How have I changed as a reader & writer?

1. How have you changed as a reader?

Actually, reading was one of the most boring things to me in September. However, now it becomes a little bit interesting and attractive. I start to look for books with themes I might be interested in. At first, I couldn’t figure out the deeper meaning in [...]

Personal Response- Names&Faces

Around the world, there are always people who help others quietly and even though they are not noticed or thanked. This project is to interview those people who help us in the school without being known and know more about them. Also, we have to thank to their hard work and contributes to our [...]

Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn

Stephenie Meyer


I believe that most of you have read one of the books in the Twilight series and know about the love between Bella and Edward. So I would skip this part and directly details the part that I have read recently.

Now I am reading the first part of [...]

Woman at point zero

Woman at Point Zero

Nawal El Saadawi


At first, Mr. Macknight recommended this book to me and I liked it first because it’s a short book. However, as I read it, I found it impressive. It talks about the story that a psychiatrist asks a female inmate about her life story.

This female [...]

The Glass Palace

The Glass Palace

Amitaz Ghosh


The book “The Glass Palace” is written by Amitaz Ghosh and it presents the lives of people in Mandalay, Burma under control of British in 1885. The main character, Rajkumar, ran through the city to find a woman called Ma Cho. Even though he was an orphan, he [...]



Michael Ende


Time is used to sequence events, to compare the durations of events and to quantify the motions of objects. A famous fantasy novel written by Michael Ende, Momo, is talking about the concept of time and how it is used by humans in modern societies.

Momo is a little girl [...]

Merchant of Venice

After studying Merchant of Venice, we were asked to prepare for a performance of a speech. We had two choices: Portia’s speech and Shylock’s speech. I chose Portia’s not because it’s short. Shylock’s speech was needed to be angry and even screaming because Christians disrespected Shylock. I thought I wouldn’t be able to express [...]

Love Poetry

Poems were always difficult to me because they contain in-depth meanings that have to be figured out. Therefore, I was in despair when I heard that we were going to learn love poetry. They are what I hate most in the world-love and poetry. I assumed that these two complicated things would make me [...]

The Wave

The Wave

Todd Strasser


It is a book about Ben Ross, who is a history teacher. It takes place in a high school history class in Palo Alto, California, in 1969. He is teaching World War II but his students don’t seem to understand it thoroughly. They do not realize how German people [...]

Adrian Mole The Cappuccino Years

Adrian Mole The Cappuccino Years

Sue Townsend


This book is the fifth book in the Adrian Mole series and was also made into a TV series in 2001. This was written by Sue Townsend. It is the story about Adrian, who is the Head Chef in a top Soho restaurant. He separated with [...]

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