10 books throughout school

Jose Ramirez

Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark- Mary Pope Osborne (1992)

It is the first book of the series Magic Tree House. While walking in the woods close to their home in Frog Creek, Pennsylvania, siblings Jack and Annie come across a mysterious tree house filled with books. When Jack opens a book on dinosaurs and wishes that he could see a pteranodon for real, the tree house takes them back to the time of the dinosaurs. The two siblings are in for an adventure with the dinosaurs. Read the book to find out what happens to Jack and Annie in their adventure with the dinosaurs. This book is a must read to bring you back to your childhood and bring your imagination to life.

The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins (2008)

The Capitol forces each of Panem's 12 districts to choose two teenagers to participate in the Hunger Games, a gruesome, televised fight to the death. In the 12th district, Katniss Everdeen steps in for her little sister and enters the Games, where she is torn between her feelings for her hunting partner, Gale Hawthorne, and the district's other tribute, Peeta Mellark, even as she fights to stay alive. The Hunger Games will change Katniss' life forever, but her acts of humanity and defiance might just change the Games, too.

This book is the first book of the Hunger Game trilogy. It has also become a movie.

The Raven- Edgar Allan Poe (1845)

It's late at night, and late in the year. A man is sitting in his room, half reading, half falling asleep, and trying to forget his lost love, Lenore. Suddenly, he hears someone knocking at the door. He calls out, apologizing to the "visitor" he imagines must be outside. Then he opens the door and finds…nothing. This freaks him out a little, and he reassures himself that it is just the wind against the window. So he goes and opens the window, and in flies (you guessed it) a raven. The Raven settles in on a statue above the door, and for some reason, our speaker's first instinct is to talk to it. He asks for its name, just like you usually do with strange birds that fly into your house, right? Amazingly enough, though, the Raven answers back, with a single word: "Nevermore." Understandably surprised, the man asks more questions. The bird's vocabulary turns out to be pretty limited, though; all it says is "Nevermore." Our narrator catches on to this rather slowly and asks more and more questions, which get more painful and personal. The Raven, though, doesn't change his story, and the poor speaker starts to lose his sanity. http://www.poemuseum.org/

The Odyssey- Homer (8th Century BC)

Odysseus is tired of fighting in the Trojan War for ten years and wants to go home. The Greek Gods have other plans for Odysseus trip back home, if he can make it home. He will have to face monsters and Giants in his journey back home that takes him ten years to complete. This is an epic poem that will catch your eyes and ears.

Night- Elie Wiesel (1956)

Night is a work by Elie Wiesel about his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945, at the height of the Holocaust toward the end of the Second World War.This story reveals the harsh reality of the Holocaust. Elie Weisel's story of the Holocaust will want to make you cry. He had to run for days to get to the other camp watching other people falling down dead. Death was not an option for Elie Wiesel for he was one of the lucky survivors.

Sir Gawain and The Green Knight- Pearl Poet (late 14th-century)

Its Christmas time, King Arthur's court is having a party. The real fun didn't start until the Green Knight came to the party uninvited. The Green Knight announces to play a game with one of King Arthur's Knights to test the honor of the legendary knights. He will withstand a single axe-blow from the hands of one knight, as long as that knight agrees to meet him in a year and a day to receive an axe-blow in return. Sir Gawain steps up to play that game. Sir Gawain then gives his mighty axe-blow to the head of the Green Knight and cuts it right off. The Green Knight then picks up his head and tells Sir Gawain he will be waiting he will be waiting for him in a year and a day.

Frankenstein- Mary Shelley (1818)

Victor Frankenstein is consumed by the desire to discover the secret of life and, after several years of research, becomes convinced that he has found it. Victor Frankenstein creates a monster. The monster is neglected by his creator Victor Frankenstein who was afraid of the monster. The monster was all alone in the world and all he wanted was a family. The monster plots revenge against Dr. Frankenstein. When night when they met again the monster tells Frankenstein that he will be with him on his wedding night. Find out what happens to Frankenstein and his monster by reading this awesome story.
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Hamlet- Shakespeare (1603)

Hamlet is a confused young man who just found out that his dad died and that his mother remarried King Claudius(Old Hamlet's brother). Hamlet sees his dad in a ghost form that tells him to avenge his death by killing King Claudius his brother. Hamlet not believing this ghost doesn't know what to do. Everyone thinks Hamlet is crazy and is in love with Ophelia. One day after finding out that King Claudius really did kill his father, Hamlet had the perfect opportunity to kill Claudius but didn't. He hesitates to kill him and waits for another time. Keep reading to find out if Hamlet gets his revenge or will always hesitate.

The Miller's Tale from The Canterbury Tales- Geoffrey Chaucer (1380s-1390s)

"The Miller's Tale" is the story of a carpenter, his lovely wife, and the two clerks (students) who are eager to get her into bed. The carpenter, John, lives in Oxford with his much younger wife, Alisoun, who is something of a local beauty. To make a bit of extra money, John rents out a room in his house to a poor but clever scholar named Nicholas, who has taken a liking to Alisoun. Another scholar in the town, Absolon the parish clerk, also has his eye on Alisoun. The action begins when John makes a day trip to a nearby town. While he is gone, Nicholas convinces Alisoun to have sex with him, and hence begins their affair. Read the story of the Miller's Tale that is the second story of the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.

The Importance of being Earnest- Oscar Wilde (1895)

This film is a comedy to satirize the Victorian era. Jack who is Earnest in the city falls in love with Gwendolyn. His friend from the city Algy finds out about Jack's ward Cecily that lives in the country. Jack didn't want him to find out about Cecily because she is 18 and beautiful. Just like Jack Algy pretends to be Earnest in the country to meet Cecily. I think everyone should watch this hilarious comedy to find out more...