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Summer Reading Redemption: English Class Reads that Deserve Second Chances

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High school sucked, right? Totally. Anyway, remember all those books you had to read? Turns out some of them were pretty good! Overcome your pimply PTSD and revisit some classics you may have overlooked back in the day. Matt’s Take Hey, who remembers high school? Because I sure don’t. My terrible bouts of awkwardness and raging hormones made sure I blocked out the majority of those four years. But some memories just stick, like assigned readings, and getting rejected by cheerleading captain Joanna Michaels*. Damn, she was ice cold. If you were at all like me in high school, there were some books you enjoyed and some you flat-out hated. We enjoy doing things on our own time, not when…

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Back-to-school looks inspired by classic characters from literature

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Labor Day has passed, which means summer is almost officially over and its time for kids (and adults) everywhere to head back to school. Want to be the best-dressed student walking the halls? From first grade to grad school, BookTrib has got you covered. Here are five back to school outfits inspired by iconic characters from classic literature: Elementary School Style inspired by Ramona Quimby   Ramona Quimby by rachelcarterya featuring a bib statement necklace Everyone’s favorite 8-year-old is a bit of a tomboy, bright, and definitely rowdy. So her style needs to be fun and bold, with lots of colors and clashing patterns. Plus the candy-like necklace and polka dot backpack are perfect for an imaginative girl like Ramona.…

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Lost love: the universal currency

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Your heart’s been broken before. Perhaps it happened many years ago, or perhaps it occurred more recently. Whenever the wound was inflicted, whoever was to blame, the experience was formative—like puberty, with which heartache often corresponds. Obviously, your ordeal was intensely personal; at the same time, you felt connected to a larger community. All those songs that suddenly gained a deeper significance; all that poetry that became (briefly) tolerable. Love lost is a universal currency: honored everywhere, despite your inclination to hoard it. Why We Broke Up, by Daniel Handler (art by Maira Kalman), is a fictional account of one such love lost. Specifically, Min (high school student, “interesting” girl) has dumped Ed (high school student, athlete and offhand homophobe),…

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