The Prowler

“Girl in Pieces” by Kathleen Glasgow is a mental-health oriented novel depicting a teen struggling with self-harm and depression. A roller coaster of a plot, this book is recommended to anyone who loves a raw story.

Band-aids don’t fix everything

October 20, 2020

Content warning: This story contains themes of suicide and mental health. We live in a town where golf carts are used as transportation, a bubble if you wish....

“The Guardians” is a legal thriller about a man wrongfully convicted of murder. The novel encourages readers to fight for the truth in every situation.

Panther Reads

October 18, 2020

Science teacher Robbin Huggins finished reading “The Guardians” in July. “I love John Grisham,” Huggins said. “He writes a lot about Mississip...

“Sophie's Heart” follows an immigrant as she begins working for a widow’s family. She helps this family heal from their wife and mother’s death and find God’s grace once again.

Panther Reads

October 4, 2020

Healthcare sciences teacher Julie McKenna read “Sophie’s Heart” this summer. “It's something that could’ve really happened to somebody, e...

Unusually ‘Educated’

Written by Tara Westover, the memoir “Educated” takes a look at Westover’s life as she navigates through getting a real education and finding her true self. Westover wrote the book as a way to cope with her childhood and the life decisions she made to climb her way up the education ladder.

Joslyn Weber, Staff Writer

September 27, 2020

Following the life of Tara Westover, “Educated” explores Westover’s secluded and unusual life living with survivalists as parents in the mountains of ...

“The Alchemist” offers an inspirational story for people of all ages to enjoy.

Panther Reads

September 19, 2020

Assistant principal Brandi Meeks recently finished reading “The Alchemist.” “I liked the message, but I also liked it because it takes place i...

“P.S. I Miss You”

“P.S. I Miss You” follows Evie as she makes discoveries about her family, sexuality, and religion.

Cetera Plagmann, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

Over the summer I read “P.S. I Miss You,” Jen Petro-Roy’s first novel. Formerly a teacher and librarian, Petro-Roy has now released four books, al...

“The Fifth Risk” by Micheal Lewis examines governmental agencies and their transitions to Donald Trump’s presidency. Specifically, the author highlights the Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Energy.

Panther Reads

September 5, 2020

Economics teacher Mark DeCourcy recently read “The Fifth Risk” after receiving the book as a Father’s Day gift.  “What captured my attention initially...

Desperate and ‘Dry’

The book “Dry” follows two siblings as they navigate through an intense drought in California that is declared as a national emergency. Despite being released in 2018, the novel is a great reminder of hope as the world works together during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Joslyn Weber, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Following the fictional yet realistic scenario of a drought in California, the book “Dry” re-envisions the pre-existing droughts in California as drast...

“The Last Lecture” is an autobiography about the life of author Randy Pausch, a computer science and human-computer interaction and design professor at Carnegie Mellon University. When Pausch learns he only has months left to live, he takes to lecturing one last time, educating his students on how to make the most out of life with limited time.

Panther Reads

March 7, 2020

In this segment of “Panther Reads,” we feature math teacher Heather McNally, who shares her experience with her favorite book, “The Last Lecture,” b...