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    When Bruno´s father got a new special job, he and his family left Berlin and Bruno was a bit sad for a few days. When they arrived to the new house, soon he discovered a “farm” near from his house and he went to explore it.
    There, he met Shmuel and they began a beautiful friendship.
    But their worlds were very different and soon Bruno would understand.

  2. Bruno is the son of a Nazi officer. The family moved to a lonely area near a concentration camp. There he meets Samuel, a boy with his same age and who lives on the other side of the wall. Little by little grows a lovely and strong friendship between them but it ends terribly!

    The book is, whithout doubt, an irony of fate.


    When Bruno´s father got a new special job, he and his family left Berlín and Bruno was little sad for a few days. When they arrived to the new house, soon he discovered a “farm” near from his house nad he went to explore it.
    There, he met Shmuel and they began a beautiful friendship.
    But their worlds were very different and soon Bruno would understand…

  4. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

    In this novel, Offred is a Handmaid in the home of the Commander and his Wife in the Republic of Gilead. She is allowed out once a day to the food market, she is not permitted to read, and she is hoping the Commander makes her pregnant, because she is only valued if her ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she was an independant woman, had a job of her own, a husband and a child. But all of that is gone now… everything has changed.

    Atwood’s dystopia is a terrifying vision of patriarchal oppression, but it is also a story of rebellion and hope. Frightening, powerful, moving and simply brilliant! Definitely a must-read!

    Join the English Book Club on the 16th of January at 8.30 pm in the school library to comment the first part of the novel (chapters I – IX)!

    I chose this book, because when I was a child I read it at least 5 times. I loved it.
    This book is about a girl named MATILDA.
    She is an extraordinary girl and very intelligent. By the age of four and a half, she had read a lot of books of different authors. Her mind was nimble and she learned quickly.
    However, her parents were so gormless that they considered her a useless and a hindrance. For that reason, she decides to take revenge.
    When she starts going to school, she meets the headmistress. She is a terrible miss who abuses students.
    From that moment, Matilda will develop powers that will make life in school easier.

  6. Windows of The Mind
    This book was published in 2001 and was writen by Frank Brennan, an English writer, and is related about the senses. There are five chapters; eache one with his own main character that who has his own story. The first, a man tastes and smells wine, but he has an accident and he lost this ability. The second one, a journalist woman who smells scandals and seh looks for a fantastic story. Another is a man, he was a hero and he hates the noise and he loves the absolutly silent. Them a famous broadcaster woman that he works in the radio; she is blind and she goes to the USA for having a surgery and can see. The last is an academic lecturer who is learning Tai-Chi in Singapore; he uses the acupuncture.
    All stories are funny and exciting, althoug there are amazing and weird.
    I recomend to read this book.

  7. The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie.

    I have recently read this book which is about crimes and murderers.
    Hercule Poirot has received a letter which is simply signed ABC. The writer promises a mystery that is too difficult even for the great mind of the famous Belgian detective.
    He uses his skills in a most clever and unusual way to solve a number of crimes which are different from any others..Although this time he is worried by the letter, there seems to be no case to solve, And then the murders begin…
    I suggest reading this book , because it is interesting and it involves a lot of mystery. It also shows important illustrations in several pages.

  8. The book that I have read is A STREET CAT NAMED BOB, writen by James Bowen, a homeless musician on the streets of London. His life was sad and miserable, and all the money that he earned playing on the streets he spent it on drugs. Until one day a ginger cat crossed his way and changed his life completely. James, with Bob’s help, began to find his way back to the real world. In this book James shows the many ways in which Bob has been his protector when he was ill or in danger.
    I recommend it because this tale is about hope, friendship, loyalty and trust. I adore cats and this book shows people the power of these special animals.

  9. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

    This novel focuses on genetics professor Don Tillman who has an obsession with details and have every single thing scheduled. With a friend’s help, he tries to have a serious relationship with women. But to achieve that, he designs a questionnaire to find a suitable partner.

    I’d like to thank Fátima for making this session possible. It was fairly interesting. I strongly recommend reading this book.


  10. My last book was “Wonder”, by R.J. Palacio. It is the amazing story of August, told by the protagonist, mingling it with the point of view of his relatives and friends.He started school in fifth grade, after being home-schooled by his mom. If the first day of school is difficult for everbody, imagine how August can manage it. He is a little bit physically different. He suffers from a rare syndrome called “Treacher Collins”. And here is where a lot of stories, adventures, enemies and friendships start.

    I really recommend this book for everyone, from students to adults. It is easy to read, with an amazing and heart-breaking story, that apart from the issues of his illness, we will learn values, change our minds and learn how to count our bleesings.

    *PS: Read Wonder before you see the film; which is a recent upcoming premiere!

  11. Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe:
    The book was published in the 90’s. The book shows us the difference between Nigeria’s white colonial government and the traditional culture of the indigenous. Apart from that, the book teaches us how the white man introduces his culture in the Nigerian’s , they proclaim Christianism, the real religion. Most people started to follow this religion, but the main character, Okonkwo, rejects this new religion.
    If you like history I recommend this book, it’s very interesting how the white man arrived in African villages.

  12. 1984
    The book “1984” was written by George Orwell in 1948. It´s the vision about a possible future of human civilization in the year 1984. In this society, the government controls the behavior of people with strict rules, repression against opposite or different ideas and a system of cameras in streets and buildings called “Big Brother”. Besides, the government controls the thinking of the people through a system based on fear and lies; controlling the media to invent news, enemies and wars against invisible threats.
    I think it’s a very interesting book because the author wrote this story a long time ago, predicting many aspects of today’s society that we can see or suspect. And who knows, probably, we are living in 1984.

  13. MAUS (by Art Spiegelman) from the EOI Library
    The author is an American cartoonist that tells through Vladek‘s (his father) witness how he survived in Auschwitz during the Nazi invasion.
    The writer has chosen the comic strip as an innovating idea to tell the Jewish Holocaust and gave the characters the appearance of different animals, so the Jews are drawn as mice, the Poles as pigs, the Nazis as cats and the Americans as dogs. Obviously it is a part of history that we all know, but the more we know about it the more devastating it is.
    Art Spiegelman recorded his father’s memories about that time with a tape recorder since 1980 until 1991, during his visits to him, and then he used these recordings to write/draw the book. Vladek told him how he met his wife (the Art’s mom), how they both built their family, how they lost his old son, how they ended up in a concentration camp and how they fortunately survived.
    What may seem as a happy ending story, actually shows us a tale full of cruelty, brutality, betrayals and mainly the absolutely atrocious behaviour of the human being.
    I strongly recommend this book because it’s a new way to know about the 2nd World War, about how far the human race can reach to get its ambitions and most importantly to learn something about our past in order not to repeat it in the future (present).

    PS to the EOI Library, please don’t stop acquiring more comics in English, I love them!

    1. First of all, thank you for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed the book and we hope to purchase more comics in a near future for the school library!

  14. The Blind Man

    ‘The Blind Man’ was written by D.H. Lawrence and published for the first time in 1920.
    The story takes place just after the World War 1 in England. It is about the struggles of a man as he learns to cope with the loss of his sight, narrated by the three main characters.
    It is a short story but it can take time to read it if you look at the details and stop to reflect.
    Communication, disability and human connection are the three issues considered in ‘The Blind Man’.
    I found it striking how the author always uses images of darkness to illustrate the emotions of his characters.
    I recommend reading this tale because throughout its reading you will see how the characters move from having something missing in their lives to being truly whole.

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