Álvaro López Buces
1º Bachillerato EFL
by Tania García Núñez, 2 ESO A
Geraldine McCaughrean has taken the normal Peter Pan story and she has written a new book in which Captain Hook is now eaten by the crocodile and Nederland is a horrible place where children have horrible dreams.
I think this has been a very interesting story because it’s not the same old book of Peter Pan, this book has more adventurous parts which makes it more exiting.
I would recommend this book for children 12 and up.
I would rate it 4 stars.
by Liberty Knox, 2*ESO A
Bilbo was a happy hobbit, living in 'The Shire' when one day thirteen dwarves and one wizard showed up on his doorstep and whisked him off on an adventure to find treasure which had been stolen. While he was on his adventure he had to go through many dangerous trials and had to become a much stronger person.
I thought this book was quite exciting because it was full of action and very imaginative. I would recommend this book to children over the age of twelve because I found it quite difficult due to the large amount of characters it had, and also because I found the vocabulary quite difficult.
The book is about a girl called " Lucy" who falls madly in love with this boy "Tony".
Tony turns out to be Lucy's best friend’s brother. Throughout the book they hang out together, and they have a relationship, but not that serious. Lucy's friends help her get closer to Tony.
I love this book, because it's really romantic, interesting and teaches a lot of what to do in life, and how to be. Not to be someone else, but be YOU.
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by Eliana Lale-Kahn, 2° ESO A
The Secret Story is about a 14 year old girl called Lucy and a boy called Tony. They are always on and off because of the age difference and cannot decide if it is right to be together...
This book is one of my favourite ones. It has romance, which is one of my favourite genres, makes a lot of things happen in little part of the book, and it is very well explained. I recommend it to girls from 12-15 years of age and I would rate it 5 stars.
by Camilo Cañaveral Alzate, 2 ESO A
Do you know Lady Gaga’s real name? Do you know where her artistic name comes from? Well… This book has all the answers. Do you like fashion? What are you waiting for to read this masterpiece! Welcome to Gaga’s World!, where everything is art, originality and, of course, fashion. The 143 pictures will help you understand what seems absurd at a first glance, but if you look closer you will find a whole life, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta’s life.
By Cristina Gutiérrez Aguilera, 2° Bachillerato EFL
I have enjoyed this book because it has been very easy to identify with feelings that any person may have. Although Lotte is a very cruel and bad person (because she knew perfectly that Werther was in love with her and yet she fed his impossible love), this story couldn’t have been written with success without her, for this reason I believe that the book should be called Charlotte.
This book is about this girl called Nesta who has a big brother "Tony", who sometimes makes her life miserable, and her friends which are like BFF's (best friends forever).
The books shows how Nesta feels about people with cancer, who live poor, etc And she makes up for it by doing charity work and fundraising. At the end of the book she falls in love with "William", even though she says she hasn't. Then she kissed him and finally admits the truth of love.
Eragon is a fifteen year old orphan who lives with his uncle and his family on the edge of the spine in Carvahall. But one day, he finds a mysterious silvery-blue rock and keeps it, not knowing that it would change his life for better and for worse.
Soon after finding it, he wakes up in the middle of the night after hearing strange noises. In that moment a dragon hatches out of the rock.
He had been chosen to be the next dragon rider. But would he choose to be good or evil?
I think this book is fantastic, so much so, that I am now reading the third book, and can’t wait for the fourth and final one in the cycle to be released. The book is well written, in the sense that nothing that shouldn’t be is left unexplained and the characters are fully developed, so much so that you can often predict their reactions.
I would recommend it to anyone around my age who is a good reader, or older, as it can be difficult to get into, at the beginning! It is fantasy fiction and also uses a lot of good vocabulary.
It is about a girl that goes through a hard time, because her parents get divorced and she has to leave everything she loved. But at the end she manages to deal with it.
I really liked this book, because it shows how hard it must be to have your parents divorced.
And it also shows how the girl feels about everything .
It is about a girl called Coraline, her parents get captured
in another world by Coraline’s other evil Mother. Coraline must save her parents.
It was really good, I loved it, I just got scared of the evil mother. I recommend this
Book for people aged 11+ and I give it 4 stars.
DUNN, Sheila (1985) Strange Tales of Hampton Court.
Sheila Dunn is dating many stories, facts, etc. of Hampton Court Palace. Many of which are about executions and ghosts, making this book a Horror book. Be careful not to read it at night! Perhaps the ghost of Anne Boleyn might go to your bedroom.
It is about a mouse, that gets “ratnapped” by his friend, and takes him to a horror place. But at the end he likes it and everything turns out to be great.
I recommend this book, because it is really interesting, and has a lot of adventures. I also like the way that it describes every character very well.
CARROLL, LEWIS, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), Puffin Books Ltd., London (36th ed. 1994)
This book is about a girl that follows a rabbit and suddenly falls down a hole. She then goes through a lot of situations and meets a lot of people. But in the end it was all just a dream.
I liked this book, because it is interesting , even though some parts of the book didn’t make much sense. I would rate it a two star **
Introducing Buddha. Graphic Guide (2009) 176 pages
This book Is a biography about Siddharta Gautama, known as Buddha (which means the illuminated) and all his thoughts and personal ideas, including his lessons to relax and meditate. I would recommend this book to people who like religion and Asian philosophy.
Poem by Oliva Barrio 1ºESO A
Under the sea,
I can see as well
As I read
Under the snow,
I feel the cold
Right in my nose
Under the table,
I feel able
To plug in the cable
Under my umbrella,
I see a young `fella´
Who in fact is a seller
Under the seat,
I take a sip
Of coco and a lemon drip
Next to the radiator,
I say good bye
To my friend the exterminator
Poem by Daniel Añón, 1 ESO A
While Easter is near,
Cheers and for everyone,
Soon comes the summer breeze.
Nice and warm,
Vacations for all,
All papers torn,
Until September comes,
Unfortunately, back to school
ALMOND, David (1998) Skellig
Michael and his family are moving to a new house in Falconer Road. The garage is a dangerous place where an “angel” lives in dust and dirt. Michael and his new friend Mina will help this creature to survive. The angel will also cooperate with them healing Michael’s little sister. I would recommend this book to people who like fiction and drama.
NIX Garth, Abhorsen, (2005) HarperCollins (400 pages)
Lirael who has always been obsessed with her Clayr descendants (a clan of women that can see the future and in some cases the past), finds out she is the next Abhorsen in waiting as soon as she finds out she jumps headfirst into a big adventure with the disreputable dog, Mogget, and her nephew, using herClayr skills to help her.
This book is fantastic; the plot is fantastic and well balanced in a way that lets you relate yourself to the characters and feel shocked one moment and laughing in the next.
This book is really my kind of book it’s supernatural, it’s an adventure, and, a really good read.
I like this book because it’s mysterious and adventurous. I recommend it to people that like action.
I recommend it to people over the age of 12.
I give this book five stars because I have enjoyed it the whole way through.
This book is about a girl who goes to a shrink (psychiatrist) after her 6 month relationship failed, and is told to write down all the boys she has either fancied, went out with on a date or kissed, and her official boyfriends. She explains the story of each boy and what happened.
The book is very funny, witty and very interesting. It keeps you hooked and wanting to read more, which is very good, I would recommend this book to the ages of 13+
I would rate it a five star.