Time has no agenda

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera is about two teenagers, Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio, who receive a Death-Cast call telling them that sometimes in the next twenty-four hours they’re going to die. Using the Last Friend app, they find each other and spend their last day together, embarking on a crazy … Continue reading Time has no agenda


What it means to be ‘human’

Because I have never read anything about clones before, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, a dystopian novel, was a very different read for me, but it excited interesting questions. Some of the topics I will be discussing are the themes of loss and the inevitable, the importance of creativity, and the provocative question the novel … Continue reading What it means to be ‘human’

Review: 13 Reasons Why (part 2)

This post is the second part (or an extension) of the last post about the new Netflix's TV series 13 Reasons Why that will cover some extra points that I forgot to discuss and have been thinking about. This is not a very long piece, just a way for me to express my thoughts. If you would like, … Continue reading Review: 13 Reasons Why (part 2)


Review: 13 Reasons Why

**Warning: Spoilers Alert I'm pretty sure a lot of us have heard of or watched the new Netflix original series, 13 Reasons Why based off Jay Ashers' young adult novel. Before we begin discussing it, here is a brief summary (or a trailer if you prefer) of what it's all about: "As the school mourns the … Continue reading Review: 13 Reasons Why


A Clockwork Orange: Free will

In A Clockwork Orange, written by Anthony Burgess, the ability to freely choose is technologically conditioned by the authorities, therefore, it becomes a behavior instead of a choice, or through one's free will. After being caught for a crime, Alex DeLarge is thrown in prison but then volunteers himself for the Ludovico’s treatment in hopes to … Continue reading A Clockwork Orange: Free will


Nineteen Eighty-Four alludes to the church

Living in a harsh reality like in 1984, written by George Orwell, where the truth is distorted, eccentricity and expression are denied, and history is rewritten can easily prevent growth and discovering the truth. There are many themes that the novel revolves around, such as totalitarianism, control of information and history, psychological manipulation, and lack of … Continue reading Nineteen Eighty-Four alludes to the church


Review: The Edge of Seventeen

**Warning: Spoilers alert! Even though The Edge of Seventeen is a light hearted movie that explains depression, it was still heartbreaking. Growing up Nadine had a hard time going to school and making friends. Her life was even more difficult with her brother, Darian, who was perfect and popular. After her father's death, 17-year-old Nadine now suffers … Continue reading Review: The Edge of Seventeen