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Encore: Book Review

Encore: Book Review

Eliana Massey, Guest Writer

February 6, 2018


Filed under Book Review, Inspiration, Recent Articles, Reviews

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


Filed under Book Review, Recent Articles, Reviews

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

“The Selection” Series

Natalie M., Journalist

October 17, 2016


Filed under Book Review, Recent Articles, Reviews

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


Filed under Book Review, Recent Articles, Reviews

“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


Filed under Book Review, Recent Articles, Reviews

“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


Filed under Book Review, Recent Articles, Reviews

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


Filed under Book Review, Reviews

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


Filed under Book Review

 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...

A Wrinkle In Time– Book Review

A Wrinkle In Time– Book Review

Kaleigh Smith

December 1, 2013


Filed under Book Review

A Wrinkle in Time, written by Madeleine L’Engle, is an enjoyable, fun, and humorous book. The author’s characters are well formed and fleshed out. None of them acted contrary to their personalities and the character development was amazing. Furthermore, L’Engle’s plot is full of mystery and danger. It...

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