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Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
-William Wordsworth
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit at a typewriter and bleed.
-Ernest Hemingway
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.
-Jorge Luis Borges

Student Book Picks of the Month

Once you learn the joy of reading a whole world of discovery opens up and you will never look back.

The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey, Book #5 by Chris Colfer

“I thought this book was amazing because it had so many twists and turns. The characters were very interesting and creative, which made the book even more exciting.”

Gabriella Arroyo,Class of

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

“I loved this book because the characters are so relatable. They have feelings that are well described; the main character's friends group is almost exact like real friends are, and the relationship between the 2 main characters is magical. The story-line is romantic and sad, but the two concepts are so well integrated that the romantic parts made me smile and sometimes even laugh, but the sad parts made me tear up. The ending is predictable if you love sappy love stories as much as I do. The way they get to that point is truly beautiful. This book is my favorite book because it is wonderfully written and it is easy to lose yourself in the book. It is as if I was standing and watching what was going on as it was happening. This book is truly amazing.”

Victoria Howell, Class of 2022

Miami Book Happenings

Here are some links to Miami book events and fairs in 2018.

Miami Book Fair
Books and Books
Barnes & Noble
Dunbar Old Books


Book Review

By morgan parodi, Class of 2023

Deep Blue, by Jennifer Donnelly

Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly is a spectacular book packed with adventure, danger, romance, and friendship. It's about a girl, Serafina, who is a mermaid and lives with her "merpeople" deep in the ocean. She is supposed to be a queen, but when her parents are killed, she goes through a series of adventures to regain her throne from her evil cousin.

This is one of my favorite books. The adventure kept me interested; I could feel what Sera was feeling. The story is well written and I recommend this book to anyone who likes stories of mermaids, danger, and secrets.

I give it a 5 bulldog review.