Everything Will Change: Thoughts on “The Maze Runner”

The Maze Runner by James Dashner is the first book in a young adult dystopian science fiction trilogy. The book was recommended to me because of its supposed similarities to the Hunger Games Trilogy. In fact, I was told The Maze Runner was “comparable to the Hunger Games.” As I flipped through the pages of the book, however, this … Continue reading Everything Will Change: Thoughts on “The Maze Runner”

Quoth the Raven: Thoughts on “The Raven”

Synopsis:  As long as you don’t mind rewriting history and disturbingly gore-filled scenes, “The Raven” is a compelling watch. The movie follows the life of Edgar Allan Poe. In the film, a madman begins committing murders based on Poe’s works. Thinking Poe might be able to shed some light on these gruesome deaths, Detective Fields … Continue reading Quoth the Raven: Thoughts on “The Raven”

Let’s Be Hipster and Eat…ALL OF THE SUSHI!

Every two years a group of Evangel English majors embarks on a pilgrimage to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to attend the Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing. This is my second time at the Calvin Festival, and I’m excited to see what the next couple days have in store. I love hearing from individuals who are … Continue reading Let’s Be Hipster and Eat…ALL OF THE SUSHI!

Thin Mint Frappuccino

Through Pinterest, I stumbled upon a link leading to Starbucks’ “secret” menu. Intrigued, I began scanning the various items. While combinations such as the “Captain Crunch Frappuccino” sounded strange, others like “Snickers Frappuccino” sounded absolutely indulgent. One suggested frappuccino caught my attention–the Thin Mint Frappuccino. Always a fan of mint and chocolate, I immediately wanted … Continue reading Thin Mint Frappuccino

Thoughts on “I Am Number Four”

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore is an attempt at compelling young adult science fiction. The concept is great but the delivery “misses the mark.”  The story is told from the perspective of John Smith, a fifteen-year-old boy who is also an alien from the planet Lorien. John and his guardian, Henri, are on the … Continue reading Thoughts on “I Am Number Four”