My Summer (Book!) Road Trip

Reading is my raison de être. So, after a hectic semester in college, I am celebrating my freedom with a three-part summer goal: Read, read and read. I can think of no better way of spending three months than by lounging around reading a good sci-fi or two. I just finished Carte Blanche, Jeffery Deaver’s…

Of Aliens and Men: Science Fiction, a Genre Code (Anthropology essay)

Wohoo, got to write an essay about science fiction! It was fun being able to write about The Hunger Games and X-Men! This is my final paper for my Language and Culture Anthropology class. We have to evaluate a code, which is a genre (like punk rock music, or fashion, or mystery novels). INTRODUCTION            …

“Divergent,” the next great Young Adult dystopian novel

“I am not Abnegation. I am not Dauntless. I am Divergent. And I can’t be controlled.” -Tris Definitely my favorite line from Divergent, by Veronica Roth, a young adult dystopian about a society split into factions based on personality. The quote captures Tris’ edgy personality. Divergent has been hailed as the next great young adult…