Caitlin O'Malley is a senior at Masconomet Regional High School located in Boxford, Massachusetts and is an intern at Copper Dog Books.
Since early childhood, reading and writing have been a passion of hers. As early as she can remember, she would typically have either a book or writing utensil in hand; hard at work at creating another short story to add to her collection. This lifelong love for the literary arts has influenced her decisions that determine what path she has chosen to take for her future, such as wishing to major in creative writing in college.
By interning at Copper Dog Books, Caitlin plans on enhancing her literary abilities and understanding the behind the scenes of a bookstore.
In this harrowing mystery, one woman takes it upon herself to find out why and how exactly her neighbor had disappeared so suddenly and inexplicably. The Girl on the Train depicts an alcoholic’s unreliable narrative and her attempt to uncover the truth - but will she like what she finds?
In a dystopian society following a second American civil war, new laws are put in place as reproductive rights are torn from its people. Being “unwound” means the nonconsensual harvesting of one’s organs – forcing children to come to terms with their own mortality. Bone chilling and page turning, Shusterman tells an unnerving tale of three kids that are hell-bent on surviving in a world that wants them dead.
It’s Nazi Germany, 1939 and one young jewish girl is orphaned and alone. If she wishes to survive in this reality where her people are killed mercilessly, she must handle a task given to her by a British spy. Her deadly mission is to infiltrate a boarding school filled with daughters of highly influential Nazis. Heart-wrenching and inspiring, Orphan Monster Spy will leave you speechless and moved.
Frankenstein is the story of one young man’s obsession with possessing godly powers of creating life as well as his descent into madness. Delve into this gothic classic and explore themes of greed, revenge, and reanimation that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Shelley’s use of epistolary fiction and detailed points of view will make you feel as though you yourself are living in Victor Frankenstein’s unhinged world.
A coming-of-age novel heavy with themes of innocence and the inevitable loss of it. Follow Holden Caulfield’s reluctant journey to accepting that the transition to adulthood is just another part of life. Relatable and reminiscent, The Catcher in the Rye is a classic that reminds audiences of one’s own progression from child to adult and the internal struggle that one endures throughout it.