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Mathieu creates fictional feminist revolution based on personal experiences

The Sidekick’s Wren Lee reviews Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu for the upcoming authors event at William T. Cozby Public Library on Feb. 24.. She also connects the novel with the Riot Grrrl movement, which is an underground feminist punk movement that originated in the 1990s.

Wren Lee, Executive Design Editor

February 16, 2018

Young adult fiction’s latest feminist sensation Vivian Carter is ready to fight back.   Moxie is a young adult fiction novel written by author Jennifer Mathieu, who has written various other titles such as The Truth About Alice, Devoted and Afterward.   The book’s inspiration lie...

Robbins exposes society’s ugly side in The Overachievers

Sidekick staff writer Pramika Kadari holds a copy of The Overachievers by Alexandra Robbins. The Overachievers is a nonfiction book that explores the problematic pressures of today's society, focusing on eight high school and college students’ lives.

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

    In New York, there are preschools with a lower acceptance rate than Harvard, where children with parents who are obsessed with their success levels are sent.  This is only one of the many shocking facts The Overachievers by Alexandra Robbins presents regarding the insanity of society tod...

“Lone Survivor” gains interest

May 5, 2011

By Chase Porter Staff Writer After the recent events involving Osama bin Laden's death the book, "Lone Survivor," has taken up growing interest because of its involvement with the U.S. Navy SEALs. The book, "Lone Survivor," written by Marcus Luttrell focuses on his team of SEALs, SEAL team 10...

Book review: Eat Pray Love

January 29, 2010

by Melissa Brisco Staff Writer I am generally not a big fan of autobiographies. Normally, I find them boring and I quickly lose interest. However, Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love is one of the best books I have recently read. Eat Pray Love tells the story of Gilbert’s life after divorce and another  heartache and her miraculous journey through three countries on he...

Review for Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

December 18, 2009

I am not what you would call an avid science fiction fan. In fact, I think I can count the number of Sci-Fi books I’ve read on one hand. But after finishing reading Flower for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, I might have to reconsider the world of fictional science.                 Flowers ...

Review for Lightning Bug by Donald Harington

October 8, 2009

Most works of contemporary fiction focus on either prevalent issues or infamous historical events. However,  in Donald Harrington's second novel, Lightning Bug, the reader is introduced to the world of Stay More, Ark. and the dramatic lives of its tiny population. The main character, Latha Bourne, is the t...