vendredi 29 novembre 2013

Nouveau club lecture

Un club lecture est proposé au CDI depuis le mois d'octobre.

Le club est ouvert aux élèves de 6ème et de 5ème. Il a lieu tous les 15 jours de 13h15 à 14h. Les élèves découvrent de nouveaux livres et partagent leurs coups de coeur.

Ils vous feront partager dans le "coin du club" leurs lectures favorites.

La documentaliste

When she Woke (3ème/Groupe1)

Author : Hillary Jordan

Genre :  futuristic thriller

Hannah Payne  is a Red; her crime is murder. The victim, says the state of Texas, was her unborn child, Hannah refuses to reveal the identity of the father. But cast back into a world that has marked her for life, how far will she go to protect the man she loves?

Inspired by the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1850

I chose this book because of the cover and the title.  I found the title intriguing.

I really enjoyed the book  because I don’t really like reading but this book kept me reading.

It is both a love story and a thriller.

 I would recommend this book to readers who like love stories and action novels. 

It is for readers above 12 as it is not very easy to read.

The Village by the Sea (3ème/Groupe1)

Author : Anita Desai.

Genre: teenage Novel.

Blurb: The story of the ‘’The Village by the Sea’’ takes place in a small village called ‘’Thul’’ in Western India and focuses on a family fighting to make ends meet. The main protagonists are Lila, the eldest daughter who is 13 , and his 12years old brother Hari .

They also have two younger sisters, Bela and Kamal . They live with their mother, who is
chronically ill and bedridden . Their father is an alcoholic, forcing Hari and Lila to manage
the family. Despite the fact that their father earns money, he is used to spending all his earnings on alcohol. It is very courageous for Lila and Hari to take care of their young sisters and the family,
nevertheless it is also a very difficult task and responsibility.

One day, Hari decides to leave his family hoping to find a job in Mumbai. Lila remains
alone to take care of the family. Hari successfully finds a job in a restaurant and takes this
opportunity to build a strong friend relationship with Mr. Panwallah who owns a watch repair
shop close to the restaurant.

In the meantime, Haris mother fells sick and Lila decides to take her to the hospital with her
two sisters.Their father also decides to stop drinking and accompany her wife during her 7 months
treatment at the hospital.

After seven months away, Hari decides to go back home and is surprised to discover
a new family living in a peaceful and smiling relationship. With the money that Hari won
in Mumbai, he  and his sisters build a small chicken farm

It is very quickly a big success.

Personal Opinion:

Why I choose the Book:

I choose this book because I went in India 2 years ago and I know how difficult the life in

India is.

What I enjoyed about the Book?

I really enjoyed the bravery of the two kids (Hari and Lila)  because its very difficult for kids of 12 and 13 years old to work in another city and take care of their family. They are determined  to adaptto a changing, growing world  which is still developing.

I would recommend this book to readers who

I would recommend this book to readers who like novels developing  from a sad  at the
beginning to an happy end. In addition novels comparing the lives of  rich and poor
countries and difficult living conditions are always interesting to explain to readers
that there might be more difficult living conditions than theirs.

 Level: It is not very difficult to understand and quite fast to read.

Rating : 3/5

Pride and Prejudice (4ème/Groupe2)

Author : Jane Austen
Genre:  19th century classic

Blurb :  Pride and Prejudice is the story of the five young girls who need to get married. Those girls are the daughters of Mrs and Mr. Bennet. As a young man named Mr.Bingley is coming in Netherfield, the family is excepting that one of their daughters will married Mr.Bingley. However, Mr.Bingley is not coming all alone, he is coming with his friend Mr. Darcy and his sister. Will Mr. Darcy like Miss. Elizabeth?

Why I chose this book:
I chose this book because I love the author Jane Austen. In addition,  Pride and Prejudice is a book that needs to be read in a life-time. As I first saw the film I thought the book could be as good as the film. I also like the countryside and I found the scenery gorgeous. I am also extremely sensitive about the way of living in the English Countryside at that period of time.

What I liked about the book :
My personal opinion is based on the writing which was extremely good but complicated and the story which is like an emblem of the “gentry” and was a description of the behaviour of citizens of the English countryside who are always in need of money and glamour.

In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen shows with humour and affection the mentality of the “gentry”, in pinning the stupidity and the strength of the prejudices of this little noblesse of the English countryside, who goes from balls to receptions, and who envies and admires the wealth and titles of the nobility.

I would recommend the book to   the readers who are interested in Jane Austen’s books and who like glamour and irony. I would probably recommend it to girls around 13 years old but after this age, everybody can read it.

Level : I would say that the English language was difficult but I could follow because I had seen the film before.

Rating :  4 / 5

Theodore Boone : The Accused (4ème/Groupe2)

Author: John Grisham

Genre: Realistic thriller

Blurb: He certainly never expected to be the victim of crime himself. But then his bike is vandalised, he's attacked while doing his homework and, worst framed for a robbery. When stolen computer equipment turns up in Theo's locker, the police start leaning on him hard. And he's the only suspect. What if he is found guilty? What about his dreams of becoming a lawyer?

My opinion: "The intelligent person is accused, he is being bullied by one or more people but he doesn't know who or why. He and his uncle are trying hard to resolve the problem not to  get in any more trouble because the police do not believe them". For me this part is very interesting : this is what the story is about. Only Theo and his uncle can solve the mystery. But there are as well other mysteries and problems to look at...

I chose this book because I love thrillers, mysteries and adventures books.

Level of reading: It is a book that can be read from level A2 and plus.

Recommendation: I would recommend this book to people who love adventure, thrillers and mystery books.

Rating: 5/5

By Antoine

War Horse (3ème/Groupe1)

Author : Michael Morpugo

Historical Drama

War horse is about a horse named Joe and a boy called Albert.

At the outbreak of WWI the British Army needs horses and Joe is taken to France. Albert can’t go to war because of his age, but he will do anything to save Joe.


Why I chose this book:
I like books that tell a real story. And I had heard a lot about this book so I was curious to see if it was an amazing book. And, yes, it is!

What I enjoyed about the book:
I really enjoyed this book because we can feel the feelings of Joe, and it’s a story about friendship.

I would recommend this book to readers who like friendship, horses, history and sad stories.
Level: it’s an easy book but there is a lot of vocabulary.
Rating: 5 /5


vendredi 22 novembre 2013

Millions$ (3ème/Groupe1)

Author : Franck Cottrell Boyce
Genre: humour, adventure

Blurb: After the death of his mother, a  young boy,  Damian,  is totally obsessed with saints. He wants to become a saint. One  night, as he is with his brother, something heavy hits the roof. He runs outside:  A sack with its contents spilling out. It is a lot of money… Millions….

His discovery comes at a time when England is about to change its currency and join the Euro so they have to find a way to spend the money as quickly as possible…

Personal opinion :

I choose this book because the bookseller recommended it to me. I asked for advice to a book with an intermediate level and with humour, adventure or suspense. It is a short and amusing tale about two brothers trying to make sense of a  fortune. It makes you think about what you would do with a million pounds to be spent in 17 days…

I enjoyed this book because it is a child’s  point of view about the power of the money. It is very funny and extraordinary story.

I would recommend this book to a person who likes a funny read and who has a good sense of humour. Some passages are boring when the boy doesn’t stop talking about saints.
Level : intermediate
Rating : 4/5

City of Bones (4ème/Groupe2)


Author :  Cassandra Clare
Genre : science fiction

Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistibly drawn to Shadowhunters , a secret group of warriors dedicated  to ridding the earth of demons, Clary discovers the dark side of New York City – and the dangers of forbidden love.

I chose this book because I love reading science fiction books and because when I read the blurb I found it really interesting.
In this book one of the characters is really funny and made me laugh.
I really recommend this book to people who are reading science fiction because I really did enjoy it and it was a really good book.
This book is not that hard for people who understand English. Everyone could read it.


The Abduction (4ème/Groupe2)

Author: John Grisham
Genre: Realistic thriller

Blurb: When his best friend April disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo, has the answers. As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it’s up to Theo to use his legal   knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.
My opinion:
I choose this book because I love mystery and thriller novels. 

What I liked about the book:

It is a great book because Theo, the principal character and  the son of two layers that had the firm, Boone & Boone,  makes fun of the police, he knows the laws by heart and the police do not know them all. Theo is being helped by his uncle who finds clues for  him. That’s why Theo could be on the trail of his best friend. It took him two days to find the trail but in four days the police came to a dead end.

I would recommend the book to readers who love adventures, thrillers and mystery books.
Level of reading: It is a book that can be read from level A2 and plus.

Rating : 5/5


And Then There were none (3eme/Gr.1)

Author : Agatha Christie

Genre : Crime novel
The book was originally published by Agatha Christie in 1939 under the title « Ten Little Indians ».

Blurb :
« Ten … »
Ten stranger are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious « U.N. Owen ».
« Nine… »
At the dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guest is dead.
« Eight… »
Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one…. One by one they begin to die.
« Seven… »
Who among them is the killer and will any of them survive?

Why I chose this book :
Because the title “And then there were one” made a strong impression of me.

What I enjoyed about the book:
We can enjoy the suspense and the pressure at every moment in the text.
I would recommend these book to readers:
 who like crime novels, thrillers , suspense and a tragic ending.

Rating : 4/5


Nightrise (5ème/Groupe3)

Author : Anthony Horowitz

Genre : Magical/ adventure

Scott and Jamie are twins. They have always known they possess extraordinary powers. When Scott is kidnapped by the mysterious Nightrise Incorporation, it w ill be up to Jamie to save him

I chose this book because I started reading the series and I devoured the books. I wanted the others to give it a try.

I enjoyed the book because the suspense builds up in the story.  You just want to keep reading it. After each step in the story another problem happens and changes the story, which gives it more and more suspense. It is loaded with action and adventure.
I would recommend this book to people who like reading adventure novels with a bit of fiction.
Rating : 5/5