Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Body

WHAT´S IT CALLED? WHO´S IT BY? WHAT KIND OF BOOK IS IT?

The book is called <>. It’s written by Stephen King and it’s an adventure and also mysterious book.




WHAT´S IT ABOUT?


The story starts with the narration of a man who shows his feelings about his memories in his childhood.
He told us they were at the age of twelve or thirteen. He was in a group of boys (Teddy, Chris, Vern, Gordie) and tells us about their bad lives.
One day they discovered that one boy has disappeared and a member of the group, Vern Tessio, discovered that his brother, wanted to find this body earlier
than anyone. Then Vern told his friends that he knew where the body was, near the tracks and the bushes. They decided to find the body earlier
than Vern’s brother’s friends.
They spent some nights out of their houses sleeping in tents, and in their adventure they realised how cruel the world can be.
At the end, Vern and his friends are the first to find the body, and inmediately Vern’s brother’s friends came there and they have a fight.
Suddently, Chris showed a gun and Vern’s brother’s friends left.
Finally, the boys decided to call the police to find the body. When the summer finished and all these things too, they had to return to school.
The book finishes saying how the boy’s lives finish, for example, Vern Tessio, was killed in a fire that destroyed a house in 1966. Chris went to university to study law. But in 1968, he was killed in a restaurant; Teddy crashed his car into a tree and died; and, the last member? Now he is a writer.




WHAT DID YOU THINK OF IT? WHY?


While I was reading this story, it made me feel a bit bad, because, this book represents the bad lives that children had at this time, for example, although Teddy’s father was all day hitting him, he still loves his father, or Vern’s parents that didn’t have enough savings to survive. In spite of that, the children continue with their lives.
I think this book is well written and it makes you like the characters.
I liked very much this book.






SOMME NEW WORDS / EXPRESSIONS I LEARNED:


This book didn’t have enough new vocabulary, but, there were some words that I didn’t understand. For example, “ puke” that is an American word which the proper English word is vomit. In this book appear some American expression like, “guy”.

“cartridge” = recambio o cartucho
“bushes”= arbustos
“leeches”= sanguijuelas
“fence”= valla
“deer”=ciervo





NAME: ADRIÁN PÉREZ ARCOIZA

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