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THE GHOST OF GENNY CASTLE

25 Mayo 2010
Publicado por vanessagbgi30 en: Book review
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The Ghost of Genny Castle is a short,mistery story. This story was written by John Escott in 1995.

The story is about Claire, a girl who goes to stay at her aunt’s cottage for Christmas.

In the village where her aunt lives there’s a castle with a tall and black tower; Claire wants to visist it, but the village people, and her aunt too, tell her that the castle isn’t a good place to visit, because it’s dangerous and there strange accidents allways happen so animals and people die…

One day, a boy tells Claire that in the castle there’s a ghost with fair hair; Claire thinks it’s a fantasy and she decides to visit the castle and know its secret.

The story that the book tells is really interesting because it has mystery with a ghost,witches and a old castle. The story has all the ingredients to be a good terror book but, for me, it’s very strange because the end comes too soon and I want to know more! Maybe, if the end was different I would like the book very much.

I can recomend this book for a person who doesn’t have much time because it’s short and very easy to read, but if you have time … read another book more interesting!!!

 

VaneSonriente

 

THE WIZARD OF OZ.

25 Mayo 2010
Publicado por jmanuelgpgi30 en: Book review
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        The  book that I read was titled “The wizard of Oz”, written by L. Frank Baum.  

        It was an adventure book about a child called Dorothy who lived in Kansas with her family and her little black dog called Toto.  

       The weather in Kansas was very strange because there were cyclones which could move up trees, houses and people into the air.  

       One day a cyclone moved up Dorothy´s house and her dog slowly into the sky and after many hours the house fell and they arrived to a magic country called “Oz” where they met many friends like a scarecrow, a tin man and a coward lion.     

       They walked along a yellow brick road which drove them to Emerald City where lived the famous wizard of Oz, the only person who could help Dorothy and Toto to come back to Kansas and he could help her friends too, because the tin man wanted to have a heart to be able to feel or love, the scarecrow wanted to have some brains to be more clever and the coward lion wanted to be brave.    

        Although I knew the end of the book because of the film, I enjoyed a lot reading it because it was my first book read in English.

The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

24 Mayo 2010
Publicado por mppcgi30 en: Book review
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The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde       The story began when an American family arrived in London. The father, Mr. Otis was a business man. He had to work in London, but he wanted to live in the countryside, near London. In London he met Lord Canterville, who had an old house: Canterville Chase and Mr. Otis thought that this house was OK ( or very well) for him and his family. Lord Canterville told him the house had a problem, it had a ghost, but Mr. Otis answered him they didn’t believe in ghosts, so he bought the house. All the family moved to Canterville Chase and from their arrival the ghost tried to frighten them, but our American family answered him with funny retorts. The ghost was very unhappy and angry. One day he met Virginia, Mr Otis’ daughter, and he told her his story. He was Sir Simon Canterville and he had murdered his wife, Lady Leonore .After that his brothers in law grabbed (took) him and tied him on a wall until he starved to death. He wouldn’t have peace till a girl helped him. Both of them disappeared and when Virginia appeared again she led her family to a dark cell where there was a skeleton. He was Sir Simon Canterville’s.  Evaluation I liked the book very much. The plot is quite simple but I laughed a lot with the funny situations where the ghost tried to scare the family.

Voodoo Island

24 Mayo 2010
Publicado por luzmmpgi30 en: Book review
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        The book’s title is “Voodoo Island” and the author’s name is Michael Duckworth. It’s a Mystery book.

         The story talks about James Conway, a business man who leaves to Haiti Island from America. He wants to build houses, shops and hotels. He bought very cheap land and built a new town. After that, he bought a graveyard to build shops and a hotel.                                    

         Kee was an old man who had his grandfather in the graveyard. He was very angry and told Mr Conway that if he didn’t build in the graveyard, he would give him all the things he wants in the life. Mr. Conway didn’t believe in Voodoo and built in the graveyard. The old man, who always kept a promise, gave him everything he wanted. But, what was it? If you want to know it, you have to read the book.                                     

         I liked the book because I love mystery stories and although it’s a mystery book, it made me laugh at the end.

          I recommend this book because it’s short and easy to read. It doesn’t have difficult vocabulary.

Sherlock Holmes and the Red Circle

20 Mayo 2010
Publicado por mbenitafv en: Book review
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This is a very interesting book