Urban Beats: The Walk: An Artistic Showcase

By Sara Aslagson-Sahar

At 6pm on Wednesday, January 25th, I walked into the Moniker Warehouse on 16th Street. After signing in and filling out a survey, I was given a raffle ticket and was able to enter “The Walk: An Artistic Showcase.” This event was designed to give “a small glimpse into the lives of our youth [between the ages of 16-25]  and how mental health affects their lives in positive and negative ways,” and I think it definitely accomplished it’s goal. Keep Reading!

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When We Collided Book Review

By Kaitlan Tatro

whenwecollided.jpg“…we are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know.”

When We Collided by Emery Lord is not your average young adult romance novel. Instead of following the typical boy meets girl and they fall in love storyline, Lord provides readers with a beautiful read that is complicated, funny, and most of all, real. The two main characters, although young, both face obstacles in their lives that affect their everyday. Keep Reading!

Finding Audrey Book Review

By Stephanie Romero

Finding Audrey

To this day Confessions of a Shopaholic is my favorite movie. The hit romantic comedy was inspired by Sophie Kinsella’s novel of the same title. She’s had much success with her Shopaholic series and other works. This year the “Queen of Romantic Comedy” decided to branch out into the Young Adult Fiction genre. I recently enjoyed her first YA book, Finding Audrey, especially because Kinsella has an authentic, relatable way of bringing up the serious subject of mental health. Continue reading

Interview with Sophie Kinsella

 

By Stephanie Romero

sk_maddie_polaroid (2)Sophie Kinsella just released her first Young Adult novel this past summer called Finding Audrey. Sophie Kinsella is the bestselling author of the Shopaholic series as well as many standalone novels. A novel from the Shopaholic series was adapted into a movie in 2009. She started her writing career with novels written under her real name, Madeleine Wickham. In Finding Audrey, Audrey’s journey to recovery with the help of Dr. Sarah, her family, and Linus is just the type of story Sculpt is interested in exploring. It’s difficult to write about a mental illness authentically, but she did so in this novel. I am thrilled to feature this interview.

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