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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Student Review: Laughing at my Nightmare by Shane Burcaw

Cover from RRHS Catalog

Shane is a boy who has been in a wheel chair since the age of two. To function in his everyday life, he has to rely on others to help him do the simple tasks that other people take for granted. Shane shows his optimistic outlook on his life that is getting cut short. This book is one that I highly recommend if you want a personal perspective comedy. Personally, I like the way the writer interacts with the reader throughout the book. Its not your typical perspective of one that has a terminal disease. You would like this book if you like… books such as The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and Me Before You By Jojo Moyes.

- Vanessa Garza, RRHS Student

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Student Review: Love. Volume 2, The Fox by Federico Bertolucci

Image from RRHS Catalog

This graphic novel follows a fox as she hunts for food on an island filled with numerous other animals and a smoking volcano. I absolutely recommend this book to others; it fully utilizes the beautiful art work within the novel to tell a story with out words. You would love the book if you like graphic novels about animals or if you like graphic novels in general.

- Nathaniel, RRHS Student

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Student Review: World War Z by Max Brook

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Max Books does a monstrous job as he recounts all the horrific events before, during, and after the events of  WWZ. As he travels all over the world gathering stories of the war, you learn all the different affects and effects of each and every country that suffered. You would like this book if you like… books about zombies.

- Gus, RRHS Student

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Faculty Review: The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

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Earth in the future has suffered from ecological disasters and wars. A United Nations artificial intelligence has taken control of orbital weapons platforms in order to save mankind from itself. One of the methods of control also includes keeping hostages from each nations ruling family. This is the story of a group of these children and how they try and survive circumstances beyond their control. This is a definite must read. The plot was very original and entertaining. I would read again. You would like this book if you like… Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

- Michael Russell, RRHS Staff