To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee


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I decided to read To Kill a Mockingbird after finishing The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Since TKAM is considered an American classic that deals with race issues during the Great Depression, I thought it would provide an interesting comparison to the struggles that black people face in the US today. Told from the […]

December 12, 2017

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas


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“Daddy once told me there’s a rage passed down to every black man from his ancestors, born the moment they couldn’t stop the slave masters from hurting their families. Daddy also said there’s nothing more dangerous than when that rage is activated.” ― Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give Inspired by the Black Lives Matter […]

December 8, 2017

The Vegetarian – Han Kang


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While deciding to adopt a vegetarian diet is fairly inconsequential for most of us, save for the odd dietary restrictions reminder come Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, it is the beginning of a series of dreadful events for Yeong-hye, who renounces meat as a result of terrifying nightmares that haunt her. Told from the perspective of […]

December 8, 2017