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College Rules: the new rules for school

This book helped change the way I saw academics, and changed my grades for the better. 

As a second-year student who read this going into freshman year, this book has become a manual for me. It's the first and only college advice book I read as I started college. 

Knowing the book was written by two experienced professors and researchers who've spoken and taught hundreds of students made me feel confident that the advice in this book was legit, and "in the know" advice only professors would have. I enjoyed reading it, as it really felt like I was having a conversation with the authors. It in no way felt like I was being "talked at". So grateful that Jesus sent this book--out of all the college preparedness books out there--for me. 

In my two years of college, I have made Dean's List every semester, partly due to the advice on how to study found in this book. I keep it permanently on my bookshelf as a reference in case I need a little refresher on how to ha…

Beastia | Zoe Cruz

What if Beauty became the beast?
Zoe Cruz's newest release, Beastia, comes at an opportune time with Emma Watson's modern adaptation of Beauty and the Beast capturing the hearts of Disney fans all around the world. In a refreshing contrast, Cruz provides a grittier, more realistic version of how the beast could live in the hearts of those closest to us. In fact, with this new release, Mean Girls meets Beauty and the Beast as Chicago scream queen Rebekah Austin rules her school with an iron fist. Although her facade of perfectly manicured hair, nails and outfit might say otherwise, beneath it Rebekah feels ugly, repulsive and even...beastly. 
This is so refreshing from the typical retelling of the story, because Cruz flips the script and challenges the notion that conventionally beautiful women must fall in love with not-so-cute guys (like maybe, quite literally, a beast), when the opposite can occur. Join writer Zoe Cruz in redefining important lessons about beauty, self-worth, …