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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Can a happily ever after story really happen after so many tears and heartache?

BookTok review: ‘Ugly Love’ provides life lessons for relationships

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist November 11, 2021

Ever since I finished “It Ends with Us,” TikTok has not stopped recommending novels by Colleen Hoover. But I am not complaining. I recently completed “Ugly Love” and I want to share my thoughts....

A whimsical story about family, protecting and fighting for those you love, adventure, loss, evil, a boy’s journey of finding himself and the village it took to raise him. It’s ‘The Jungle Book’ turned spooky.

Book review: ‘The Graveyard Book’ gives Halloween new emotion

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist October 27, 2021

“I don't remember anything about the days before I was a ghoul,” said the famous writer Victor Hugo. “Nor I,” said the Emperor of China, proudly. “Nope,” said the 33rd President of the...

Book review: ‘Frankenstein’ more than a spooky novel

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist October 27, 2021

I am a lover of classic novels and since Halloween is quickly approaching, there is no better time to review Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” Many of you are aware of Frankenstein’s monster —...

A love triangle focused around three men in Texas? What more could I ask for?

Book review: ‘Take Down’ hits some of the marks

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor October 20, 2021

You caught me. I am a huge sucker for romance books. It was how I spent a good portion of quarantine last year. I read a few books that centered around my interests and laughed and cried and judged...

Coelho’s novel was published in 1988, but it is still ahead of the times. His story gives readers a new perspective on life and one’s “Personal Legend.”

‘The Alchemist’ catalyst for anyone’s personal growth

SYDNEY DOWNING, Evergreen columnist October 3, 2021

Paulo Coelho’s novel, “The Alchemist,” is a tale of adventure. It is motivational, eye-opening and cherished by endless people of all different ages and beliefs. More specifically, this widely-known...

Characters in this novel show the suffering of being in love with your abuser and the strength of being a survivor.

BookTok review: ‘It Ends with Us’ powerfully illustrates anguish of abuse

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist September 29, 2021

Like everyone else, I am mindlessly scrolling through TikTok any chance I get. There, I happened to stumble across a book recommendation for a novel by Colleen Hoover.  If you have been on Book...

Characters in this novel reveal how life continues on as we work through our struggles.

‘Turtles All the Way Down’ beautifully depicts anxiety, OCD

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist September 22, 2021

John Green’s young adult novel, “Turtles All the Way Down,” is a refreshing contemporary piece filled with powerful quotes that disclose the raw and painful reality of living with a mental illness. The...

Poverty rates and annual deaths from natural disasters have decreased, creating a higher quality of life for all people.

Book review: ‘Factfulness’ inspires new hope

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist September 8, 2021

Does anyone else get instantly depressed when they hear negative news? Do you feel as though the world is not getting any better? As students in particular, do you ever feel like there is no hope for the...

Although it has a slow start, once you get into the passionate romance and thrilling, high-stakes adventure, this book is hard to put down.

‘A Discovery of Witches’ is intellectual’s ‘Twilight’

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor July 18, 2021

Deborah Harkness’ novel “A Discovery of Witches” begins when historian (and witch) Diana Bishop comes across a very old book while doing research in an Oxford University library. However, Diana...

If you are in search of a book with positive portrayals of mental illness, family and friendship, John Corey Whaley’s “Highly Illogical Behavior” is the novel for you.

Book Review: ‘Highly Illogical Behavior’ teaches all ages about LGBTQ+ youth, mental health, friendship

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor July 8, 2021

John Corey Whaley’s young adult novel “Highly Illogical Behavior” is a charming coming-of-age story that is an excellent introduction to many difficult issues for kids as young as middle school,...

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