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Current Rank: 74 (Books & Literature)
Site Description: Book reviews and anything book or reading-related from the Ateneo high school faculty and staff.
Date Joined: Jun 16, 2009

Tags: Books, Reading, Education, School, Reading projects

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"Savannah" by John Jakes
on Jun 18, 2009 in Eric Tomas Book Review Historical Fiction Reviewed by: Eric Tomas “That dirty old wreck? I don’t care who he is. I wouldn’t care if it was Sherman himself.” “Well, you should, because it is.” John Jakes has been one of my favorite novelists, ever since I opened the f...

Percy Jackson & The Olympians Series by Rick Riordan
on Jun 17, 2009 in Urban Fantasy Young Adult Enzo Flojo Book Review Reviewed by: Enzo Flojo No wizards. No vampires. No dragons. Just gods. Fantasy book series, whether they’re called chronicles, cycles or sagas, are a dime a dozen these days, what with the popularity of JK Rowling’s boy wizard renewing the...

"Prey" by Michael Crichton
on Jun 16, 2009 in Thriller Eric Tomas Book Review Sci-fi Reviewed by: Eric Tomas “In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles -- micro-robots -- has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns fro...

"The Road" by Cormac McCarthy
on Jun 15, 2009 in Chan Ylagan Book Review Contemporary Reviewed by: Chan Ylagan We all have a very good idea of how the world is going to end: amid torrents of sulfur and brimstone, tidal waves of flame, an armageddon of carnage. Apocalypse might come in the form of an incurable pandemic, a cataclysmic...

"The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman
on Jun 12, 2009 in Urban Fantasy Young Adult Honey de Peralta Reviewed by: Honey de Peralta review originally published in CoffeespoonsI've loved Neil Gaiman ever since I read the original version of Stardust (the graphic novel illustrated by Charles Vess). I then followed him through Neverwhere, American Gods,...

"Y: The Last Man" by Brian Vaughan and Pia Guerra
on Jun 1, 2009 in Graphic Novel Book Review Dia Sales Sci-fi Review written by: Dia SalesBook Watch, Vol. 1, Issue 5This is what you stumble upon when you check out what your students are reading during your class. Y: The Last Man is a comic book series published in sixty issues by Vertigo and collected in a s...

"The Other Boleyn Girl" by Philippa Gregory
on Jun 1, 2009 in Tine Valdellon Book Review Historical Fiction Review written by: Tine Valdellon Book Watch, Vol. 1, Issue 4Warning: No historical content! The Other Boleyn Girl focuses on the larger than life historical figures of Tudor England; the intense politics and social climate of the era take a backseat...

"The Time-Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger
on Jun 1, 2009 in Romance Book Review Contemporary Karen Ong Reviewed by: Karen Ong Book Watch, Vol. 1, Issue 3The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the unusual love story of Henry and Clare. What makes their story different is that Henry has a genetic condition that causes him to time-travel to his past or future...

"The Autograph Man" by Zadie Smith
on Jun 1, 2009 in Yey Ibanez Book Review Contemporary Reviewed by: Yey Ibanez Book Watch, Vol. 1, Issue 2Readers who lead straitlaced lives may find the characters in The Autograph Man, Zadie Smith’s second novel, rather unappealing. The main character, Alex Li-Tandem, does not have a conventional job...

"Gates of Fire" by Steven Pressfield
on Jun 1, 2009 in Tata Francisco Book Review Historical Fiction Review written by: Tata FranciscoBook Watch, Vol. 1, Issue 5This stirring and grand novel, told in Pressfield’s trademark masterful prose, tells the story of the ancient Spartans leading up to the famous battle of Thermopylae. Xeones, a Greek squir...

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