Nora Heiskell

100 Days of Sunlight, Reviewed by Nora, 13

What are five things you take for granted? I could start by assuming that you take your senses for granted. The ability to see, hear, touch, smell, and taste are so normal that they are often not appreciated until they are lost. If you have never lived in darkness, or silence, or in a world […]

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Reviewed by Nora, 13

Would you say you are a gifted child? Your gift does not have to be in school, you could be a gifted soccer player, a gifted dancer, or even a gifted Rubik’s Cube solver. Reynie Muldoon is a very gifted child, though on the surface he seems perfectly average. He has average hair, average clothes, […]

Like the Willow Tree, Reviewed by Nora, 13

Like the Willow Tree by Newbery award-winning author Lois Lowry is set in 1918, in the midst of the Spanish Flu epidemic. It follows Lydia Amelia Pierce, an eleven-year-old girl living in Portland, Maine. The Spanish Influenza epidemic was, in some ways, similar to the worldwide pandemic in which we are now living. People were […]