Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Lowry, Follett, Montgomery

Today IV formers start writing their Transition Year Extended Essays. As always, we will post some of the best of these when they are complete.

Meanwhile, three more recommendations of books they have been reading.

Valeria Torres Landa:
A perfect world where there is no sadness, no jealousy, no worries, everything is the same for everyone and decided and controlled  by the government. That is what the book The Giver by Lois Lowry is about. This book makes you explore so many feelings and makes you think and give thanks for all the things you have and the things you are allowed to do because in this book everything is decided by the government. I really recommend this book because from the time you open it you will not be able to stop reading.

Alexis Freytag- The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett:
I got this book from my father for Christmas and and my first thought was: bloody hell is this long! I will never do this. But when I started reading it I just couldn't stop because it was so exiting. The book deals with the building of a cathedral in Kingsbridge near Canterbury in the 12th century. What makes the book so exciting? Well, the whole book is the fight between the monks and the wealthy knights and you just can't guess what happens next. The books is full of surprises!

Thomas Lyster: Colin Montgomery's autobiography:
Monty's book is very good because he talks about his golfing career in which during that time the majors eluded him and he became the best golfer in the world never to win a major. He also talks about his Ryder Cup career which he played in seven times, one as captain in which Europe won by a point.

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