Big Nate Strikes Again

By Lincoln Peirce

Do you enjoy reading comics or books that really make you laugh? If yes, this book would be great for you! It catches your attention right from the beginning and sometimes it makes you think of your own life because we often find ourselves in situations similar to those presented in the book

The book is full of very realistic characters. It is about a boy called Nate who gets in every type of trouble you can get in. His best friends are Francis and Teddy. The one who makes his life hard is a girl called Gina. She is the worst person you can imagine because she wants Nate to be hated as much as possible and everything that that counts in her life are grades and to make Nate’s life as hard as she can.

The book is a comic novel. In the story Nate becomes the captain of a fleece ball team, which is an indoor version of baseball and all he wants to do is to win the big tournament. The problem is that Gina is in his team and this could cost him the victory. Another interesting character is in Mrs. Godfrey, his English teacher. She makes his life even harder because her favorite student is no one else than Gina. Mrs. Godfrey likes to make fun of Nate on front of the class, which he obviously simply hates. She also does other awful things to him, but you need to read the book to find out more about her.

I really recommend that you get this book and start reading it right away; it contains very good vocabulary, funny pictures and good jokes. The book is a bit like “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” if not even better.

The book is thought for people of age 7 and upwards.

I wish you a lot of fun reading!

By Matteo and Moritz

Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Have you ever heard about Harry Potter? Probably yes, but if you have only heard about it you should really start reading one of the books of this amazing series. So why do I recommend this book so convincingly to you? Harry Potter is a fantasy novel and this special edition is probably one of the most fascinating books I have ever read.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of the Secrets is my absolute favourite one. It got my attention right from the beginning and I could hardly stop reading. It is about wizardry and about friendship. The story also shows some aspects of racism: the magicians don’t accept the muggles because they think they’re all disloyal and bad-natured. They come to this judgement even though they don’t really know them. Just because the muggles are different that doesn’t mean that they are evil. This is exactly what happens in real life, too.

The Harry Potter novels were all written by the same author, named J.K Rowling, who has become famous all over the world with this series. She had her breakthrough with her first Harry Potter book and her books are bestsellers world-wide.

I also saw the movie, but I liked he book better, because you can let your fantasy work and imagine it the way you want it to be. This author also has an incredibly convincing way of expressing the characters’ feelings and describing the situations they are in.

Repeating myself, I can only advise you to read this book yourself. I am convinced that you will like it just as much as I did.

By Matteo and Moritz