The other day I decided to read the boy in the striped pyjamas because everyone kept on saying how good it was and how it was supposed to be so sad and emotional. It took me a while to read because; although it is short I just kept losing interest as I found it a little boring in places. It is quite well written and I think some parts are good – like how everything is not quite clear and there are still some questions left throughout the book. However, overall I was very disappointed, I was expecting a really good read that was sad and heart wrenching but I just found it boring and confusing. I think the ending is much too abrupt and not really that sad, I think it is missing a bit because it just stops at the end and you’re left feeling like it’s not completed. I wouldn’t really recommend it and would give it only two or three stars.
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I’m writing about the Twilight saga, because I absolutely love Twilight. Unless you have been living on Mars for the last like three years, there are four books in the series - Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.
My favourite book of the series is Breaking Dawn because the most happens in this story. Breaking Dawn is quite sad and it is really long, so it doesn’t end as quickly!
Alice Cullen is my favourite charactor, because she is really funny and nice. She’s also small, excitable and talkative like me!
I am on team Edward (If you don’t know what that means; click off this page now!!!)
I have read the books over four times each and I really recommend them to anyone. The films are also really good, but not as good as the books. =)
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Holly M (S2)
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Recently I read the book ‘Day of the Triffids’ by John Wyndham. The book focuses around a man named Bill who awakes one day in a hostpital after recovering from a triffid sting to the eyes and finds himself the only person able to see. This is because the previous night a mysterious green meteor shower happened all over the world, blinding anyone who could see it. Soon atfer leaving the hospital he meets a woman called Josella. Josella is being used by a blind man to help him find food. Bill rescues Josella and they become friends. After a few days they meet a large group of people who are also able to see. However, things take a turn for the worse and Bill and Josella are seperated from each other. Bill then makes it his personal mission to re-unite with Josella.
The book is quite old (1951) but the morals and messages found within the book are still relevant today. As it is 59yrs old the language used is also old and may prove hard for less established readers to understand. I can honestly say the ‘Day of the Triffids’ is one of my all time favourite books and considering the amount of books I have read I would say that’s quite an achievement. Overall, a perfect 10/10 from me.
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The most recent book that I have read is Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyers. It is the fourth and final book in the Twilight Saga. Breaking Dawn is split into three seperate books called ‘Bella’, ‘Jacob’ and ‘Bella’ again In the first ‘Bella’ book, Bella and Edward get married and go on a honey moon to Isle Esme. Whilst there Bella becomes pregnant which is a mystery to them all, as well as the increased speed of her development. Edward and Carlisle plan to help her in a way she does not like so she phones Rosalie for help.
In the book ‘Jacob’ it is written from the point of view of Jacob and his new pack’s life. He has split off from the main pack along with Seath and Leah. Jacob tells us about his emotions as he discovers what has happened to Bella and takes us through the short term pregnancy.
In the second ‘Bella’ book, Bella is a new born vampire but not going through all the usual new born traits. She is able to control her thirst from the word go and still feels the same way about Edward. The Volturi come to destroy her family as they believe that her newly born daughter Renesmee is a forbidden ‘immortal child’…
I really enjoyed this book as it is a great ending to the Twilight Saga and is a really good insight into the vampire’s life which you did not get in the earlier books. The author writes it in an exciting and informative way. I would give it 4 and a half stars as there are certain bits which were a bit boring
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In english, our task was to create a short story about a topic of our choice. I created a horror story, 6 A4 pages long, called HIM. The story was about a man named Edd with an average life going about his daily routine. However, one day he gets fired from his work for being late. He returns home only to be gassed in his own home and wakes up in a mysterious building. As he explores the many many rooms, he meets a curious woman named Daffodil. He follows her and they discover strange, disturbing mutants. They each grab themselves a weapon and start to advance towards the beasts and are prepared to hack at zombie flesh but to also be attacked themselves. After the gruesome battle, Daffodil and Edd are victorious except Daffodil’s torso is separated from her legs. Daffodil tells Edd about who sent him here and that he kidnapped his wife & two children. The locals know him as HIM. Daffodil also warns Edd that if he ever comes into contact with any other living being named Daffodil, very dark and bad things would happen. As she proceeds to tell him more, she passes away. Edd continues through his journey, meeting more wierd and disgusting creatures, and discovers why it was himself who was destined to be here. Eventually, after several hours of fighting and avoiding dangerous traps, he finally meets the man in charge: HIM. His family are dangling above an acid bath, tied to the ceiling, slowly getting lower and lower. Edd comes up with a cunning plan to save his family and to kill HIM. After all the mayhem, Edd gets a new job and comes home to his family, and finds out his wife is pregnant, and she loves the name Daffodil…
I thought that this was the best peice of writing I have ever done, as it was very discriptive, long and had a good plot and storyline. This story also won the class vote for ’Best Short Story’.
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