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The Selection by Kiera Cass

February 14, 2019

America Singer is an ordinary 16-year old girl that comes from a poor family. When she gets selected for The Selection – a reality show competition where 35 random girls are selected to compete for Prince Maxon’s heart, she is pressured into joining.

I Stop Somewhere by TE Carter

February 14, 2019

In I Stop Somewhere there is a young girl named Ellie who lives in a remote small and supposedly boring town. Ellie is just starting high school and is feeling very lonely. All she wants to do is fit in and be a normal teenage girl. She has been pursuing school and she has found it boring and she has a vibe about her that is very sad.

Green Book (movie)

February 14, 2019

Based on a true story from 1962, this film stars Tony “Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), a tough, white, Italian-American bouncer living in the Bronx known for his willingness to get a little rough to achieve results. Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a black, highly regarded pianist recruits Tony to come on a tour with him in the Deep South. The real-life tour came only six years after Nat King Cole was attacked on stage by the KKK and swore off performing there again, so while the movie portrays this as a somewhat begrudging recruitment, it was a necessity for Shirley to complete the tour safely.

Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker

February 7, 2019

The main character, Jakabok Botch, tells the story of his life as a demon. It begins with his childhood, how he was mistreated by his parents. He recalls living in the fourth circle of Hell and how he found ways to pass the time. Jakabok then gets captured by humans from above who intend to skin him and keep his tails.

Daddy's Home (movie)

February 7, 2019

Daddy’s Home is a comedy that was released on December 9th, 2015. It stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) is a fun-loving radio host trying to get his stepchildren to love him and finally call him dad. This all turns upside down when their real dad Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg) returns home and surprises the kids.

NHL 19 (video game)

February 7, 2019

NHL 19 is an ice hockey simulation game developed by EA Canada and released by EA Sports on September 14th, 2018. It was developed for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the 28th NHL game developed by EA Sports and features Nashville Predators Defenseman P.K Subban on the game cover.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (movie)

February 7, 2019

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a teen comedy released on June 11th, 1986. It was filmed, written, co-produced and directed by John Hughes. The film became one of the top grossing films of the year, receiving $70.1 million over a $5.8 million-dollar budget.

NHL 18 (video game)

February 7, 2019

NHL 18 is a hockey video game developed by EA Canada and published by EA sport. It was released on September 15th, 2017. The game is available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Othello by Shakespeare

February 7, 2019

Othello is a play (tragedy) written by William Shakespeare. It was believed to be written in 1603. The play deals with many topics that are still relevant in society today such as jealousy and racism. The main plot of the play revolves around Othello, a general in the Venetian Army who happens to be black, and his royal ensign Iago.

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

February 7, 2019

Around the World in 80 Days is an adventure novel written by Jules Verne published in 1873. The book is centred around the character Phileas Fogg, who one day visits his reform club in London, England and bets his fellow club members 4000 euros each. He bets them that he can travel the world in eighty days.