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The Book Look: Paper books, ebooks face off for readers’ attention

The Book Look: Paper books, ebooks face off for readers’ attention

April 11, 2017

(Editor’s note: This is senior Belen Silva’s last The Book Look column.) Technology has influenced the way we learn, react, think, and create. It is now a monumental part of our daily lives and without it, our world would probably crash and burn. Don’t get me wrong, some of these electron...

Books vs ebooks

Belen Silva, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016

Technology has influenced the way we learn, react, think, and create. It is now a monumental part of our daily lives and without it, our world would probably crash and burn. Don’t get me wrong, some of these electronics have saved lives, literally and figuratively, whether it’s AED machine that can resuscitate a loved one, or turning in that last minute report through email just on time practically “saving your life.” But is technology really necessary when reading books? In the great battle between books and ebooks,...

Tomie Awards recognizes good books

February 10, 2015

Magnet Tribune staff writers Lauren Melendez and Belen Silva host the first annual Tomie Awards.

The Book Look: ‘Eleanor and Park’ seek love in prejudiced world

The Book Look: ‘Eleanor and Park’ seek love in prejudiced world

Belen Silva, The Book Look columnist

September 4, 2014

"Eleanor and Park," written by Rainbow Rowell, is an extraordinary story about two star-crossed lovers finding any possible way to make their teenage dream work. Their story takes place in August 1986 with crazy red-haired Eleanor trying to find a seat on the school bus. Once she set foot on that bus...

The Book Look: Life of Anna relates to many

The Book Look: Life of Anna relates to many

Belen Silva, The Book Look Columnist

December 5, 2013

Bullying has always been a big problem for teenagers throughout the entire world. It will always continue to be unless we change our perspectives about other people and learn to accept them as they are. For Melanie, this lesson was learned far to late. In Sue Mayfield's book Drowning Anna, Anna is...

The Book Look: Love story matches up werewolves, humans

The Book Look: Love story matches up werewolves, humans

Belen Silva, The Book Look Columnist

November 5, 2013

Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater Okay, who doesn't love a good supernatural love story? If you don't, well you might change your mind when you read Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. Vampires are now considered "sexy," but what's so attractive about a pale skinned dude who glitters in the sunlight? For Grace...

The Book Look: Character searches for way to return home

The Book Look: Character searches for way to return home

Belen Silva, The Book Look Columnist

September 19, 2013

If you're into The Hunger Games, then this is the book you won't stop thinking about for weeks. The Maze Runner by James Dashner is simply incredible. When I first read this book, it was confusing yet exciting because I had no idea what was going on. I was as confused as Thomas. Thomas, the main charact...

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