Monday, November 10, 2014

TY Book Recommendations

Transition Year pupils are now in the final week of their Extended Essays, with the deadline next Monday. Over the coming days, we'll be posting some brief recommendations they have made of the books they chose to read and write about.

Alexandra Malone read Lola Rose by Jacqueline Wilson and writes: 
"I really enjoyed reading this book and I would strongly recommend it to anyone from the age of 13 on. I think that the style of writing is easy and it is a quick read. The author grips you to the story, and all you want to do is keep reading. The story is about a violent father who abuses his family to the point where they have to run away and start a completely new life. The book is gripping and extremely interesting in parts. I can't recommend it enough."

Lisa Cullen recommends Emily Bronte's classic Wuthering Heights:
"Wuthering Heights is a novel written between October 1845 and June 1846. Wuthering Heights is the name of the farmhouse where the story unfolds. The characters Catherine and Heathcliff are monstrous. They are irrational, self-absorbed, malicious and pretty much any negative quality you can think of. They destroy and act with no thought of consequence. I find it fascinating that Emily Bronte chose them to be her central characters. The emotional magnitude of this book is pretty great."

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