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The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

We Should All Read Kitchen

We Should All Read ‘Kitchen’

Mirica Woodley, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

Written by Japanese author Banana Yoshimoto and published in 1988, Kitchen details the life of newly-orphaned Mikage, a woman made to live with a family her grandmother held semi-close relations with...

King’s coming of age story was something I could cling to as a middle schooler, but the book’s impact was greatly diminished as I matured.

Ask the Passengers: A Worthy Buildungsroman?

Netta Haas, Opinion Editor October 20, 2022

To many people, A.S. King’s young adult novel Ask The Passengers is a heartwarming story of a teenager struggling to accept herself as a queer girl in small-town America. And in many ways, that is a...

How does a series launched more than a century ago still inspire so many adaptations?

Sherlock Holmes: the Classic, Quick-Witted Detective of 1892

Anah Khan, Features Editor October 18, 2022

My dear fellow,” said Sherlock Holmes, as we sat on either side of the fire in his lodgings at Baker Street, “life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. I curled...

The plot is altered so that Rapunzel’s mother drinks the moon drop flower instead of the sun drop flower.

Twisted Tales Reimagines Rapunzel in ‘What Once Was Mine’

Hiba Ali, Editor-in-Chief January 11, 2022

Twisted Tales is a series that inserts alternative plot elements into Disney movies to imagine how they play out.  This installment, written by Elizabeth Braswell, retells the tale of Rapunzel, or...

If you’re looking to read a good mystery/sci-fi novel with a cast of characters whom you understand and who would understand you, look no further.

Bison Book Blurbs

Hiba Ali, Features Editor November 4, 2020

The Greystone Secrets: The Strangers by Margaret Haddix You know that age-old story of kids whose mother disappears shortly after a news report of kidnapped kids who look just like them and have the...

By removing the shooter’s name, the author  forces the reader to focus on the characters and their circumstances and not spend any time fascinating on the shooter.

‘That’s Not What Happened’ Explores a Community in Turmoil After a School Shooting

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2020

What goes on in the lives of school shooting survivors after the news trucks and the cameras are gone? That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger explores the life of high school senior Leanne “Lee”...

The Testing Overshadows Predecessors in Dystopian Thriller Genre

“The Testing” Overshadows Predecessors in Dystopian Thriller Genre

Cameron Godfrey, Staff Writer June 9, 2014

I’m sure by now you’ve read The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins or the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth. Maybe you’ve read the Uglies series or The Maze Runner series, too. Maybe you’ve...

Israeli Novelist Reflects on his Childhood in Jerusalem

Israeli Novelist Reflects on his Childhood in Jerusalem

Scott Remer, Staff Writer December 5, 2011

A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz is beautifully written, imbued with the ineffable magic of a well-told story. Although it is a memoir of Oz’s early life, the rich vibrancy of the descriptions...

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