Why ‘The Giver’ Is a Great Teen Novel

The Giver is the book that got me into reading. Oh sure, I had read lots of books before, but they were always just stories. Stuff happened until there was no more book left to read and you moved on without a lot of thought into what it all meant. The Giver was different. I remember being entranced by the story in the 7th grade, … Continue reading Why ‘The Giver’ Is a Great Teen Novel

Magic in Nostalgia

There’s Magic in Nostalgia: Why ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Mid90s,’ and ‘It’ Keep Us Coming Back

If you’re reading this, I’m going to take an educated guess and say there’s one thing in pop culture, more than any other, that you’ve been inundated with in the last couple years. (And no, it’s not a gratuitous influx of superheroes. Good guess.) It’s nostalgia. Don’t believe me? Think back over the past week. How far do you have to go before you remember … Continue reading There’s Magic in Nostalgia: Why ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Mid90s,’ and ‘It’ Keep Us Coming Back