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.

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.

Interview #2: Discussing a Novel

In this interview, my brother Jonah and I discuss the novel 1984 by George Orwell. We talk about why he recommended this book to me as well as questions I had while reading the book.

Book Wise: Juliana Gutierrez and Carol Gutierrez talk about their reading history and book reccomendations.

In this interview, Hinsdale Central student Juliana Gutierrez talks to her mother, Carol Gutierrez, about her reading experiences in the past, her favorite books she has read, and book reccomendations.

Book Wise: Ella and Joe Pope talk about their reading lives, impactful books, and book recommendations
September 12, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, father and daughter, Ella and Joe Pope, talk about their reading lives, the books that have influenced them the most, and what books should be read before the end of high school.

Interview #1: Book Recommendation

In this recording, my friend Betsy and I discuss literature, including genre preferences, reading styles, and books she believes are essential to a high school education.

Novel Wisdom: Whitney Wilda and Jennifer Stavreva talk books.
September 6, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, Jennifer Stavreva, a student, and Whitney Wilda an Illinois history teacher discuss the books that need to be read before a student graduates high school.

Novel Wisdom: Evan Ostrowski and Kim Harte discuss the Sympathizer and debrief the novel.

In this recording, Evan and his mother Kim discuss The Sympathizer and some follow up questions regarding major themes the novel offers.

The Alchemist Discussion

We briefly discussed the valuable lessons present in the story as well as the important characters.

The Secret Life of Bees:Alexis Hamdan and Rita Lacher discuss the story

In this recording, Alexis Hamdan discussed the book The Secret Life of Bees with her grandma, Rita Lacher.