Harriet the Spy

Harriet the Spy, is a title that suits well the eleven year old Harriet M Welsh. She is a (fairly) accomplished spy who even has her own spy route. Every afternoon, she goes around her neighborhood, spying and writing secrets down in her super-secret notebooks. She spies on everybody including her best friends and her … [En savoir plus / Read more…]

The Black Stallion

The black stallion is a novel that narrates the exciting story of Alec, a young New Yorker,  and a beautiful black Stallion. Right after the end of World War II, Alec Ramsey, who is 10 years old is traveling with his father on a ship where he meets a black Arabian stallion. He befriends the … [En savoir plus / Read more…]

Sisters & Smile

Sisters and  Smile are two different books in the same series that I recently read. They are not novels, but comic books… In Sisters, the main character, Raina is an only child who really wants a little sister. When she finally gets one, things do not exactly fall in place as Raina had expected: Amara (the … [En savoir plus / Read more…]

Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie is the story of the wonderful friendship between a young girl, India Opal, and an adorable dog, Winn-Dixie. India Opal had just moved to Naomi, Florida. There, she didn’t have any friends and she desperately missed her friends, her home, and her mother who left her when she was a little girl. … [En savoir plus / Read more…]

I Am Malala

I Am Malala is an incredibly interesting book because of its author, one of my personal role models: Malala Yousafzai. She wrote this book when she was only 11 years old! This young girl is very famous, because of her story of heroism when she lived in Afghanistan under the rule of the Taliban, a terrorist group. … [En savoir plus / Read more…]

Hana’s Suitcase

Hana’s Suitcase is the true story of Fumiko Ishioka, the director of a small Holocaust education centre for children in Japan, who received some artifacts, including an empty suitcase, for an exhibit she was organising to show the experience of children in the Auschwitz camp. Fumiko was captivated by the writing on the outside that … [En savoir plus / Read more…]

Boy: Tales of Childhood

Boy: Tales of Childhood is an autobiographical book by Roald Dahl in which he tells the story of his own early days, from his birth in Wales to his years at boarding school in England. This book is divided in 4 parts: Starting-point, Landlaff Cathedral school, St Peter’s and Repton and Shell. I found this book quite fascinating as … [En savoir plus / Read more…]

Demon dentist

Demon dentist is the story of Alfie, a little boy with rotten teeth who hates going to the dentist. He lives with his extremely sick father and is awfully poor. One day, a new dentist came to town. Her name was Miss Root. She first met Alfie at his school.  She had come to explain … [En savoir plus / Read more…]