The Beachcomber

‘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” Bauer and her friends as they cope with loss, betrayal, hope and addiction in their small co...

“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 just seen movies. Either way, you’ve probably been exposed to plenty of young adult (YA) stories...

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 contained within Oz’s tome, coupled with the fluidity of his prose, is reminiscent of a novel. This imp...