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  • 1 Books
    There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book. Frank Serafini
  • 2 Music
    If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week. Charles Darwin
  • 3 Films
    Film is more than the twentieth-century art. It's another part of the twentieth-century mind. It's the world seen from inside. Don DeLillo
  • 4 Technology
    Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. Albert Einstein
  • 5 Hobbies
    Each of our souls has a deep urge to confess something about its nature. It sits still within us, until we come across a certain song, book, movie or person. Then everything changes. Ilwaad Isa
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Kidnapped

It’s a book I’ve recently read written by R. L. Stevenson.

     It tells the story of David Balfour, a young man of the Lowlands, the southern part of Scotland. David's father, Alexander Balfour, has recently died, and his mother died some time before, so he is now an orphan. Since he is now seventeen years old, he has decided it is time to go and seek his fortune. Before he leaves for the city of Edinburgh, he meets with his guardian, Mr. Campbell. Campbell reveals that David has an uncle, Ebenezer Balfour, of the House of Shaws, meaning that David is, to his surprise, from a wealthy family. David decides to go to Cramond, where his uncle lives, and meet his wealthy relatives.

That’s how a dangerous adventure of David Balfour started.

The story was quite fast paced and the sword fighting is described very well. The language is quite hard to understand at times because it includes lots of Scottish words and is old fashioned , however in my opinion the book is really worth reading, because it’s very well- written and the plot is absorbing.

Kamila M.

                                                                              

Tokyo Ghoul and Another

Hi, it's me again. Today I want to present something new on this website. It is...manga.            

I started reading manga 2 years ago and I love it. I hope that you will love it, too.

Tokyo Ghoul

The first manga is Tokyo Ghoul. It is one of the most popular mangas all over the world. It is about a boy who by accident became a ghoul. Ghoul is a person who eats humans’ meat to survive. Some of ghoul hunt on their own but some of them join groups. People hate ghoulies and they kill them. Our character doesn't want to eat meat and he joins a group of kind and polite ghoulies, but they have to fight with other groups. Everyone of their species has a super power. On their back there are tentacles. They can use them to help or to kill. They have a choice. Die or kill. I love the plot of this manga andthe  characters are amazing. My personal opinion is 9/10.

Another

This manga is very scary and sad. Every year in the third class one or more people die. They don't know why. Their families die too. In every class there are 28 people but they don’t know that it's in fact 29. Why? The 29th person is a ghost of a girl who died in an accident years ago. They devise that to ignore one person from their class. When they do it, people will stop dying. Some day a new student joins a new class. He doesn’t know that he has to ignore one girl. People die very quickly in strange accidents. Will they stop this curse? This is on top of my favourite mangas. It is very psychological - when you read this manga, you have to think a lot. That's why I love this. My personal opinion is 10/10.

Aleksander K.

2 books about girls

Hi! Today I want to tell you about 2 interesting books. Both are about teenage girls. I hope that you will like them.

''Fatal list'' Vivian Siobhan


First book is about a high school. Every year boys from this school make a list of the most beautiful girls and the ugliest one. Then when the list is published, the rest of the girls are invisible for boys. Only those who were on the list are in the centre of attention. Some girls like this because they know that boys like them, but some of them are very sad and they don't want to go to school. This book is about what the girls think about this situation. There are 8 different opinions about this list. Book has a very addictive plot but it's very hard to read. My personal opinion is 6,5/10.

''To All The Boys I've Loved Before'' Han Jenny


Second book is about the girl who was writing letters for every boy who she likes. These letters were not sent to this people but some day someone stole them. Next day at school the girl heard that boys had those letters. She is shocked. It is funny but some boys want to date with her and she does not feel it anymore. There were 5 special boys. What about them? There is a TV series about this book, but it is not as good as the book. When I heard about this book I thought it would be boring but I was wrong. I like this book because it is about us. Everyone had some special people that we were fascinated with.The plot is very common but this book is unique. My personal opinion is 8,5/10.

Aleksander K.

Manga

Manga refers to Japanese comic books, the series of which are often made into Japanese cartoons. It became very popular in the mid-20th century. It has also become a huge part of Japanese culture. Manga usually follows the traditional style as found in Japan. Japanese manga is to be read from the right side to the left, opposite of traditional British books. Not only do you read the pages from right to left, but you also read the panels and text from right to left. Manga characters almost always have large eyes, small mouths, and extraordinary hair color. These things give their characters a very western look to them. In modern Japan manga is still very popular, creators are still looking for inspiration in the culture of other countries, there is also a manga describing the life of Józef Poniatowski "Ten no hate made" (1990) by Ryoko Ikedy (published in Poland, "To the Sky.) Mysterious History of Poland "). There are cult manga like "Akira" Katsuhiro Otomo or Akira Toriyama's "Dragon Ball".

I like reading them,  because the drawings in manga are wonderful and the plot is surprising and interesting.

 

Kama M.

My brilliant life

„My brilliant life and other disasters” is the book I’ve recently read. It’s written by Catherine Wilkins and is the second part of the series about a girl named Jessica and her fascinating adventures.

In this part again we meet three girls we already know from the first book „My best friend and other enemies”. In an amusing and attractive way it tells the story about girls’ friendship, competing and about ways of making new friends. Jessica has a trustworthy friend – Natalie, but one day a new student arrives to school and their friendship is put to the test. The author of the book also focuses on another girl, Scarlett - cousin of Amelia. This irritating and big-headed girl, who loves drawing comics, also competes with others. This time for drawing the best comics cover.

All in all,  it is worth reading, because it is brilliantly written and the plot is gapping. You might also enjoy nice, colourful illustrations in the book.

Kamila M.

 

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