Top 5 new books & magazines

By Yayona Bangura

When was the last time you read a great magazine or book without being forced to? For any avid Kean readers out there, here are some newly released independent magazines and several books that will soon become film adaptations this year. Catch up before the films hit theaters or before sequels are released, or just indulge in some satisfying magazine-style journalism. Check out these suggestions:

Title: The Fault In Our Stars
Author: John Green
Description: Hazel, a teenager living with terminal cancer, joins a support group where she meets and falls in love with Augustus, a teen amputee basketball player also battling the aggressive disease. The two struggle to keep their relationship and humor alive through extremely challenging circumstances. The movie is to premiere in theaters June 6.

Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Description: In a futuristic setting, all humans are divided into five personality-type categories that they are to remain in order for the population to survive. When Beatrice is revealed to be three of those types, a Divergent, she is seen as a threat by higher authorities and must fight for her life. The movie adaptation is set for release on March 21.

Title: The Program
Author: Suzanne Young
Description: In a dystopian society, Sloane must keep her emotions bottled up completely in order to prevent being sent to The Program, where memories and emotions that have led to depression and mass suicides are erased permanently. Sloane and her only true friend James fight to maintain mental stability and avoid the system. The sequel to the book, “The Treatment,” is set for release
this April.

Title: System Magazine
Publication: System Inc.
Description: System is a UK-based bi-annual fashion magazine, where most men and women’s style trends start way before they hit America. Spreads include styling and personal interviews from fashion’s elite designers, makeup artists, and CEO’s.

Title: Apology Magazine
Publication: Apology Inc.
Description: Apology is a culture and literature-type quarterly magazine. Filled with quirky interviews, essays, reports, photography and art, it should fit right into our generation’s love for awkward humor and visuals.

Enjoy and Happy Reading.

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