It’s Lit..erature: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Imagine with me, for just a moment. The year is 2007. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has just released. It’s over. Sure, there are still movies to be made. But those are not the same as JK Rowling’s literary masterpieces. For all intents and purposes, we are now living in a post-Harry Potter world. […]

It’s Lit..erature: The Grapes of Wrath

 The Grapes of Wrath was written by John Steinbeck in 1939. Steinbeck was inspired to write it because he wanted to draw exposure to those responsible for The Great Depression and the effects that followed. After all, the book was published at the end of The Great Depression and during the “Dirty Thirties,” otherwise known […]

It’s Lit..erature: The Catcher In the Rye

The Catcher In the Rye is JD Salinger’s 1951 masterpiece. The story takes place in 1940s New York City and briefly at a college preparatory school in Pennsylvania. The novel follows sixteen year old Holden Caulfield after he gets kicked out of Pencey Preparatory. It’s the third school he’s been expelled from, so he’s not […]

It’s Lit..erature!

What Is Literature? A lot of teenagers tend to be intimidated by reading older books. They stick to what is popular. They read authors like John Green and Sarah Dessen. There is nothing wrong with this, of course, but there is so much more to be found in older novels. They hold secrets that cannot […]