Summary: This book is about Bilbo Bagins, a Hobbit. Hobbits are a race which looks
like small humans with hairy feet. They love to live calmly in very cosy little
hobbit holes under a grassy hill and have many meals per day (up to six!!). Bilbo
was peacefully making smoke-rings with his pipe in his garden when a wizard,
Gandalf, came to ask him to join him for an adventure. But Hobbits prefer not
to have any adventures and live peacefully so Bilbo refuses but invites
Gandalf for tea the next day. At tea
time, somebody knocks at Bilbo’s door: it’s Gandalf and thirteen dwarves who persuade
Bilbo to set out on the adventure. The dwarves are about to embark on a great
quest to reclaim their treasure from the fearsome dragon Smaug, and Bilbo is to
act as their “burglar”. The dwarves are very sceptical about Gandalf’s choice,
and Bilbo is terrified to leave his comfortable life to seek adventure. But Gandalf
assures both Bilbo and the dwarves that the hobbit has hidden abilities which
would be useful to the company. Will they succeed in their task or will they
die killed by the dragon himself or by other dreadful creatures which infest
the region crossing their path?
Personal Opinion: Even if this book is a bit long (364 p.) I think it is very easy to read
and not boring. This book is a masterpiece of the well-known J.R.R. Tolkien. Compared
to the Lord of The Rings, this book
is much easier to read and much more exciting. The book is also a bit different
from the film. What I think is amazing in this book is that everything is
invented and still full of details. In conclusion, I recommend this book to every reader even for English beginners!
It´s a strong-emotion book, it´s very interesting
and it was hard to stop reading.
The main character is Piscine Molitor Patel (Piscine
Molitor was a swimming pool in France that his uncle Mamaji loved because the
water of the pool was crystalline and warm) who used to live in India but when
he tells his story he is living in Canada. When he was a child he lived in a
zoo with his brother, mother and father . He practiced three religions, he was a
Muslim, a Christian and a Hindu. He moved to Canada because his father wanted to
escape from India. They left on a Japanese ship which sank in the Pacific Ocean
and only Pi, a 16 year-old Indian, a zebra , a hyena, an orang-utan and a
450-pound Royal Bengal tiger ended up on
a life boat . Will they survive?
Temple lives in California with his mother, but one day, during
their history class the teacher disappears. The children realise that a kind of
sphere is around the town and that they can’t go out of it, and the adults and
the children over fifteen have disappeared. They have gone. The “freaks”,
children who have power, cause some trouble and two gangs have formed and fight
to know who is going to lead. Food is beginning to run out and time is pressing
because on the day of their fifteenth birthday, they know they will disappear
and Sam is nearly fifteen.
I really enjoyed this book because there are adventures,
actions and suspense. I think that the story is interesting and original and,
that Michael Grant is a very good writer who knows how the make his book
captivating and exciting.
When Helen looked in a mirror all she saw were the basics – two
eyes, a nose, and a mouth – but strangers from off island tended to stare,
which was really annoying.”
Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to
hide how different she is—no easy task when living on an island, especially,
when nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking, parched, only
to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust…At school she's haunted by
hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first
crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to
play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout
As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry,
she realises that some myths are more than mere legends. But even demigod
powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and
Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart…
Starcrossed is completely addicting.... I read these 400 some
pages in one afternoon, because I simply couldn’t stop.
I don't know it if was because I found the story so addictive
or if it was because I was enchanted by the cast of characters. Either way,
Starcrossed was an unforgettable read. Helen is a normal teenager, well as
normal as a teenage demigod can be. I liked that Helen knew she was different,
but didn't exactly know what that meant. This wasn't a story where the
characters are completely surprised that they are a little different, yet at
the same time Helen still discovers what she is and what it means to be her. I
loved solving that mystery with her.
In 1943, Lily
Tregenza lives on a farm in the seaside village of Slaton with her cat Tips,
her mother, her grandfather and Barry. When the population has to leave the
village Lily and her family settle at uncle George’s house.
Soon the village is
surrounded by barbed wire. It serves the Allied forces to prepare the invasion
in France. But Tips returns to the forbidden area.
Two soldiers, Harry
and Adolphus, help her to find Tips.
At the end of the
war, Lily finds her house and Tips. But Harry dies and Adolphus never comes
Many years later, while
she was walking on the beach, she saw Adie. They got married a few
I like this book
because it’s easy to read and I like this author. The suspense remains until
the end. The end is very surprising. The only thing I dislike is that some
passages are a bit boring.
This book was
written by Jules Vernes. And it was published by the Penguin Readers
collection. The book contains 114 pages and it is easy to read because it is
written in big print.
The story revolves
around the life of Phileas Fogg who lives in London. He bets that he can travel
around the world in 80 days. It is a crazy and exciting race against time
across Europe, Asia, and America. He faces many dangerous trials along his
journey, and to add on to this there is a detective/policeman who will chase
him and try to arrest him. The question is, is Phileas Fogg going to win his
It is a good idea
to make this type of bet, if you are sure to win, if not don’t do it. I like
this book because it shows us that you should never give up what you really
want to do. If you let go of your dreams, you will probably regret it in the
long run! I love the adventure and the constant thrills that this book
brings. It was hard for me to put it down !
One day, as he came back from work, Finn found
his father dead in a pool of blood. Finn will try to discover who killed his
dad, scouring the sordid London underworld for answers, exposing dark family
secrets and facing danger.
Will he find the
one who killed is father or will he get killed himself ?
In my opinion, the
book was very good because there was
always action and suspense. It is not too difficult to understand. I recommend
this book to people who like action, suspense and adventure.
won the Willy Wonka’s fabulous chocolate factory and now he flies his family on
an extraordinary machine : the great glass elevator. But one false move
will project the elevator into space. They discover a space populated by
fantastic and horrible creatures like the
vermicious knids (strange creatures who have the capacity to change
their shapes), after a terrible battle the great elevator and its occupants
manage to escape back to earth.
that they discover a strange vitamin called Vita-Wonk which has the power to
rejuvenate. Charlie’s grandparents fight each other to eat the vitamins and the
grandmother ends up rejuvenated by eighty years although she was only seventy-eight
years old. Now charlie has to rescue his grandmother in the strange country of
book is VERY easy to read the characters are funny and the story is very