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Author: Katie Shanahan Yu

Katie Shanahan Yu is a Media Specialist for a middle school in Rockville, MD. Find her on Twitter: @kakakates

Week in Review: October 30th

Happy Halloween Hubbers! Here’s your week in review for October 30th!

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Week in Review: September 25th

Happy Fall Hubbers! Here’s your Week in Review for Friday, September 25th!

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Tweets of the Week: August 21st

Here is a roundup of the tweets of the week:

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Tweets of the Week: July 17th

Here is a roundup of all the tweets you might’ve missed this week!

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Tweets of the Week: June 12th

Here is a roundup of the tweets that you might’ve missed this week!

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Tweets of the Week: May 8th

Here is a roundup of the tweets that you might’ve missed this week!

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Flashback Friday: Books from the ’90s

The Hub Loves the '90sIt’s Flashback Friday and The Hub is taking you back to the 1990s! Last week, Jessica Lind discussed the ’90s nostalgia emerging in contemporary pop culture in her post titles The Hub Loves the ’90s. Now we’re going to be flashing back to what young adults were reading in the ’90s. The inspiration for this post was the television show Fresh off the Boat. The show based on Eddie Huang’s best-selling memoir, is about a Taiwanese-American family living in the suburbs of Orlando, FL during the ’90s. The show gave me a very funny librarian thought: what if the tweenage Eddie went to the library on Fresh off the Boat– what would the librarian recommend to him? This thought caused me to crack open the librarian vault and take a journey back to the decade that had us rolling with the homies….

So it’s time to break out your flannel, find those old shoe-lace hair clips, put on Wannabe by the Spice Girls and grab your favorite Pogs, because we’re going to the 90’s!

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Tweets of the Week: April 3rd

Here is your roundup of the tweets of the week! Blowing up the Twitter scene this week was #VeryRealisticYA, a hashtag dedicated to what YA novels would like if they were real life. Here’s what people were tweeting about, when they weren’t giggling over the hilariously awkward #VeryRealisticYA:

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From Page to Screen Review: Insurgent

insurgentThe second entry into the planned four part film series that is adapting our favorite Veronica Roth source material, known as the Divergent trilogy, has finally arrived. Insurgent made its debut last weekend amidst mixed reviews (31% rotten according to critics, 71% liked among fans) but still managed to top the box office with an estimated $54.03 million. Now the question that we are all clamoring for, how did the new director do with our beloved series’ second book? Let’s break it down by the top three questions that I get every time someone asks me about my thoughts of a book-to-movie adaptation.

Was it entertaining?

The film was entertaining, and it was very enjoyable as a fan of the series. The simulation sequences were action packed and intense. They were definitely created to be viewed in 3D, but you’re probably not missing too much if you’re cheap like me. Probably one of the best sequences is the first Dauntless simulation where Tris is fighting to get to her mother who is trapped in a rotating, burning box. This was probably the most visually interesting sequence, the one that managed not to go too over the top, and one of the few simulation scenes that didn’t feel like it was overtly pandering to the 3D technology.

And most importantly when it comes to entertainment, have no fear shippers, the relationship between Tris and Four is still squee-worthy in this installment. There are some weird moments that happen concerning our central couple, one that involves a dream and Four’s mother to be specific, but aside from that the filmmakers really focus on how much these two trust and love each other. It’s pretty stinking adorable.

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Tweets of the Week: February 27th

Here is a roundup of your tweets for the week! When people weren’t tweeting about #llamadrama and #thedress, they were tweeting about a lot of great #yalit

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