On the Same Page

by Katherine Winton (’25) and Smriti Vijay (’25)

On the Same Page is a collaboration with Saint Francis’s Book Club. For each issue, we will write a review of Book Club’s book of the month and ask Book Club members for their opinions on the book. Here, we will spark a much-needed discussion between book lovers on the good, bad, and problematic aspects of books.

On the Same Page: description and dread in “Bunny”

by Katherine Winton (’25) and Smriti Vijay (’25) | November 18, 2022 In light of Halloween, Saint Francis’s Book Club picked Bunny by Mona Awad to read and discuss in October. Bunny is narrated by college student Samantha Mackey, who believes herself to be the classic outsider amidst her fellow classmates. These classmates are a…

On the Same Page: retellings and tragedy in “Song of Achilles”

by Katherine Winton (’25) and Smriti Vijay (’25) | October 7, 2022 This month, Saint Francis’s Book Club chose to read Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, which follows Patroclus, a young prince in Ancient Greece. Exiled from his kingdom after causing the death of another boy, he meets a handsome demigod prince named Achilles.…