Monday, October 18, 2010

TY Book Recommendations 7

For his Transition Year Extended Essay, Ilya Zyzlaev has read Pushkin's Evgeniy Onegin, and comments:

This is a book is set in 18th century in Russia about a rich young man called Evgeniy Onegin, who lived in St. Petersburg, and decided to move to a small village in the middle of nowhere, because he was tired of his friends and a busy life in St. Petersburg. In this village he meets a young girl, who falls madly in love with him... The story line is very interesting and easy to read. The description of the characters and nature is very good: it makes you feel like you are right inside the book.

And Kate Walsh has read My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult:

This is a book about a unique bond between two sisters but also between mother and child, and the lengths a mother will go to for her child. This story deals with the controversial issue of genetic testing and how one family deals with their daughter having cancer, by having a daughter created who is a perfect genetic match with the daughter who is sick. The story ends differently to the movie but is more gripping and interesting. The story ends in a tragedy but also there is also a happy element. It's very unexpected. I highly recommend this book to all ages: it's very good and will keep you reading for hours.

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