The Great Gatsby: Annie Schulz and Kelly Summerwill discuss the Great Gatsby.

In this recording Kelly Summerwill and Annie Schulz discuss important moments that can further develop the understanding of The Great Gatsby.

Kiernan Lynch and Rachel Fuechtman talk about “A Tale of Two Cities” and why they read books of literary merit

In this recording, Hinsdale Central students Kiernan Lynch and Rachel Fuechtman discuss their thoughts on “A Tale of Two Cities” and how they interpreted the characters and themes.

Aunt Jessica SC Interview

In this interview, my aunt and I sat down and talked over a book we both read. We talk about a book called Their Eyes were Watching God.

Novel Wisdom: Anastasia Sakkos and Marija Bounavolonto discuss “the Color Purple” and why it has been recommended.

In this recording, Illinois student Anastasia Sakkos and boss Marija Buonavolanto discuss the book recommendation of “the Color Purple” as it relates to gender and racial roles.

Ethan Harrast

In this recording, high schooler Ethan Harrast interviews his college student sister to clear up some questions about the plot of Handmaid’s Tale and how the dystopian novel relates to today and tomorrow’s world.

Native Speakers: Sarah Kim and Jae Kim talk about their interpretation of “Native Speaker” by Chang-rae Lee.
December 12, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, Sarah Kim and her father Jae Kim discuss pivotal moments in the novel “Native Speaker”, the trauma of losing a loved one, and what it means to be B+ students of life.

Discussing “The Kite Runner”

In this recording, AP Lit student Bilal Yousuf interviews his father about the book “The Kite Runner”, exploring its themes, plot, and overall quality.

Pride & Prejudice Book Talk: Alyssa Nasca and Monica Avalos talk all about the themes, characters, and plot of the story

In this interview, Alyssa and Monica discuss the most pivotal moments in the novel, why the book was recommended, and the differences between the novel and movie.

Book Talk: Ian Drury & Allegra Dugan discuss literature, benefits of reading, and timeless novels.

Drury and Dugan discuss the challenges of finding one’s path in the world, blooming in the face of darkness, and influencial people and events. Also mentioning various books that have stuck with them and hopes for the future.

Grace Kennedy and her mom, Sue Kennedy, discuss the Great Gatsby, literary merit, and the impact of reading in our daily lives.

In this recording, mother and daughter Grace and Sue Kennedy discuss the Great Gatsby and why Sue recommended the book to Grace. The two also discuss how a book attains literary merit, and what impact reading has on our daily...

Was it justice? Lynn Matar and Mrs. Morley discuss Murder on the Orient Express.

In this interview, Lynn Matar asks Mrs. Morley her thoughts about different aspects of Agatha Christie’s book and debate whether justice was served in the end.

Novel Wisdom: Mae Javois and Anne Malcolm discuss The Kite Runner.

Mrs. Malcolm and I talked about the major message and theme of The Kite Runner, and the structural techniques Hosseini used to portray this message. We discussed in detail the relationships between the characters, and how they shaped the storyline...

Novel Wisdom: Arya Chawla and Raj Rathi discuss the Great Gatsby.

In this recording, student Arya Chawla and economist Raj Rathi discuss their thoughts and reactions after reading the Great Gatsby.

Novel Wisdom: Lauren Keating and Brianna Comstock discuss 1984 by George Orwell

In this recording High School students Lauren and Brianna discuss the many important characters in the book and how the plot of the book differs from other totalitarian governments

Novel Discussion: Leia and Evans Pappas analyze the development of “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
December 11, 2018 App Interview

Leia Pappas and her father, Evans Pappas, discuss the relationships and themes present in “The Shadow of the Wind” while also mentioning why Evans recommended the book to Leia initially.

The Namesake: Alec Hill and history teacher Mrs. Patel discuss a novel’s significance and its connection to readers.

In this interview, high school student Alec Hill and history teacher Mrs. Patel examine The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. This book was recommended to Hill by Mrs. Patel for his senior year reading list. Topics of discussion include immigration, family...

Novel Wisdom: Juliana Gutierrez and Jordan Smits talk about book Pride and Prejudice and their favorite momements.

In this recording Juliana Gutierrez and her cousin, Jordan Smits talk about the book Pride and Prejudice that Jordan reccomended to her, and their favorite characters, moments, and what they took away from the book.

Before Graduation: Kayla Byrne and her mother Armita Bijari discuss the importance of reading the book Jane Eyre.

In this recording, student Kayla Byrne and her mother and neurologist Dr. Armita Bijari do a follow up interview after reading the book Jane Eyre to discuss why it was such a valuable read.

Literary Experience: Jay Liu and Andrew Li discuss the Kite Runner, its applications in life, and the reasons to read it
December 9, 2018 App Interview

In this episode of Literary Experience, high school seniors Jay Liu and Andrew Li discuss the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. They talk about personal experiences relating to the book and various interesting aspects of the novel.