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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Fame is what helps Evelyn Hugo escape her old life, but it is also what holds her back from true happiness.

Book Review: ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’ examines true price of fame

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor May 23, 2022

They say to never judge a book by its cover, but the faceless femme fatale in the emerald green gown adorning the front of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” cannot help but...

Follow the blossoming of Achilles and Patroclus’ poetic relationship as it grows deeper and deeper with each passing year.

BookTok Review: ‘The Song of Achilles’ tells beautiful, devasting Greek love story

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist April 19, 2022

Everyone – even those who claim to know nothing about Greek mythology – has heard of the Trojan War.   Paris, prince of Troy, fell in love with Helen, who was married to Menelaus, king...

Follow the tragic stories of Fallon and Ben and learn how they intertwine.

BookTok Review: ‘November 9’ offers rollercoaster of emotions

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist April 5, 2022

One afternoon, my editor-in-chief messaged me to rave about “It Ends with Us” and “November 9” by Colleen Hoover, expressing how both novels emotionally destroyed her in the span of 48 hours.  As...

The Thicket is a great read if you are looking for societal commentary, but not as great if you are hoping to be really scared.

Book Review: ‘The Thicket’ highlights ‘horrors’ of corporate greed

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor March 31, 2022

“The Thicket” by Noelle W. Ihli is a book I found on Amazon. Because virtually anything can be published on the platform, most books there are a hit-or-miss. Set in rural Idaho, the Halloween attraction...

Intelligence could be more than our capacity to make good decisions, or to convert a set of inputs into the best possible outcome.

Book Review: ‘A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence’ offers new perspectives on neuroscience theories

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist February 10, 2022

For all of neurosciences’ advances, we have made very little progress on its biggest question: How do simple cells in the brain create intelligence?  Jeff Hawkins and his team discovered that...

Who would not enjoy a romance novel with a good mix of the fake-dating and
opposites-attract tropes alongside a bit of geeky pizazz?

BookTok Review: ‘The Love Hypothesis’ encapsulates challenges people face in academia

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist February 8, 2022

In her debut novel “The Love Hypothesis,” Ali Hazelwood took BookTok by storm, garnering thousands of book recommendations from avid readers within mere months of its publication in September. I...

Even with some lackluster characters, Colony of the Lost has a plot that is entertaining and thoughtful enough to stay engaging.

Book Review: ‘Colony of the Lost’ provokes thought on human nature, society

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor February 8, 2022

“Colony of the Lost” by Derik Cavignano blends horror, mystery and an underlying message about how close-mindedness leads to death. The book takes on several perspectives in a third-person narrative,...

One of Us is Lying offers readers a thrilling mystery with a twist at the end.

Book review: ‘One of Us is Lying’ by Karen M. McManus

CALLIE GERBER, Evergreen reporter December 1, 2021

Warning! This review contains spoilers about "One of Us is Lying." I often struggle to find books I truly enjoy. They either have too much action and not enough character development, making it so that...

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 28, 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 28, 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 21, 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...

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