Wednesday, October 24, 2012

TY Book Recommendations 6

Two more recommendations from pupils preparing for their Transition Year Extended Essays-

Eireann Tinkhof has read Natascha Kampusch's book 3,096 Days:-

This autobiography was an extremely enjoyable read. Natascha tells us about her struggle to survive for years whilst being kept captive by a man name Wolfgang Priklopil. I enjoyed the way you got an insight into what actually happened and how she used her willpower to get through the horrible situation. She was a girl living in Austria and was captured by the age of ten and was kept in a cellar for 3,096 days. The way she tells her story is very interesting and it is good that she doesn't go into much detail about some topics. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to move away from fiction and try reading something new.

John Clarke has read Daphne du Maurier's classic novel Rebecca:-

Rebecca is a book that in my opinion is more geared towards females. This is partly because it is written in the first person of the heroine (whose name we do not know). The novel displays a womanly rivlary, between the two wives of Maxime de Winter, the main character, his newfound spouse from Monte Carlo, and the late Rebecca, famed for her beauty, personality and elegance. As other themes feature in the book such as dress codes and tea parties, I would definitely recommend this to a girl.

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