Would You Want to Know? The Immortalists

The Immortalists

The Immortalists

By: Chloe Benjamin

Grade: C

Four young siblings seek out a neighborhood psychic who can and does tell them the specific dates they are going to die. Knowing that Simon, Klara, Daniel and Varya must go about trying to live their lives (or not) with that knowledge hanging over their heads. Would you want to know the exact date your going to die? Do you think fate plays a hand? Are you responsible for your choices in that situation? What would you do? Live or hide?

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10 Things I Wanted to Do after Reading Books…

unearthed

So I read Unearthed recently about two teenagers on another planet in a race to solve the puzzle left by an alien race and either save or doom Earth. It was an okay book but it made me really want to take up xenoarcheology. Basically studying alien races which would be one of those jobs that where super dull until they were super world-ending exciting.

It also made me think of all the other things I wanted to do after reading about them in books…

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Blind Spot Series 2018: It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

Directed By: Frank Capra

Grade: C+

Ellie Andrews decides to run away from her domineering father to meet up with the man she loves in New York. While on the way there she winds up with Clark Gable, a down on his luck reporter, and a series of problems that keep them together longer than they would have expected.

This was my first pick for the Blind Spot Series and a movie I’ve really wanted to watch for a while.

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12 Strong: The Horse Soldiers

12 Strong

12 Strong

Directed By: Nicolai Fuglsig

Grade: B-

I keep wanting to call this movie 12 Down, which I know is not a good thing in military terms. As the pic says this is the declassified true story of the horse soldiers. A unit inserted into Northern Afghanistan and linked up with General Dostum to help them take on the Taliban and kick them out of a couple of strongholds.

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If Women Had the Power…

The Power

The Power

By: Naomi Alderman

Grade: C

It would be just as bad as ever.

Naomi Alderman’s book is about the young women of the world waking up and having the power to electrocute people including waking up the power in some of the older women of the world. The Power is also in the form of a manuscript- letters at the beginning and the end- a historical look at this event by a male author.

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