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as what you liked or disliked about the book. If you have questions or
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среда, 26 мая 2010 г.

Sue Miller "While i was gone"

This book is a very good read.
Jo Becker is a successful veterinarian, with a good marriage, lovely children and a beautiful home. One day, however, someone walks in and her past comes back to haunt her, the past that she tries to escape for many years. Miller's novel moves back and forth between Jo's present life and her past.
The story is interesting and made it difficult for me to put down the book once I picked it up.

Olga.

пятница, 21 мая 2010 г.

Blue Balliett "Chasing Vermeer"

On a warm October night in Chicago three unidentified people get a mysterious letter. A really fun adventure starts when three these letters appear with the stealing of a famous Vermeer painting. Two University of Chicago students, Petra and Calder, use all their intuition and intelligence to find it.
The characters were great and believable and plot was pretty good.
It's a lot of fun!!!
Kate.

четверг, 20 мая 2010 г.

Ayn Rand "Anthem"

I consider "Anthem" to be one of the most interesting and provocative novels of the 20th century. "Anthem" is written as the diary of Equality 7-2521, a young man living in a future in which people have lost all knowledge of individualism. He is born into a collectivist society in which everyone's life is controlled by various Councils. He has no words for love or self, and being alone is a crime.
This is a book to make you think. This is a book to make you want to be selfish.
This book was actually really interesting.
Ann.

среда, 12 мая 2010 г.

Marianne Fredriksson "Hanna's Daughters"

I liked this book from the very first page and i could not put it down. "Hanna's Daughters" is a story of three generations of Swedish women. They try to find out who they are in a world that never seems to fit them completely. Hanna, Johanna and Anna - grandmother, mother and daughter, their lives go through one hundred years of Swedish history: war and famine, great love and great loss.
I loved this book for its history.
Well told and beautifully written.
Ann.

вторник, 11 мая 2010 г.

J.M.Barrie "Peter Pan"

I really enjoyed this book; much more than I expected. It was a quick read and very enjoyable.
Peter Pan is the boy who wants never to grow old. This is the story of some of his adventures while on the island of Neverland, this wonderful island of imagination and adventure.
He and his friends have many adventures involving pirates, Indians and mermaids. They fight pirates, they can fly, they magically have food to eat and they get to run around with real swords and weapons! There are no rules, no chores to do, there is time for everything in a life free of cares and hardships.
Natalka.

четверг, 6 мая 2010 г.

Bel Kaufman "Up the down staircase"

Here are the wonderful adventures of a teacher who started the career in teaching of high school kids. It was hard and she thought the kids were just bad, but time passed, she was able to looked into the kid's outside life and the reason why they were like that. She was able to change the life of many kids especially their feeling towards English. This book is one that will make any day better by taking you through the daily struggles and triumphs over every obstacles. The book is a collection of the main characters' letters, notes, and memos and such that could be found in any high school.
This book is an optimistic book. A wonderful read which kept my interest.
Lily.