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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

-Victor Hugo


I think you are all familiar with the church 'Notre Dame' in Paris.This story is setup in the backdrop of France of those times and it captures many aspects of civilian life of that period.The main characters are so unusual that they seem to shock the reader initially. But as one gets interested in the tale,the many twists and turns keeps one intrigned till the very end. In this classic,the hero is depicted as a brute with a  heart of gold.The main characters in the tale make their entry at critical moments in a most dramatic style.So,in order to understand them better,the first chapter of the book has been dedicated entirely to their introducion.
Here,I am not mentioning the characters but once you read it ,it becomes thrilling.The climax is very emotional.The hunchback of Notre Dame is one of the most thrilling book I have ever read.Don’ t miss the chance try getting the book very fast.And if you have read the book share your experiences…
Hope you would read the book…

GAYATHRY.S
VII-D
S4243

Monday, 30 December 2013

Who moved me cheese?

BOOK NAME-WHO MOVED MY CHEESE?
AUTHOR-DR. SPENCER JOHNSON
 

This book starts with the union of some classmates in high school Chicago.One of them micheal narrates a story to all of them.The four imaginary characters depicted in the story are two mices,Sniff and Scurry and two small men Hem and Haw.The story is about finding cheese in a maze.The thing that we considers as the most important whether it is a job,fame.Here,money is considered as the cheese.Sniff and Scurry are the characters who accept changes in life.Haw learns to adapt in time and believes changing leads to something better but Hem,on the other hand believes as it will lead to something worse.This book tells us to cope up with the change,so that we suffer less stress and enjoy success more.I liked this book truely.

                                                                                                                -Sreeparvathy.S
                                                                                                                         10C
                                                                                                                      S3435

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Twilight

Twilight
Twilight is an extraordinary love story of a vampire and a human. Written by Stephenie Meyer, published by atom books. It has 450 pages and the font size is small. In my opinion, the name of the book and the cover page is symbolic. What I understood from the title is that darkness was approaching for the protagonist just like night was falling, but there was a soft glow of light just like twilight which I think is her love. The main characters are Isabella Swan, Edward Cullen, Charlie, Jacob Black, Carlisle, Billie, Jessie, Mike and so on.  

Bella moves to Forks to live with her dad. There she meets Edward Cullen. Though at first his behavior was strange, they fell in love soon. The book further describes about their unique love story and the danger Bella had to befall.

This love story is awesome as you all know. I had seen the movie too, but as always, books r the best! Though the font size is small, I got absorbed to the book as I found that the language is too good. I know that there are many twilight lovers in school and now I’m one among them too. I’d like to suggest this book to all teenagers.
T.Anagha Sivadas
9 C, S4399

Friday, 20 December 2013

CAN’T DIE FOR SIZE ZERO




BOOK NAME-CAN’T DIE FOR SIZE ZERO
AUTHOR-VRUSHALI TELANG

This is about the story of a large sized young woman, Joyeeta Naik. She has no partner, no career to boast off etc. In total she considers herself as a failure and starts hating herself. She decides to revamp her image by following some diet plans and regular exercises. She wanted to become size zero and at the same time she also wants to be herself. The rest is all about her weight loss journey.
                                                                                                    I liked this book very much and I understood that having a larger heart is really above than attaining a slim figure.

                                                                                                                  -Sreeparvathy.S
                                                                                                                         10-C
                                                                                                                        S3435

Plays for school



This consists of plays written by five authors among which I loved the first play written by Paro Anand the most. It is the story of a girl Pia who tells a lie in the class that she has a monkey of a unique breed as her pet when the class was discussing about the pet that everyone has in their respective homes. The rest of the play is about how she escapes from the situation when the principal and the teacher insist her to bring her pet monkey to the school and exhibit it to the class. Before each play information on the costume, stage settings, dialogue presentation etc. has been provided in an apt way found this book really useful.

                                                                                                            -Sreeparvathy.S
                                                                                                                   10 C
                                                                                                                 S3435

DAVID COPPERFIELD

BOOK NAME-DAVID COPPERFIELD
AUTHOR-CHARLS DICKENS
 



The story is of the life of a boy named David Copperfield.This book contains the important happenings of his life chapter wise.He lost his father before his birth.His mother and a fat  maid named pegotty looked after him till the age of five.Then his mother got married to a cruel and rude man named Mr.Murdstone who ill treated  his mother and him so much.It is the story of his story of his life through sufferings,happiness and pain.The best thing that I found in the author is his style of writing.He is an expert in describing people.I really loved this book.



                                                                                                          -Sreeparvathy.S
                                                                                                                    10-c
                                                                                                                 s3435

Thursday, 19 December 2013

2 states


Book: 2 States

Author: Chetan Bhagat

Price: 140

Publisher: Rupa

ISBN:978-81-291-1530-0






2 States written by one of the best Indian Author and a columnist, and a speaker Chetan Bhagat and he is an bestselling author of novels like five point someone, 3 mistakes of my life, one night at a call center, revolution 2020 and What young India wants and some books have been inspired in Bollywood films like 3 Idiots, Kai Po Chi etc. and this book is about the story of a boy called  Krish from Delhi and a girl called Ananya from Tamil Nadu and their meeting in IIM (Indian Institute of management) and their love and the struggle with their family's to get married and this book concludes that well they get married. And my opinion about this book was very nice and i like all characters in this book.And this is also an wonderful creation Chetan Bhagat and he has made the story in a nice way and I think Friends you well surely read read this book Thank You.


                                                                                                                    V.Adityan

                                                                                                                      VII-C

                                                                                                                      S 4313

Monday, 16 December 2013

HORROR STORIES

HORROR STORIES
AUTHOR: MICHAEL COX
PUBLISHER: SCHOLASTIC
Zombies !,vampires !,werewolves !,mad scientists! They just get everywhere, don't they? And if you think like that then, you are fears fan my friend! And this is exactly the book you should read. Maybe you would have read the classic Dracula, Frankenstein and much more. That's what will make this book even more interesting because you'll be reading those same stories with a twist. Just for an example
The hounds of Baskervilles – Wuff justice will give you live insights of the case of the demon dog hunting the Baskervilles, can Sherlock solve the mystery?
Dracula – could be the most funniest story in an all singing and dancing performance
Pit and the pendulum – wicked interiors will take to the most woeful, darkest, deadliest dungeon of them all. Its torture
Along with these stories there are fact files on the most villainous villains of all time . And who wants to spoil the scare………. Just make sure you have a stake, some rolls of garlic and your torch with you before you read this book   

by Yeshwant P
S5227

Friday, 13 December 2013

GODAN

लेखक - प्रेमचंद 

प्रकाशक - राजपाल एंड सन्स

‘गोदान’ प्रेमचन्द द्वारा लिखे  एक महत्वपूर्ण उपन्यास है । इसमें भारतीय ग्राम समाज एवं परिवेश का सजीव चित्रण है। गोदान ग्राम्य जीवन और कृषि संस्कृति का महाकाव्य  है।प्रेमचन्द ने अपनी कहानियों में शोषक-समाज के विभिन्न वर्गों की मुशिकलों का पर्दाफाश किया है।'गोदान' होरी की कहानी है, उस होरी की जो जीवन भर मेहनत करता है, अनेक कष्ट सहता है, केवल इसलिए कि उसकी मर्यादा की रक्षा हो सके और इसीलिए वह दूसरों को प्रसन्न रखने का प्रयास भी करता है, किंतु उसे इसका फल नहीं मिलता और अंत में मजबूर होना पड़ता है, फिर भी अपनी मर्यादा नहीं बचा पाता। परिणामतः वह जप-तप के अपने जीवन को ही होम कर देता है। यह होरी की कहानी नहीं, उस काल के हर भारतीय किसान की आत्मकथा है। और इसके साथ जुड़ी है शहर की प्रासंगिक कहानी। 'गोदान' में उन्होंने ग्राम और शहर की दो कथाओं का इतना यथार्थ रूप और संतुलित मिश्रण प्रस्तुत किया है।
मै इस किताब मेरे पिता के प्रेरणा से लिया और मुझे यह किताब अच्चा  लगा । 

दिलीप  एम 
9 -स 
S 3774

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

GEORGE’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE

In this book, known as George’s marvellous medicine, George is a boy who is almost ruled by his grandma, who is a grumpy and grizzly old grouch. George wants to teach her a lesson. So when it’s time for her medicine, he makes a mischivious medicine with some shampoo, grease, toothpaste and whatnot!!  He gives her the medicine and guess what! She grows and grows and grows, till she becomes like a tower !!!!! The same happens to a hen when George gives the medicine.
Then Mr. Killy Kranky, George’s father arrives, and, he likes the medicine!

The rest of the story goes that George and Mr. Kranky together make thee medicines similar to this   and the final one makes grandma fully disappear!!!! This book is published by puffin books. It is illustrated by Quentin blake. The cost of the book is 50 rupees.
                                                                                  By
                                                       V. Shankar Raman

                                                                                    VII A