After You


Jojo Moyes

After You

(This is the sequel to "Me Before You")

Will is gone and Louisa Clark has to learn how to live without him. She has to deal with the terrible emptiness that has appeared in her life. But it's not that easy... First she goes to live in Paris with all its beautiful places, then she moves to another big city - London. But she's still unhappy. She can't move on. She has work she hates and her mum doesn't talk to her. Louisa doesn't live the way Will wished her to live. The only thing she does to deal with her loss is attending meetings of people in mourning. Then one day a mysterious person appears in her life and changes everything...

In my opinion "After You" is an incredible book about how some people can change our lives. It shows us that we can't give up, that there is always someone who needs our help. Louisa is a perfect example of how easy it is to give up, but luckily she meets many amazing people who help her find the right way... The book proves that we can't be alone, that we have to be around people - friends and family. Then our life will be much better. And then we will let the dead ones be at peace...

Karolina Jabłońska

Książkę znajdziecie w naszej bibliotece na półce z nowościami zakupionymi z Narodowego Programu Rozwoju Czytelnictwa (więcej informacji: zakładka Zbiory-Nowości-Program Rozwoju Czytelnictwa-Powieść) - polski tytuł to "Kiedy odszedłeś".

 

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The Diary of a Young Girl


Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl

"The Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank is one of the most striking novels I have ever read. It consists of excerpts from a diary kept by a young teenage girl while in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.

The book is a fascinating combination of Anne's emotions, fears, joys and the descriptions of the grim reality of her life. Cut off from the outside world, the family faced hunger, boredom and the necessity to live at close quarters with a group of other peole. In view of those circumstances Anne's sensitive nature, her gifts and spirit seem even more vivid and tragic. Anne's personality shines on every page of the book and it is really moving as we know that  her life was so tragically ended. Anne died in a Nazi concentration camp shortly before the end of the war. With her talent she had a chance to become a well-known writer. Twisted Fate made her one of the most famous diary-keepers in the world instead...

Klaudia Wojciechowska

Książkę znajdziecie w naszej bibliotece na półce z nowościami zakupionymi z Narodowego Programu Rozwoju Czytelnictwa (więcej informacji: zakładka Zbiory-Nowości-Program Rozwoju Czytelnictwa-Biografia/Historia) - polski tytuł to "Dziennik".

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The Light Between Oceans


 M. L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans

The year is 1920. Tom Sherbourne, an engineer from Sydney, still can't cope with the memories of the Great War. Work as a lighthouse keeper on an isolated uninhabited Janus Rock island 100 miles off the coast of Australia and the company of his wife Isabel, who shares the life there with him, gradually bring him peace of mind and allow him to beat the ghosts of the past. But then Fate puts them to a hard test... Isabel learns that she won't be able to have children and gets depressed. And then a miracle happens...

This is a moving story about the destructive power of making wrong choices, about the bad that "sleeps" in the good people, and about happiness which is so hard to give up. This is a book really worth reading. It is exciting, touching and surprising. And the end of the book will really make you weep...

Karolina Załęska

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Milk and Honey


Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur is a young poet known for her feminist views which are often reflected in her poems. In a few recent years she's also become famous on Instagram and other social media so I think you can say she is a real phenomenon.

The poems in "Milk and Honey" are very short and simple though really deep and meaningful. I like the fact that they don't overwhelm the readers with their form but still force them to think about things important in life. Some of the poems are about love but thankfully they are not written in a typical cheesy way so actually everyone can relate to them.

I recommend the book to everyone who wants to start reading poems but is afraid of not being able to understand them.

Matylda Iniarska

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Bridge to Terabithia


Katherine Paterson

Bridge to Terabithia

Jess Aarons’ greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He’s been practicing all summer and can’t wait to see his classmates’ faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys’ side and outruns everyone.

That’s not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. Together they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where the two of them reign as king and queen, and their imaginations set the only limits.

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ATTENTION: possible spoilers!

I finally read this book after watching the adaptation of it multiple times and fell in love with this story all over again. I am completely charmed by the descriptions of Jess and Leslie's imaginary world; it's amazing that they were able to turn the woods into a magical kingdom where fantastic creatures were living.

Another thing that I like about this story is that it touches on difficult topics while still remaining a children's book and not being too intimidating. It's for sure a story with a moral; it shows, for example, that very often a bully is just someone else's victim.

I really was hoping that after seeing the movie so many times and knowing how the story ends I won't cry but... I was wrong. I think that, by getting to know Leslie more through the book, I was hurting even worse. She's such an incredible character, the true sunshine of this story; and her friendship with Jess is one to envy...

So, I wholeheartedly recommend the book to everyone...

Matylda Iniarska

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