2019年7月24日水曜日

Help!

'Why don't you go out and look for a job?' 'Oh no,' I thought. (p. 5)

The main character Frank is a writer but even though he begins lots of books, he doesn't finish all of them. Therefore, his wife Teresa gets angry at him about it. One day, while Teresa is away for work, Frank gets a letter from the USA and it says that they want to make a movie of the book Frank wrote before. This excites Frank and he decides to meet Mel Parks, who works for a movie corporation. And then they reach an agreement on it. However, Frank doesn't like a computer or use it, so Mel surprisingly buys a state-of-the-art one for Frank. It is equipped with artificial intelligence and very useful. It makes Frank's typing easier, but there is going to be a lot of problems... The ending of this story is really unexpected, so read it!

Philip, Prowse. (1999). Help! Cambridge: UK

Let me out!

'Hi! Can you hear me?' The tall thing makes a noise. (p. 5)

The main character John made a robot. It understands what people say, and it was a wonderful invention. But the main purpose of the invention was just for John to become famous and make much money. The robot, Nolan did every chore that John was supposed to do, and he was really satisfied with the life with Alan. Alan realized that he himself can control the apartment but he cannot control dogs. John had a dog, Sam, but that's why Alan hated Sam. Alan envied Sam because John took Sam wherever he went, but Alan had to stay home and do chores. Alan was so smart that he had a lot of discontent with his lifestyle. One day, Alan noticed that Sam loved cookies, so he killed Sam by luring Sam with cookies near the window. After Sam's death, John cried and cried. But Alan never did and said "I must stop you. I can't die. You must die." to John. And then, Alan locked him in the bathroom and neglected him for five days. The end of this story was very scary...


Antoinette, Moses. (2006). Let me out! Cambridge: UK.

2019年7月17日水曜日

Within High Fences

There was nothing different about that night. (p. 5)


The main character Nancy works in a center for asylum seekers as a guard. She has trouble getting along with the asylum seekers there, but one day, she meets a really good and kind asylum seeker, George. At a dinner party, her husband Tom says "asylum seekers steal things.", "They will all eacape.", "They come here and take our jobs and houses.", and Nancy disagrees with all of his idea about asylum seekers. After that, she decides to break up with Tom and start a new life with George. However, her plan doesn't go well because of Tom. If you want to know the end of this story, read it!


Penny, Hancock. Within High Fences. Cambridge: United Kingdom.

2019年7月10日水曜日

Logan's Choice

It was the middle night when Jenny Logan's phone woke her. She was tired and answered the phone sleepily. (p. 5)

The main character Jenny Logan is a police officer in Edinburgh, Scotland. One day, she was woken by a phone call and notified of an incident of murder. The person who was killed was Alex Maclennan, and he seemed to have been killed in the bathroom, but at that time, its door was locked, so that was strange. Then, there was a sister of the dead at home, who was the finder of the murder. There are suspicious people, Alice Maclennan, Donald Johnstone and Ian Ross. The plot of this book is a little bit complicated, but I want you to try to read it.

Richard, Macandrew. (2001). Logan's Choice. Cambridge: United Kingdom



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2019年7月3日水曜日

A Picture to Remember

At eleven o'clock one morning the director the of the Museo Nacional de Bellas  Artes in Buenos Aires, Leonard Martinez, asked Cristina Rinaldi to come into his office. (p. 5)




The main character Cristina Rinaldi works in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Argentina. One day, her boss asked her to be in charge of the display of some Impressionist paintings, which was an important job. She loved Impressionist paintings, so she was happy about it.
She was riding a motorbike on the way home, and stopped and waited for the lights to change, and also saw two men, one had a gun. She couldn't believe it. Furthermore, she was struck behind. As a result, she forgot everything about the accident. However, those two banks tried to kill her to stop her from revealing what she saw. If you get interested in this book, read it!


Sarah Scott-Malden. (1999). A Picture to Remember. Cambridge: UK.

2019年6月26日水曜日

Different Worlds

Before I was born, my mum played music with four friends. (p. 6)

The main character Sam is a deaf girl naturally. She loves a man whose name is Jim. He is a good and kind university student. However, from her point of view, he lives in a different world. One day, she has an opportunity to go to a party which Jim is supposed to go to. In the party, she feels very hot, so she decides to go outside. Someone throws a snowball at her, who is Jim. They spend a great time having a snowball fight. If you are curious about the relationship between them, just read it!

Margaret Johnson. (2003). Different Worlds. Cambridge: UK.

2019年6月19日水曜日

Jojo's Story

Everything is dead, so why not days, too? (p. 5)


There is a man whose name is Jojo. One day, a lot of soldiers invaded his village and all of its villagers were killed except for Jojo. Therefore, he felt very sad and lonely. If I were in his position, I would commit suicide, I mean kill myself. However, he decided to exist. Furthermore, fortunately, people who came into the village were not bad people, and they were on Jojo's side. He felt happy, but all of his family members were killed... He was still 10 years old then. His life begins. He has to live for his family.

Antoinette Moses. (2000). Jojo's Story. Cambridge: UK.