This is a rough sketch of what we think of some books.
The diary of Anne Frank
Anne frank (1929)-(1945)
A German girl wrote a vivid, tender diary while hiding from the Nazis during the Second World War. Anne was born in Frankfurt she and her family moved to Netherlands in 1933 after the Nazis began to persecute Jews. In 1942, during the nazi occupation of the Netherlands, the family hid behind a secret annex behind the Amsterdam office of her fathers business. They hid with her father’s colleague MrVanDan and his family. And recorded her experiences in her diary.2 years later, the families were betrayed to the nazis and were arrested and died in the nazi concentration camp after a lot of pain and suffering at Belsen in Germany. Her diary was published in 1947 this book mainly emphasizes on the troubles and the sufferings the Jews went through during Hitler’s rule.
A great classic written by Louisa May Alcott.This is a story about four sisters Meg,Jo, Amy and Beth. Meg is the oldest and tries to follow in her mother's footsteps. Jo is the second oldest and is a tomboy. Beth is the second to youngest and she is kind of shy. Amy is the youngest and she acts like she is very prim and proper. They live with their mother and Hannah. Hannah is a friend, but she likes helping out and being the maid. Their father is in the Civil War. During their teenage years, they meet Laury, the rich boy, next store. They become great friends with him. As the girls grow up, they go their separate ways. Meg marries John Brooke. Jo goes to New York City and lives with some family friends she also writes stories for money. Beth stays at home and helps her mother. Amy went to Europe to an art school then comes home about two years later. Beth became sick and couldn't go anywhere because she was so sick. The girls also suffered from pain and loss.
For the teenage soul
This is a book for teens of this and the future generation. These books tell us that we are not the only people suffering from teen problems but there are/were people of our own age who went through the same problems we are facing today. And according to us this is a perfect book for all those people who think they are the only people suffering in this entire world. Some of you might find it tedious, but for those of you who are suffering go ahead and interpret the book. You will only gain more confidence in your teen life! But according to me all the books I have read of chicken soup have certainly brought about a change in my life.
To Kill A Mockingbird
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.' These words are most significant in Harper Lee's 'To Kill A Mockingbird.' This novel is an emotive account of the battle for justice and racial discrimination in the early nineteenth century. The book speaks of one man's exertion to eradicate unjust condemnation in a predominately white and racially prejudiced society. It wouldn't be wrong to say that this novel is wholeheartedly an attempt to protect the one value that becomes the laughing stock in present times – innocence.
"Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." This interpretation carries significance as it reflects the integrated importance of racism and innocence in the novel. Lee stresses the fact that 'white men cheat black men every day' through the roles of Tom Robinson and Boo Radley who, doubtless, are two mockingbirds of Lee's literary masterpiece. The novel aims at saying that mockingbirds only sing other bird's songs and this suggests that that black people do not have their own song; white people sing their songs on their behalf . The author makes it clear that the blacks are proved to be inferior at every act.For instance, when Miss Stephanie tells the children about the incident when Boo supposedly 'drove the scissors into his parent's leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activities.' After hearing such wrong notions , the children felt obligated to regard Boo Radley as a man of an evil mindset, when in reality he was the complete antithesis.
The white-covered 'nigger snowman' employs the most illustrative influencein this book.. The snowman is reduced to 'a thin layer of ice' after an unforeseen fire that proves that fire is a stronger element than snow, in the same way that discrimination overwhelms humanitarian ethics – inevitably, it prevails. The fire personifies the contemptible hate that relentlessly flickers around the outskirts of this novel. Lee's clever use of the disintegration of snow portrays that mixed black and white cannot last.
The author pursues various effectual themes like ignorance versus knowledge, cowardice versus heroism, children versus adults and blacks versus whites. The beautiful part of the conclusion was well projected by the innocent philosophy of one little girl 'I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.' Valuable lessons are learned on the evils of society, on the true nature of courage, and on the dangers of judging others before 'climbing into their skin and walking around in it.' This book is about accepting others and reaching for that level of understanding that is just within our grasp. A mockingbird was shot as songbirds were slaughtered – and that is truly a sin.
The Invisible Man
This is,for me,one of the finest Science Fiction stories of all times.
From the opening lines-'The stranger came early in February,one wintery day,through a biting wind and a driving snow,the last snowfall of the year,over the down,walking from Bramblehurst Railway Station,and carrying a little black portmanteau in his thickly-gloved hand.-to the fantastic end,the reader is transported into the bleak world of the Invisible Man.Evil though he undoubtably becomes,one cannot but feel a great pity for him in his terrible end. H.G. Wells is without doubt an extremely fine writer in this genre.
Reading is one of the few things in this universe that have no Boundaries ,no limits. Something that only increases but can never cease. Never hesitate to start reading a book for once you start ,you can never put it down!!!
Reference: World Book Encyclopaedia
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