Friday, October 08, 2010

TY Book Recommendations 1

Over the next couple of weeks, Transition Year pupils will be recommending the books they are reading for the Extended Essay project.  First, Annika Franz writes about Dream Chaser by Joan O'Neill.

I read this book, which is mainly about a 15-year-old girl, Eleanor, who emigrates to America together with her 13-year-old sister Alice after the tragic death of her father, who has always denied the reality of this event. Eleanor sees a big chance; it is her dream to go to America. But as she arrives there she notices that nothing is as she had hoped and expected it to be in the house of her uncle and aunt where she and her sister live. One night she decides to make a run out of it to realize her own dream.

In my opinion this book is easy to read without too many complicated words or phrases. On top of that I think it is a very interesting and thrilling topic, to see how a girl my age manages this big and exciting adventure. It isn´t easy for her, not at all, but in the end she finds her place and has learned a lot about other people and herself.  I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the topic emigration, leaving home ...

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