by Mariana Ortega
Reading a book always depends what mood you are in, but what if you feel a romantic, or mysterious your book is Stung by Bethany Wiggins. If you feel adventurous and heroic then you should read the classic book, The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Do you want to reveal a deeper meaning? Read Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
The Harry Potter series is one of the books that you just have to read and have to love. J.K. Rowling and her agency, The Christopher Little Literary Agency sent the first book of the Harry Potter series to 12 different publishers and got rejected until Bloomsbury published it.
And look what happened! The books are so popular. 11th grader, Alexis Ortega said,”The series is an 8 out of a 10”. This series is about a boy named Harry Potter, who lived miserably with his uncle,aunt and cousin until he received a letter from Hogwarts of Witchcrafts and Wizardry School in the mail but couldn’t receive it because his aunt and uncle hide every letter . Harry’s family went in hiding but Hagrid found them then gave the letter to Harry.
After that, everything changes completely. Harry finds out his parents didn’t die in a car crash and his parents were wizards. He gets accepted to Hogwarts, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He meets extraordinary friends and goes on adventures.
“I can’t choose the best book in the series because all of them were so great,” said Alexis Ortega.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
William Golding wrote this book as a response to another book, The Coral Island. Lord of the Flies is meant as an allegory, to show the realistic effects of isolation and lack of rules with a population of young boys.
British prep school children are on a trip, when their plane crashes on a deserted island. They try to make a proper government, but they turn into savages and uncover the darkest parts of humanity.
Everything becomes worse when everyone thinks there is a beast, but it is only their imagination. After two people thinking differently about what’s good for the group, the group separates to two different governments/groups and chaos begins.
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