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Crack the Code
Final [Exam] Refuge
Put On Your Dress Robes!
Find your frilliest dress robes and join us at the Library for a party to celebrate the newest addition to the Harry Potter cinematic universe, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. There is magic all around if you just look for it. Join us to create your own field book to caring for magical creatures, play tabletop Quidditch and more!
This consists of four stories--"quarters," Sedgwick calls them--from four different eras. Each is a compelling, haunting meditation on human nature. Each has horror undertones, confronts suffering and misery. Each is distinct in style, tone, setting, and action. Each involves philosophical musings about the meaning of spirals in the way of Jungian archetypes (universal, archaic patterns and images that derive from the collective unconscious and are the psychic counterpart of instinct; Wikipedia).
If you knew the world was going to end, but you had the power to stop it, would you?
A Man Said to the Universe
A man said to the universe:
“Sir, I exist!”
“However,” replied the universe,
“The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation.”
~ Stephen Crane
Does an ant's life matter to you when you step on it?
Does your life matter to the universe when it steps on you?
Now, as I read it all over again, I wonder . . .
They call that literary analysis, Stella, and I'm not particularly good at it. My job is to write. Your job is to figure out the deep stuff.
And there is deep stuff going on here, isn't there? For the love of Luna, I hope so.
An enjoyable, magic-less fantasy that nicely balances worldbuilding, character development, and action.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Don't be fooled by the opening battle scene and continuous conflict that drives the story into thinking this is a simple action book. It's tense and fast-paced, yes, but it is also full of moral, psychological, interpersonal, and political conflict. It is a book whose external action deeply considers complicated internal issues.