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Scythe Review

What would happen if people never died? Neal Shusterman’s Scythe explores this idea. In 2041 the modern day ‘cloud’ became “The Thunderhead” and  solved the world’s problems. All diseases and injuries were cured, the effects of global warming have been stopped, and resources have been carefully distributed to eliminate hunger. The order of Scythe’s are chosen to control overpopulation, the […]

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For One More Day Review

Everyone makes mistakes, but what would you do if your whole life fell apart? For Charles (Chick) Benetto, a former baseball player, problems with his career, finances, family, and alcohol abuse are enough to make him contemplate suicide. In this book, he goes back to his home town for one more day.  Mitch Albom has a writing style that is […]

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Mandalorian Season 2 Premier Review

Last Friday was a highly anticipated day for Mandalorian fans, the long awaited season two of the show premiered on Disney Plus! The first episode is available now, with new episodes aired every Friday. There has been a lot of speculation and anticipation about the second season and the premier did not disappoint! It starts with Din Djarin looking for […]

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The Kingdom of Back Review

Wolfgang Mozart, child prodigy and world renowned musician and composer. We all know his story, or at least know of him, but what about his sister? The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu explores the story of Maria Anna Mozart (or Nannerel). She was the older sister of Wolfgang and shared his musical talents, but she was born into a […]

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Fish in a Tree Review

Fish in a Tree is about a girl named Ally who, although is a wonderful artist, has never learned to read or write. Ally has dyslexia, a very common learning disorder that makes it difficult to read, write, and spell. It is a heartfelt book about a young girl and her journey through school as someone who can’t read or […]

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Among Us Review

Released on June 15, 2020, the game Among Us has recently experienced a huge surge in popularity. The basis of the game is that up to ten players launch onto one of three maps: The Skeld, MiraHQ, or Polus. Players are then given the role of either impostor or crewmate. The game, depending on the individual server’s settings, allows from […]

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Truly Devious Review

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson is the perfect mystery to kick off your fall! The story takes place at Ellingham Academy, a private school for gifted students to explore their interests in things like science, music, and language. It is also the home of one of the most famous cold cases in American history: the Ellingham kidnappings, otherwise known as […]

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Spy School Review

This book is directed to middle schoolers but it is a fun book that anyone could read and enjoy. While it is an action-packed book with a deep plot full of twists, underneath it is also a complex and interesting story about a boy and his friends growing up in crazy and unpredictable circumstances, much like the lives of many […]

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A Darker Shade of Magic Review

This week I bring you A Darker Shade Of Magic by Victoria Schwab. In Schwab’s universe, there are four Londons: Red London, White London, Grey London, and Black London. Each is very different and each is divided from the others by magic. Grey London is the only one without magic of it’s own. In the past anyone could travel to […]

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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Review

Welcome back to school! I know this year school is a bit different than normal  so I thought now would be a good time to return to something tried and true, The Hunger Games! Last spring Suzanne Collins released The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. This book returns readers to the world of The Hunger Games 64 years before the […]

Book of the Week

Book of the Week: The Raven Boys

This week I thought I would share another one of my favorite books! The Raven Boys is written by Maggie Stiefvater and takes place in Henrietta, Virginia,  a small town placed on a ley line making it a hotspot for strange activity. What I love about it is that each of the five main characters has their own story that […]

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Book of the Week: Renegades

Renegades is the first book in a trilogy written by Marissa Meyer. This is a book about superheroes and villains fighting for control of Gatlon City. Over the course of their fight, it can sometimes be hard to tell which side has the best interests at heart. It is definitely a book that leaves readers questioning things until the very […]

Editorials

All About Manga

Written by Sparsh Aiyar. Submit your own article to the City Voice at bit.ly/chmsVoiceSubmit Manga. You may have heard the word from a friend or on the media. You may have even seen a section for Manga at a bookstore or a library. So, what is Manga? Manga refers to Japanese comics that are often made into animations known as […]

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Six of Crows Review

Written by Maya Oeverman Six of Crows is written by Leigh Bardugo as part of the Grishaverse. (The Shadow and Bone trilogy and King of Scars are part of it too) I absolutely loved this book! Stated simply, It is about six teenagers who undergo a seemingly impossible heist but Leigh Bardugo does a really good job of including other […]

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Book Review of the Scorpio Races

Written by Maya Oeverman In this crazy time we are living through, sometimes it is nice to get lost in a good book! For your next reading adventure I would highly recommend The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stievater. It is a story centralized around The Scorpio Races in which competitors attempt to tame and race the deadly Capaill uisce (Water […]