YOUth Review: The Hawthorne Legacy 

  TBPL Book Review by Odessa Opas  The Hawthorne Legacy, a thrilling sequel to The Inheritance Games, is well worth your time.  This second installment is a gem of a YA book by the incredibly talented Jennifer Lynn Barnes.  Taking place in enormous and mysterious Hawthorne House, live the four powerful Hawthorne grandsons; their family;... Continue Reading →

YOUth Review: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke, is a true masterpiece. Published almost twenty years after Clarke’s debut novel, Piranesi explores humanity from such a new angle - and yet, it feels so familiar. The book introduces us to the main character, Piranesi, who, upon the first few pages, is immensely infatuated with the House, an endless expanse... Continue Reading →

YOUth Review: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

The book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell poses the question: “what makes high-achievers different?” “I want to convince you that these kinds of personal explanations of success don't work. People don't rise from nothing....It is only by asking where they are from that we can unravel the logic behind who succeeds and who doesn't”, as Gladwell... Continue Reading →

YOUth Review: Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde, a writer, feminist, and civil rights activist, tackles matters of sexism, classism,  racism, and homophobia in a series of essays and speeches. Her words are lyrical and informative, and explain things that she, herself, went through throughout her life to give insights into why people should educate themselves on these matters. Not only... Continue Reading →

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