Hunger Games – review by Alia Ramos

I chose to read this book as homework for the English class because I thought it could be easy. I read it very fast, and I liked it as much as the time I read it in Spanish.
Ihungert tells the story of a girl called Katniss who lives in a dystopic U.S.A divided in 12 districts ruled by a Capitol. Every year the Capitol selects two under 18-year-olds (a boy and a girl) from each district to fight between them until all but one dies. One year, Katniss’ little sister is selected by a raffle, and Katniss presents herself as a volunteer to fight in the Hunger Games. The other guy selected in her district (district 12) is called Peeta Mellark.
They both travelled to the Capitol to prepare themselves with the other 22 fighters. A few days later, the government moves them to a very big stadium. And there starts the action…
I liked it so much because it tells a story of fight against the system, and fight with what is common, and it has also a bit about friendship and love. The main character, Katniss, is a 16-year-old girl that goes to the forest every day to hunt to give her family something to eat. She is a brave and modest person, but she’s not my favourite character. That’s Peeta Mellark, the guy who travels with Katniss, because he knows what to say in every moment and he is also brave and very strong.

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Tom Gates: Everything’s Amazing – Review by Juan Carlos Higuera

Two weeks ago I finished reading this book. I really liked it because it’s easy to understand and great fun.
Tom Gates gtomgates amazingoes to Oakfield School. His best friend is Derek Fingle and his favourite teacher is Mr Fullerman, the Arts and Science teacher. Tom hates his classmate Marcus Meldrew because he’s quite silly.
In break time Tom and his friends usually play ‘Champ’. You need a small ball to play it. With chalk you draw a champ square divided into four small squares. You must use your hand to hit the ball. Only one bounce is allowed, but the ball can go to any of the four squares. To become the champ you move around the squares and you must try to stay in the champ square as long as possible to become the ULTIMATE CHAMP.
Tom, Derek and his classmate Norman Watson have created a music band called ’Dogzombies’. Tom likes rock and his favourite group is Dude 3.
He lives with his parents and his sister Delia. Tom says that Delia is annoying and she always wears sunglasses.
Tom’s favourite subject is Arts because he loves drawing and doodling in his notebooks.
I recommend this book to everybody because you never get bored when you read it and it helps you learn a lot of English expressions.