More quick comments from Transition Year pupils about their reading for the Extended Essay projects:
Selina Birke has read Candy by Kevin Brooks: - First of all, I liked the book because it was a male protagonist. Besides this the story was very interesting, exciting and enthralling. I knew the book before, but the second time reading it wasn´t boring, but rather more interesting, because I noticed many details which I didn´t noticed before.
And Julian Coquet-Benka has read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -
This is a investigative novel written by Stieg Larsson. I have rated it as only "quite enjoyable" as the start is slow-paced and outlines the series of events leading up to the present time of the story. However, the book is in a class of its own when the book picks up momentum. The plot involves a reporter in a unique position of being a crime investigator while being detained in a prison for a part of the novel. This journalist is part owner of a magazine and is called Mikael Blomkvist. As the character's name suggests, the book is set in Sweden, during a time of economic downturn. The book covers a timeline of about 13 months but delves in and out of detail at certain times of importance to the storyline. This is a brilliant choice for those with developed reading stamina but not so good for people who need their novels to be fast and punchy from the off.