Monday, November 02, 2015

TY books: Winman, Christie

This morning we resumed term, and Transition Year have two weeks of intense writing ahead of them for their Extended Essays. Here are two more short recommendtions based on their reading.

Sofiya Finageeva has read When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman:
"I was really impressed with this book. The author wanted to show us different sides of love, and  the different ways to express it. It shows us that friendship, family relationships, having a pet - they are all kinds of love, and we have to work on them, to make these relationships stronger. It tells us about what the friendship can be, and, in my opinion, should be. The girl's story in the book was funny, sweet and sometimes really sad. It tells us about her attempts to overcome difficulties. I was crying a few times while I was reading this book. It is a beautiful book and there are lots of things to think about. I would recommend this book".

Eva Perez Sanchez read Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie:
"Do you like detective, crime, and mystery novels? Then you should read this novel. Also, if your first language is not English, like me, then this is also a good book for you.

The book is set in England, in the early nineteen hundreds, most of the time in a train. From the moment you start to read it, you can appreciate a mysterious atmosphere, with a couple of strange glances between characters. The novel tells of an adventure with Hercule Poirot as the main character, during a trip to England by train, where he found a very strange death, with a lot of suspects with very strong alibis, and it seems that anyone could have committed the crime.

I really recommend this book because I think it is one of the best books I have ever read, and you can get into the story as if you were there. All the characters, alibis, unexpected problems, make you see what is happening. I really like the end, because you would never imagine how it would turn out. And also, the brilliance of Agatha Christie to write this kind of novels and the intelligence of Poirot just make you love this book."

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