Friday, September 25, 2009

TY Book Recommendations

Over the next couple of weeks we'll post here plenty of book recommendations by Transition Year pupils who are currently reading for and researching their Extended Essays.

Mena Fitzgibbon has been reading James Meek's The People's Act of Love and writes:- This book is a great and really fulfilling story, full of secrets, half-tales and hidden woes. It is set in Siberia in 1919 and is full of how different people show how they can prove love, and is also about one man's journey through the frosted forests. It shows the savagery of mankind, but also the hope we hang onto in times of need. At the end of each chapter is leaves you eager to more. It's an indescribable book, that has you guessing until the last page.

Neil Scott recommends John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas :- I really liked this book. It's a moving story about a boy who had it all - friends, a big house and a brilliant life - and how he feels it's being taken away from him. His luck changes though when he meets a boy who he gets along with, even though there is a fence in the way. The story ends in moving tragedy.

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