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Bloons Tower Defense 5 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Balloons are floating down Monkey Lane, and they’re homing in on Monkey City! Luckily the monkeys are there to stop the onslaught. Developed by Ninja Kiwi, “Bloons Tower Defense 5” is a unique and creative twist on the classic tower defense... (more »)
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Benji by Sun Kil Moon This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Simplistic but melodic. Tragic but warm. Small-scale stories, grand-scale meta-narratives. These descriptions come to mind when listening to Mark Kozelek's sixth studio LP with Sun Kil Moon, “Benji.” Folk-rooted, acoustic-driven, and... (more »)
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12 Years a Slave This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Hope is a dangerous thing. It can make someone cling to a dream with all their might, but it can also destroy their spirit in the process. Hope is all that Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) has left, and he clings to it, believing he will... (more »)
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Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Liv Bloom would do anything to escape foster care. So when she gets an art scholarship to Wickham Hall, the fanciest, most prestigious (and allegedly haunted) school in the country, Liv is ecstatic. Sure, some of the rituals at the school are a... (more »)
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Shrines by Purity Ring This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Formed in 2010, Canadian band Purity Ring consists of lead singer Megan James and instrumentalist Corin ­Roddick. The group creates experimental, witch house, and post-dubstep-influenced music. Their only album, “Shrines,” released in July... (more »)
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Paper Towns by John Green This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Whether or not you're a fan of John Green, he absolutely hits it out of the park with Paper Towns. This novel sets itself far apart from the others by showing the world through the eyes of an average teenage boy who experiences love, loss, joy,... (more »)
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Panic by Lauren Oliver This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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In Lauren Oliver's recent novel, Panic, the idea behind the game is fear. Fear paralyzes the body during most of the challenges, but the motivation for each player to keep going is the payout of $67,000. Set in the small town of Carp, the novel... (more »)
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Day of the Dog by Ezra Furman This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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With Chicagoan Ezra ­Furman's fifth album, he further proves himself to be not only an adventurous songwriter and musician, but also possibly the most unique voice in underground music. Furman released his first recordings with his band, the... (more »)
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Kiss Land by The Weeknd This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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In a departure from his previous inclination toward anonymity, last year Ontario native and up-and-coming R&B star Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd, released his first solo album. From the cover of “Kiss Land,” featuring a full headshot of... (more »)
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The Italian Job (2003) This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“The Italian Job” is perfectly clichéd. First the heroes commit the ultimate heist of $30 million in Spanish gold, then one of their own betrays them, and then the heroes try to recommit the heist – this time stealing it back from the... (more »)
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More Than This by Patrick Ness This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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There are plenty of book-lovers who confine themselves to one genre. They get a thrill from a magic that doesn't exist on earth. Sometimes the truth is just too much to handle. Or maybe it's as simple as being comfortable and staying with what... (more »)
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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The Scarlet Letter is a novel of many different perceptions. During this time period, sins are never unnoticed. Some may believe the transgressions of Mistress Hester Prynne are merely human nature, while others believe that moral and biblical... (more »)
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Elsewhere by Gabrelle Zevin
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After Death What happens when you die? No one knows and there is no way to find out. Some more common beliefs are that you go to heaven or you are reincarnated as someone else. Some people say that you simply just die.What if theres another way.... (more »)
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Divergent by Veronica Roth
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When I first started the book I was really confused by all of the details.In the first chapter I was not getting into it and I was going to quit reading it,but then I got to the 2nd chapter and it picked up a little bit and by the 5th chapter I... (more »)
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Looking For Alaska by John Green
Looking For Alaska John Green first won me over when I read The Fault In Our Stars. After reading that, I made an oath to read every book he has ever written. I started with Looking For Alaska. Looking For Alaska is an amazing book that... (more »)
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Girls In Pants: The Third Summer of the...
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Summer is the time of happiness. Lasting sun, tan bellies, longs beautiful nights, and being able to see your friends 24/7. Summer is the place for it all. Yet summer is also a place for sorrows, sadness and goodbyes. This is the summer of... (more »)
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