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Ersteintrag: 13.05.2011, 19:45:24 GMT+2
Gatita meint:
I'm searching for an english book, I'm in the 9th grade of school, gymnasium, and I'd be happy if you could help me to find an interesting book.
I thougt about "Sword of truth" by terry goodkind. Does anyone know how difficult it is?

Veröffentlicht am 14.05.2011, 02:29:41 GMT+2
read 'into the darkness' by wendy maddocks. it is very good - written especially for teenage girls

Veröffentlicht am 17.05.2011, 17:28:18 GMT+2
The Green One meint:
Hi Gatita,

I haven't read Sword of Truth, but with the "Blick ins Buch" funktion you can read the first few pages and see for yourself, if it might be for you.


Veröffentlicht am 18.05.2011, 02:09:11 GMT+2
My novel, "A Larger Universe" A Larger Universe (English Edition) has a teenage boy for a protagonist. You might take a look at that if you like science fiction.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 18.05.2011, 03:14:18 GMT+2
Mary Moritz meint:
I think Sword of Truth might be a bit much to start with. I recommend Forever Neverland Forever Neverland by Heather Killough-Walden. It's a really interesting look at the Darling children five years after their trip to Neverland. No one believes them and Peter Pan and Tink have gotten stuck not too far away from them and have human personnas. Hook is back and Wendy is 17 now. I don't want to give too much away but it is considered young adult yet I loved it and I am pretty far from that tag. Plus - it's only a dollar (0,99 Euro.)

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 18.05.2011, 22:28:49 GMT+2
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Veröffentlicht am 18.05.2011, 22:40:52 GMT+2
Gatita meint:
Where can I find into the darkness? I tried but I can't.
Thanks for your suggestions, but till now, I have not found the right book for me.
May I have to admit, that I have already read english books, and I really liked "I'm not scared" by Niccolò Ammaniti.

Veröffentlicht am 19.05.2011, 09:53:17 GMT+2
TristanUSA meint:
Hello Gatita!

I'm an American and a student of great fiction for many years. A book which gets very close to the female soul is 'Little, Big', written by John Crowley. You can look into the book here on Amazon. Try it, you won't regret it and you'll probably read it again and again for the rest of your life...


Veröffentlicht am 20.05.2011, 19:19:46 GMT+2
Jon F. Baxley meint:
If you are interested in 'historical' fantasy (medieval Earth), you might like:


A Hollywood producer has likened this series to BRAVEHEART and THE LORD OF THE RINGS combined. Enjoy!

Veröffentlicht am 20.05.2011, 21:13:23 GMT+2
Christina G. meint:
read Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. its really easy to read and easy to get lost in...

Veröffentlicht am 20.05.2011, 22:24:37 GMT+2
Gatita meint:
In fact, I read some books from Cassandra Clare but... I'm not sure... I read the comments to this book and they say there are parallels between this book and city of glass/ash... I'm not sure if this is what I am looking for..
But again: thanks for the suggestions!

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 23.05.2011, 00:03:33 GMT+2
L. meint:

how about the "Gilmore Girls" books!? there are several of them. Real easy to read, perfect for your age and sooo funny. I gave 'em to some of my friends before and they just loved them, so maybe you should try 'em :)

Veröffentlicht am 23.05.2011, 13:31:09 GMT+2
Wie wäre es denn mal mit Indianern, die zum ersten Mal in ihrem Leben einen Winnetou-Film sehen und sich darüber schlapplachen?

Rebel Tribe

Veröffentlicht am 24.05.2011, 21:59:14 GMT+2
Rika Makirama meint:
If the girl doesn't like English, she might not want to read a whole book. I'd suggest a magazine - like SEVENTEEN. You can find it in the press shop at every bigger rail station (amazon only sells subscriptions). The texts are shorter and chances are bigger that she will actually read it.
When I was in 9th grade I was pretty bad at English but reading American magazines really helped me (I'm an American Studies minor now).

Veröffentlicht am 24.05.2011, 22:14:55 GMT+2
Gatita meint:
In fact, I am(!) the girls who would like to read english books, and I want to read a whole book.
Well, Rebel Tribe sounds quite good, and i'll might read it after "the little prince" which I chose because of the suggestion
of one of my teacher.

Veröffentlicht am 24.05.2011, 23:52:08 GMT+2
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 25.05.2011, 00:23:45 GMT+2
Nopopo meint:
Your English seems quite good, so you shouldn't worry too much. Have you read Life of Pi: Student Edition ?
It is about a boy who gets stuck with a tiger in a boat on the ocean. And it begins with some really interesting thoughts about sloths.

Or: The Eyre Affair: Thursday Next Book 1 (Thursday Next 1)
This is a crazy, easy and incredibly funny read. It's situated in England in some sort of parallel universe where everything's a little different: people have self-cloned dodos for pets, go see the great mammoth migration in autumn, are crazy about literature and get in fistfights over wether Shakespeare wrote his plays himself. And the best thing is: there are five of them. Side effect: you get acquainted with the English classics without having to actually read them. Although you might want to afterwards.

Veröffentlicht am 25.05.2011, 09:56:50 GMT+2
i ve always liked the books by Philippa Gregory (e.g. "the other boleyn girl"), its history mixed with fiction, I couldnt put it down..

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 25.05.2011, 10:56:31 GMT+2
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 25.05.2011, 10:59:42 GMT+2
M. Sjulander meint:
What about "City of the Beast" by Isabel Allende - a good read for teenagers and open minded adults

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 25.05.2011, 13:46:46 GMT+2
IŽm not a native speaker of the english language but am now digging into english literature. I find the books from Ken Follett extremely simple to read. You may start with "Pillars of the Earth". It is rather lengthy on the one side but provides a good historical background. The story is not real but very good embedded into the real history of the time from 1140 onward. On the other hand I have tried "Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wild and found it too complicated for me to follow the philosophical debates in this book. Give Follett a try.

Veröffentlicht am 25.05.2011, 23:22:45 GMT+2
Mark Burger meint:
I would not recommend the sword of truth because of two reasons: First of all the first book (Wizard's First rule) is a combination of the first two books and so manages it to build up around 1000 pages. This could lead to frustration by normal teenagers (I think I must know it, I am myself one). Secondly the material is much more violent and mature than other books compareable in content. Especially the later books contain rape and argueably this is not what I would expose young people to. And if this girl has not read "Harry Potter" I would recommend this series, but I am aware that this is very unlikely

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 26.05.2011, 02:41:42 GMT+2
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 09.06.2011, 23:18:37 GMT+2
Ein Kunde meint:
Die soeben erschienene Deutsche Ausgabe „Zehn Schutzengel und ein Kübel"
(Kindle), ist die Vom Autor übersetzte englische Ausgabe des „Ten Guardian Angels and a Tin Tub“. Es ist die Lebensgeschichte des Autors, der den Zweiten Weltkrieg in Nazideutschland als jugendlicher überlebte. Von dem Nervenkitzel der wiederholten entkommenen Gefahren als Kind und jugendlicher bis hin zum 15 Jahre alten Soldaten der deutschen Wehrmacht. Die Übernahme durch die SS und die gefährliche Desertion von seinen Häschern. Schließlich die abenteuerlichen Reisen des 16 Jahre alten Jungen, der versucht seine Familie vor dem Hungertod zu retten.
Dieses Werk sollte nicht ausnahmslos eine Autobiographie darstellen, sondern auch die historischen Ereignisse der damaligen Zeit. Der Autor möchte vor allem die jüngeren Generationen darüber aufklären was wirklich vor und während des zweiten Weltkrieg in Deutschland vor sich ging. Daß die Menschen nur bestrebt waren ihren Lebensstandard zu verbessern und in diesem Verlauf von barbarischen Politikern irregeleitet wurden. Es war die ruchlose Ausnutzung eines Volkes, das sich aus dem Joch des Versailles Vertrags befreien wollte. Keine Gesellschaft ist immune, wenn arglistige Politiker die Notlagen eines Volkes ausnutzen.

Veröffentlicht am 29.05.2011, 09:51:24 GMT+2
Druids, Raptors and Egyptians
Druids, Raptors and Egyptians

Irish Mythology and modern Multi-universe theory meet in an action adventure.
A pre-Celtic artifact transforms into a bracelet and climbs up your arm. And now you can speak any language. And you can travel ‘time-lines’. Imagine a multiuniverse with a ‘Time-line’ for every possible future and present.
When Kate, the daughter of an American Professor, finds the bracelet, she and her friends are catapulted into the ‘Time-lines’.
Into a Time-line of modern day sophisticated Raptor dinosaurs that regard humans as gourmet food.
And they also walk with modern Pharaohs of Egypt.
Conchobar is a teenage run-away from ‘Tir-na- Nogh’ (Celtic mythological ‘Land of the Young.’) He has lost his bracelet to Asil, the daughter of a farmer who is a modern Raptor in his Time-line.
Harrington, their Shoggoth (a being who performs a task) is actually a reporter with the prestigious Irish Times.
The Jamaican aunt of Kate’s friend Lana accidentally uses Obeah magic to make Harrington fall in love with her, and the children have to bring him across the Time-lines to break the spell.
He becomes the Oracle in the ‘Chapel of the Hearing Ear’ in the Time–line of the modern Pharaoh, the ruler of the Western World.
The Egyptians think the Raptor Asil, in reality a teenager, is ‘Wepwawet, the jackal God of Abydos, Lord of the Necroplis.’
The Raptors want to use Conchobar’s bracelet to transport the humans across from the Egyptian Time- line to sell them in their Raptor Time- line as ‘gourmet food.’ They offer to make Conchobar the Pharaoh if he will help them.
Kate and her team, aided by policewoman Mary, set out to put a stop to all this.

Veröffentlicht am 30.05.2011, 12:50:57 GMT+2
Tension meint:
I agree with Mary Moritz.
Terry Goodkinds series might be a little too difficult to begin with.
Some good teenage novels is the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.
Vampire Academy
In my opinion it was not just another boring Twilight-kinda-vampire story but actually exciting and refreshing with a strong 17-year old teen protagonist.

If this is your first time reading an english book you better start with one that doesn't have too many pages. At the beginning it will be tough because you need to look up many words but just keep going. It's worth it and you will get into the language pretty fast!
It really just depends on your skills (and endurance ;) )
When I was 13 I started reading english books. For me it was not too hard though because I'd been pretty fluent already. As for the vocab and such you'll be way better in expressing yourself after reading several books!

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 30.05.2011, 19:21:02 GMT+2
Dear Gatita, I have a young adult book you would like. It's a black humor book about a young girl whos father is trying to kill her for the insurance money. Set in Oklahoma (Cowboy and Indian country) it has a lot of interesting information about the Southwest ares. The book is: As Brown As I Want: The Indianhead Diaries.

Veröffentlicht am 31.05.2011, 18:21:08 GMT+2

Try Preordained. It's available in paperback, Nook or Kindle.

Happy reading!
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