Saturday, October 09, 2010

TY Book Recommendations 2

For his Transition Year Extended Essay, Hamish Law has been reading Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and writes:-

This is a thrilling yet haunting novel which exposes Biafra's passionate struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria. What makes this novel so compelling is that it is so easy to connect with as it is told through the eyes of an African "houseboy" called Ugwu. I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone as it is a real eye-opener to the prejudice and apartheid that existed and still exists in parts of Africa. It also captures the chilling violence that occurred at this time - yet I had never heard about this horrifying war. Therefore the book represents a memoir to the valiant but unsuccessful Biafrans who fought this war and the lives lost.

And Sam Harley has started Anne Holm's I am David:-

I started reading my book yesterday and I am already 50 pages through it. I just sat down for an hour and started to read the book. I really couldn't stop. From the start it gets the reader engaged, as a boy called David escapes from a prison camp. From what I have read the exitement has not stopped as he is on his adventure. There is always the thought of him getting caught so you want to keep reading because it makes you want to know what is going to happen next. I thoroughly recommend this book to all people around my age (15-16).

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