The Fault in Our Stars

Clare Cannon | 06 June 2014
Romance, caring, philosophy -- this novel-to-screen teen sensation has it all. Perhaps too much.

Popular sci fi novel hits the big screen in November

Jennifer Minicus | 27 September 2013
Read the book before heading to theaters.

New movie for Pride and Prejudice devotees

Clare Cannon | 07 September 2013
Shannon Hale's 'Austenland' takes living inside fantasy to a whole new level.


Leticia Velasquez | 12 July 2012
Can "brave-ry" be over the top?

5 Reasons Why I Won’t See The Hunger Games

Clare Cannon | 23 March 2012
This review probably won't be popular, but it's important to talk about these issues.

The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies #2)

Clare Cannon | 24 September 2011
I don't think this series is worth worrying about.

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