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The Student News Site of Oakmont High School

Norse Notes

The Student News Site of Oakmont High School

Norse Notes

Bestselling and most recognizable cover of William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies.”

“Lord of the Flies” by William Golding

Lily Harrison, News Editor January 23, 2023

Most likely, you’ve already heard of the famous Penguin Publishing classic “Lord of the Flies,” written by William Golding. This is because so many times over, it has been assigned in hundreds of...

Best selling cover for “The Giver of Stars” depicts beautiful southern sunset.

“The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes

Lily Harrison, News Editor October 31, 2022

“The Giver of Stars,” written by well-known author Jojo Moyes, is a wonderful commentary on the beauty of sisterhood between women in the South and the terrible bias that sometimes comes with living...

One cover of “Emma,” depicting a vision of the town Emma lives in.

Remembering Jane Austen’s “Emma”

Emma Fischel, Staff Writer November 17, 2021

206 years ago, in November of 1815, Jane Austen released her third novel, “Emma,” which has remained unforgettable throughout the history of literature. The story is set in a fictional town called...

Covering all of “It Ends With Us”

Covering all of “It Ends With Us”

Emma Price, Features Editor, Social Media Director September 17, 2021

“It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover easily lives up to its number one ranked spot out of all her releases to date. This book follows the love interests and all of the trials and tribulations which...

An illustration of the Classroom of the Elite series, Courtesy of Shōgo Kinugasa, Shunsaku Tomose, and Media Factory

“Classroom of the Elite” series review

Marika Alexander, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

“Classroom of the Elite” is a Japanese psychological thriller light novel series written by Shōgo Kinugasa and illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose. The plot of this story revolves around the perspective...

A cover poster of the manhwa The Villainess Reverses the Hourglass.

Courtesy of SanSobee, Webtoon, Kakaopage, and Antstudio.

Want to start reading manhwa?

Marika Alexander, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Now you may be asking yourself exactly what manhwa is. Manhwa is the general Korean term used for comics and print cartoons. So the stories you see on Webtoon or Tappytoon are all classified as manhwa. Manhwa...

The cover of Angie Thomas new book, Concrete Rose.

“Concrete Rose”

Nova Roden, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

In January of 2021, author Angie Thomas released a new book titled “Concrete Rose,” a prequel further exploring one of the most likeable characters in her New York Times bestseller “The Hate U Give.” “Concrete...

The cover for the special publication of the 1000 chapter of One Piece.

One-thousand chapters of One Piece

Marika Alexander, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

On January 3, the one-thousandth chapter of popular manga series One Piece was released onto Shonen Jump publications everywhere. The creator, Eiichiro Oda, announced in this special edition, his plans...

“Buried Beneath the Boarding House” by Ryan Green is a local true crime story based out of Sacramento, California that is great for readers who enjoy mystery and murders.

Everything about “Buried Beneath the Boarding House”

Emma Price, Staff Writer December 7, 2020

“Buried Beneath the Boarding House” by Ryan Green is easily one of the best local true crime stories. The book tells of a woman’s life of crime and murder, leading her to continue these actions in...

The Trial of Lizzie Borden is a great choice for readers who are interested in true crime and historical novels.

Telling all about “The Trial of Lizzie Borden”

Emma Price, Staff Writer November 17, 2020

“The Trial of Lizzie Borden” by Cara Robertson is easily one of the best historical true crime stories. This book particularly focuses on the feelings of youngest daughter Lizzie towards her parents,...

If You Tell by Gregg Olsen is one of the best true crime novels by far.

Telling all about “If You Tell”

Emma Price, Staff Writer November 6, 2020

“If You Tell”  by Gregg Olsen is easily one of the most interesting and captivating true crime stories. The book not only tells of a family's life, but also the horrors that were taking place at the...

The cover of the great book Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.

Must Read Books

Laurie Lencioni, Staff Writer November 6, 2020

Do you need help finding your next book? Unsure where to look? Well, don’t worry! Here are some great series and stand alone books for you to try out. If you're looking for some great dystopian...

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