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.

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.

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.

LitLife: David Halle and Maia Halle discuss The Tale of Two Cities

Maia and David discuss the novel The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and its themes

LitLife: Reeya Sr. and Riya Jr. discuss The Handmaid’s Tale

Riya and Reeya discuss the novel The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and the relevance of it in today’s society.

Kiernan Lynch interviews her grandmother on her love of books and why she likes to read.

In this interview, student Kiernan Lynch asks her grandmother about new literary discoveries as she traveled the world and how books have shaped her perception of the world and herself.

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.

Lit Life: Megan McKay and Nick Moawad talk about the thematic and societal implications in the novel Huck Finn

In this recording, 2 friends discuss their favorite characters, events, and themes in the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the deeper meanings that the book holds.

Lit life: Jana Zogbi and Liana Zogbi talk about how redemption is discussed in literature

In this recording, two sisters discuss the character development and relationships of the characters in the book The Kite Runner

Louise and Michelle Discuss Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women”

Louise and Michelle discuss the themes of family, coming of age, and forgiveness in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

The Alchemist Discussion

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

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.

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.