Rating: 2 Stars ★★☆☆☆
“Sir?” she repeats. “How soon do you want it to get there?”
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.
Rating: 1.5 Stars ★★☆☆☆
Out here, I can feel the dead in the trees.
Where Emmeline lives, you cannot love and you cannot leave…
The Council’s rules are strict, but they’re for the good of the settlement in which Emmeline lives. Everyone knows there is nothing but danger the other side of the Wall, and the community must prepare for the freezing winterkill that comes every year.
But Emmeline struggles to be obedient under the Council’s suffocating embrace – especially when she discovers that a Council leader intends to snatch her hand in marriage.
Then Emmeline begins to hear the call of the trees beyond the Wall…
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Bright morning sunlight streams down through gaps in the forest canopy, as two cars rumble closer along the dirt road.
When three teenagers set out to explore an abandoned house in the middle of a forest, they think they’ve found the location where the infamous Molly Holt video was filmed.
They’ve found much more than that…
Rating: 2 Stars ★★☆☆☆
One cold December day in 1996, I met up with an elderly racist leader named Pastor Richard Butler.
No, it doesn’t get much weirder than this: Thor Templar, Lord Commander of the Earth Protectorate, who claims to have killed ten aliens. Or April, the Neo-Nazi bringing up her twin daughters Lamb and Lynx (who have just formed a white-power folk group for kids called Prussian Blue), and her youngest daughter, Dresden. For a decade now, Louis Theroux has been making programs about offbeat characters on the fringes of U.S. society. Now he revisits the people who have most intrigued him to try to discover what motivates them, and why they believe the things they believe. From his Las Vegas base (where else?), Theroux calls on these assorted dreamers, schemers, and outlaws–and in the process finds out a little about the workings of his own mind. What does it mean, after all, to be weird, or “to be yourself”? Do we choose our beliefs or do our beliefs choose us? And is there something particularly weird about Americans?
Rating: 2.5 Stars
“What’s it going to be then, eh?”
15-year-old Alex enjoys classical music, leading his small gang of droogs and committing ultra-violence: robbery, rape, torture and murder. When his crimes catch up with him, Alex is jailed. To get out of jail and get revenge on the friends who betrayed him, he joins a rehabilitation program. The goal: psychological conditioning to make him sick of violence in the future.
Review: 2.5 Stars
I am Moth, a girl from the lowest part of Chrystie Street, born to a slumhouse mystic and the man who broke her heart.
When Moth is only a child, her father leaves her and her mother. They barely survive on her mother’s fortune-telling. When she is twelve, her mother sells her into servitude. But the lady turns out to be abusive. Trying to find another place to stay, she finds herself in the care of Miss Everett, a woman specializing in selling virgins to the highest bidder.
Rating: 2 Stars
Lost in the shadows of the shelves, I almost fall off the ladder.
Clay Jannon just lost his job as a designer for a bagel shop. Desperate for a new one, he stumbles onto Mr Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore and gets the job as night clerk. And while he thought the concept was weird, the customers are even weirder. Coming at all hours of the night, they exchange one book full of jibberish for another.
Determined to solve the mystery of the bookstore and its owner, Jannon activates his friend: a start-up millionair, a special effects guru and a girl who works in data visualization at Google.