Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Rachel Hartman starts her fantasy novel out with a prologue that grabs the reader's attention. The first sentence captures the mystery and strangeness of the rest of the novel in a few words: “I remember being born.” Upon reading that, the question of “what is is creature” pops into your head. No human, whole human …

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Sending People to a Social-Grave

That square of sunlight is the only thing that reminds John Doe of that different world. Compared to the steel toilet, steel door, and his plain bed, the window brings him happiness. He walks in a circle around the beam of sunlight that lands on the ground. He hasn’t talked to someone from the outside …

Missing Reality 

Introduction:            Throughout the play of Hamlet, it is easy to see that appearance, the right appearance, is a big part of many characters' center. These characters establish an appearance that is different than their reality. They are trying to follow, distract from, forget about, and remain outside of reality. When …