Best of SNO High School Edition

‘Ostrich’ provides matter-of-fact hope

‘Ostrich’ provides matter-of-fact hope

Sydney McCabe, Middletown HS South, Middletown, N.J.

April 25, 2014


Filed under Books

Matt Greene’s near constant play on words, coupled with a surprisingly hilarious and unique approach to the woes of life as a teenager in the 21st century, give his first novel, "Ostrich," all the makings of a classic. Through a stream of consciousness elaborated by parentheses, protagonist Alex examines...

‘An Abundance of Katherines’ worth the read

‘An Abundance of Katherines’ worth the read

Grace Li, Dublin HS, Dublin, Calif.

April 22, 2014


Filed under Books

"An Abundance of Katherines" by John Green details the pitiful relationships of Colin Singleton, an anagram-obsessed child prodigy who has just been dumped by his nineteenth Katherine. The peculiar thing about Singleton is that he only dates girls named Katherine, hence the title. Heartbroken and tired...

More than just okay

More than just okay

Hannah Beckman, Francis Howell Central High School, St. Charles, Mo.

March 26, 2014


Filed under Books, Movies

There are some stories that stick with you long after you’ve turned the last page. There are some stories that affect you in ways you never thought that printed words could. There are some stories that teach you how to love, how to live, and how to truly appreciate the world around you. And then there...

California freshman self-publishes murder mystery novel

California freshman self-publishes murder mystery novel

Garrett Kaighn, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, Calif.

January 10, 2014


Filed under Books

Writing a novel is tough: you have to deal with writer’s block, a frustrating editor and especially the work and drama of middle school. Well, maybe not the last part — unless you’re freshman Anny Schmidt, who wrote and published a 200-page murder mystery novel as part of her eighth-gra...