a foster program he chooses what he believ...

A winter treat for the holidays

Sami Beers

January 3, 2013

Title: Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares   Author(s): David Levithan, Rachel Cohn   Stars: 4.5/5   Summary: Written in alternating perspectives, Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares tells the story of Dash and Lily; complete strangers all alone for holidays in New York City for two very different...

For the wall flower in all of us

Sami Beers

November 26, 2012

Title: Perks of Being a Wallflower   Author: Stephen Chbosky   Stars: 5/5   Summary: Charlie is a wallflower; observing things that others don’t see. Perks of Being a Wall Flower introduces the reader to the ever insightful Charlie through a collection of letters written throughout his freshman y...


Sami Beers

October 18, 2012

Title: Divergent Author: Veronica Roth Stars: 4.5/5 Summary: Divergent is a dystopian novel about a girl named Beatrice who lives in a world that is rigidly divided into 5 groups —the selfless, the honest, the intelligent, the peaceful and the brave. These factions are the foundation of Beatric...

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