Set in a futuristic negative utopia, George Orwell’s novel, 1984, is a cautionary tale for the sake of mankind. In Orwell’s society, the Party rules with a tenacious grip on humanity. They monitor and control every thought, action, and emotion, dehumanizing society in the process. Struggling with the prohibition of his expression, Winston’s journey demonstrates… Continue reading Subjective Sanity
The following is my first ever sonnet, written for my English 9HP class: If you stand about and dare look yonder Into the overwhelming, daunting sky You may stay little longer to ponder For will it truly matter when I die? As the universe goes on endlessly Farther away the more little we are,… Continue reading Sonnet
The following is my English essay answering the prompt: What is a monster? A monster is never one specific thing; it’s a much more complex idea that evolves with us. The word monster begins as just that: a word. However, as we develop, we begin to associate certain qualities with the word as our… Continue reading A True Monster: Mankind
A poem I wrote is going to be published! So, a while ago I entered a poetry contest held by the American Library of Poetry. I recently received an email from them notifying me that my poem has been selected to be published in their annual poetry book. This year's book is entitled Eloquence. I'm extremely honored… Continue reading Exciting News!
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is about a contest within a virtual world called the OASIS, the prize being the multibillion dollar fortune left by the game's creator, James Halliday. The challenge is a search for his hidden egg in OASIS. Avatars searching for the egg (aka gunters) have to find three keys and… Continue reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
I recently received the amazing opportunity to participate in a Twitter Chat tonight with the author of The DUFF, Kody Keplinger! The event will take place tonight, Wednesday, June 10th, at 5pm PST/ 8pm EST on the @theDUFF Twitter handle with the #KodyQandA. This Twitter Chat is to celebrate the Blue-ray/ DVD release of The… Continue reading Kody Keplinger Twitter Chat!
I read the book early this year, and sadly I wasn't able to watch the movie when it came out in theaters, but I was recently able to watch it on demand. I want to start off by saying that the movie and the book are completely different. The book follows a "enemies with benefits"… Continue reading The DUFF Review