Thank you, veterans

Thank you, veterans, for leaving your home and family to defend our country.

Thank you, veterans, for training long and hard.

Thank you, veterans, for healing the wounded.

Thank you, veterans, for dedicating your life to a greater cause.

Thank you, veterans, for never giving up.

Thank you, veterans, for being so selfless and putting others before yourself.

Thank you veterans, for protecting us.

Thank you veterans, for being so brave in the face of adversity.

Thank you for your years of unwavering dedication.

Time will fly.

Months with pass.

Years.

Decades.

But you will never be forgotten.

So thank you veterans, thank you.

-Katie K

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Why Luna is the best Harry Potter character

Hello, squad! Today I will be proving that Luna Lovegood is the best Harry Potter character. Pull out your butterbeer, sit back, and relax!

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1. She was always incredibly kind – even when other’s weren’t

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Luna Lovegood was never popular. In fact, she was made fun of numerous times for her unique personality. Often times other kids would call her “Loony Lovegood”, talking badly about her behind her back, and stealing her stuff. I am a hardcore Harry Potter fan and I can’t think of one time where Luna was ever or snappy to her bullies, even though they were insensitive and cruel.

Not to mention the fact that she consistently keeps a positive outlook on life. And she hasn’t had an easy life. Her mother died at a young age, and she doesn’t really have any friends.*

*I’m sorry to all you hardcore Luna fangirls(boys)

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2. She doesn’t care what other people think of her

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Luna has not, does not, will not ever let others negatively affect her. ย No matter what society’s rules are, or no matter how obviously awkward people perceive her, she doesn’t care.ย She is comfortable in her own dreamy, socially akward, state of being. You go, girl!

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3. She was never afraid

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Does anybody remember Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix**?

**That super long blue book where Harry was super moody and annoying and with Mrs. Umbridge Evil that you kind of wanted to DNF but ended up being really good and became everyone’s favorite but nobody wants to reread it because it’s actually really boring at some parts and super loooooong

Who was the bravest character?

Harry?

Nope.

It was Luna.

She was the first one to volunteer to help Harry save Sirrus Black at the Ministry of Magic and inspired others in the group to join as well. She indirectly showed that she was willing to do whatever it takes to save Sirrus, even though she didn’t know who he was. When she arrived (more accurately broke into) the Ministry of Magic, she fought bravely to help the most important people of all – her friends.

Also, she fought in the Battle of Hogwarts alongside her peers, which was also pretty legit.

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Keep on booking,

-Katie K

Everything Everything | Book Review (Spoiler free)

Hello, squad! Today I will be doing a spoiler free book review of Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. I hope that you enjoy!

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  • Title: Everything Everything
  • Author: Nicola Yoon
  • Publisher: Random House Teen
  • AR Reading Level: Unknown/Not listed

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IMG_0376My disease is a rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean, and wearing all black – black t-shirt, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I, Maddy, am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

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ExpectationsI expected this book to be good (even though I typically HATE Romance novels because my sister watched the movie adaptation and loved it. This is great news because usually book to movie adaptations are horrible. If the movie is good, the book is 10 times better.

Also, can we just take a moment to stare at the cover. LOOK AT HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS.

IPFF*

*I predict future fangirling

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LikesThe pacing was average, but the chapters were short and Iย read this novel in less than 24 hours. The story easily captured my attention and I was quickly engaged in the story and plot.

Nicola Yoon perfectly captured Maddy’s wonder when experiencing new things outside of the bubble she grew up in. I honestly don’t think it could have been done any better.

I am quite impressed! Usually I HATE Romance novels, but this was executed very well.

The drawings also added another element to the story. I especially enjoy books with these types of graphs and doodles. It in general makes the story more engaging and keeps the reader interested.

The ending was absolutely perfect.

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DislikesI would have liked to see a little bit more about Olly’s family life. There were so many chances for more development, but it just didn’t happen. We were only given a little bit of back story, which was disappointing. There was a wide open space for flaweless character development, but it just wasn’t there.

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Final ThoughtsIn conclusion, Everything Everything was a wonderful read that easily took the reader away to another world full of truth, discovery, love, and heartbreak. Although some parts were under-developed it was in general a rich novel that almost anyone who picked it up could enjoy.

I recommend this to everyone (especially teens) except those who don’t like romance novels.

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Keep On Booking,

-Katie K