The Burger Gazette

Words on Fire: A Review

Books, books, books, oh, how I love to read them...

Liliana Owen, Journalist

May 11, 2020

Wow, that was deep! And inspirational! Those thoughts echoed through my head as I set down a book I had just finished. Words on Fire by Jennifer A Nielson is a phenomenal novel that discusses the importance of books for culture and culture to an identity. Words on Fire is set in Lithuania, back when th...

Obernewtyn (That’s Not Misspelled)

Never heard of Obernewtyn? Go read it! According to this article, it is really good ;)

Amira Gilbert, Journalist

February 6, 2020

Ever since I was a tiny, little kid, I had this amazing book called Obernewtyn (that is not misspelled, it is ACTUALLY called that) though I was never "old enough" to read it, it was HUGE, believe me! One, because it was my mother's favorite book, like EVER, she would talk and talk ...

Killing November: Book Review

Book Review on the chilling novel, Killing November by Adriana Mathers

Aryka Stump, Journalist

January 22, 2020

Killing November is a YA novel by Adriana Mathers. When a family emergency falls upon her family, 17 year old, November, is sent to a private Boarding School full of elite strategists training to be assassins and spies. The Academy Absconditi has no electricity, no internet, and an eye...

Les Miserables: Is It Worth It?

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo is a novel dealing with the themes of Justice,  Human Rights, and the meaning of life.

Liliana Owen, Journalist

November 25, 2019

Imagine a man, a holy priest, who has done nothing but good in his life. One day a criminal comes along and asks to stay the night. Being the good man that he was, he said yes. But when morning came, the man was gone, taking with him the priest’s most prized possessions: a silver tableware set, his last worldly treasure. The criminal was caught by the police and dragged back, where the priest was asked to confirm the man’s claim that it had been a gift. What does the priest do? Does he tell the truth and send the man to prison for life, or tell a lie and let the criminal go free, giving him a second chance at life?

Encore: Book Review

Encore: Book Review

Eliana Massey, Guest Writer

February 6, 2018

Encore: A Memoir in Three Acts is a memoir of Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick's experiences as a double lung transplant survivor and world renowned coloratura opera singer. This might sound familiar to Burgers because Charity was kind enough to speak at a fantastic inspiration hour in November, 2017. ...

Beneath Wandering Stars Review

Corina Flake, Journalist

April 1, 2017

Perhaps you know Mrs. Cowles. Mrs. Ashlee Cowles is a mentor of Writing and World Literature classes at Williamsburg. That is impressive. She is also an author. That is even more impressive. Her first (and, thus far, only) book is called Beneath Wandering Stars. Beneath Wandering Stars is a self-discove...

“The Selection” Series

Natalie M., Journalist

October 17, 2016

The Selection is about a young woman named America. The story takes place in some future time period in a town called Carolina, in a province called Angeles. The social life of the characters in the novel are based on a caste system where everybody is classified by their income and looks into an order...

Walking Drum: A Review

Walking Drum: A Review

Junto, Journalist

April 4, 2016

“The walking drum ... a heavy, methodical beat marking the step of each of us. That drum rode on a cart at the rear of our column, and the pace of the march could be made faster or slower by that beat. We lived with that sound, all of us, it beat like a great pulse for the whole company and for those...

To Kill a Mockingbird-Review

To Kill a Mockingbird-Review

Kate Hancock, Editor, Journalist

April 16, 2015

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it,1” Atticus Finch explains to his daughter Scout after a rough first day of school. This is one of the jewels of wisdom found in the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel...

Book Review: Fahrenheit 451

Book Review: Fahrenheit 451

Jared Severn, Journalist

March 30, 2015

Overview Fahrenheit 451 takes place in a future “utopian” society where everything has fallen out of place. The world now moves too fast for its own good. Cars rush around at deadly speeds, televisions are built to replace entire walls, radios are plugged into most individual’s ears, constantly...

A Question of Magic-Review

 A Question of Magic-Review

Kate Hancock, Journalist, Editor

October 15, 2014

Book Review: A Question of Magic What if you received an inheritance from a relative you had never met? Well, in the book A Question of Magic, by E.D. Baker, that’s exactly what happens. Serafina is a young girl living in the town of Kamien Dom along with her family and friends. She’s smart and...

Burger’s Book Choice: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Burger’s Book Choice: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Megan Halverson, Journalists

February 24, 2014

 I recently took a “favorite book” survey amongst Williamsburg Academy students (who was willing to participate). After putting together how many times any particular book or series was mentioned, Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan won by a long shot.   This series tells...

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