See Me


Nicholas Sparks

See Me

Colin didn't have a happy childhood: his parents weren't interested in him, he attended too many military schools... then his problem with aggression started.

Maria always had her family's support: when she was a little girl, when she went to university, when she started working as a lawyer...

Maria and Colin are completely different... but then, the opposites attract. After only a few weeks of acquaintace, they start dating and everything is going well until she starts getting anonymous messages...

Some people could say that novels by Nicholas Sparks are boring because they are romances but if you start reading one of his books you will read it from beginning to end with bated breath. His novels touch on very important issues. In "See Me" you can read about family problems and about what lawyers must struggle with. 

In my opinion Nicholas Sparks is one of the best writers on the planet. He's the king of novels of manners. No matter how old you are, Spark's novels will make you cry, laugh, smile... When I started reading this book I though it was going to be another typical romance - but I was mistaken. In my opinion, this is one of the best novels I have ever read.

Zuzia Siwka

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Paper Towns


John Green

Paper Towns

The main character in the story is called Quentin Jacobsen. He's an average teenager who has a big crush on his childhood friend - Margo Spiegelman. Their friendship fades away for more than ten years. But then after all these years their ways cross again. Margo makes Quentin really confused and turns his life upside down. It seems like everything is OK, even better than OK, but then poof - she's gone. All that Quentin now has are hidden clues. He and a group of his friends are going after her. This adventure brings them closer.

The ending is a little surprising, but in my opinion - too easy. I was expecting more, to be honest. I think that something is missing in the plot of this book, something "wow"... But anyway, I recommend "Paper Towns" to everyone - it's worth your time after all.

Wiktoria Stasiak

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Flawed


Cecelia Ahern

Flawed

Celestine North lives a perfect life. She's a model daughter and sister, she's well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she's dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.

But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.

In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which obedience is paramount and rebellion is punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

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ATTENTION: possible spoilers!

I found this book in my school library. This is a different book for me but I read it fast. I was absorbed in the story; what captivated me was that the created world was depicted very realistically. In that world everyone wants to be perfect, even one little imperfection will be noticed. And people are punished for that. I like the fact that Celestine, although she shouldn't be helping a person with a flaw, does it anyway. And although her life changes a lot, her family is always there with her... and Celestine doesn't give up, despite the pain. 

I like to read about values like that: bravery, strong family ties and altruism.

Gabriela Adamkiewicz

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Me Before You


Jojo Moyes

Me Before You

 

ATTENTION: some spoilers possible!

"Me Before You" is the story of a middle-aged man, Will Trayner. He used to be a handsome, smart and athletic person who fully enjoyed life until something terrible happened and changed everything.

Will has a serious accident, becomes paralyzed and totally gives up. Unexpectedly, a new warden - Louisa Clark - appears in his life. She is clever and funny, and introduces a little sparkle into Will's existence. She forces him to leave the house: they go out for walks, to concerts, and even on holidays together. She devotes her life entirely to his needs. But is that enough? Will Will decide to fight and live on?

"Me Before You" is one of these books which make you cry and laugh at the same time. It shows how fragile life can be and how deep your love for someone can run. Reading this story we learn how hard life is for a paralyzed person and how much another person can help us in difficult situations.

The book also raises an important issue of euthanasia. For me it's important to have a choice there and I understand Will's decision, so I like it that the book doesn't have a happy ending. If it did, the story would lose its meaning and its beauty.

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-Powieści) - polski tytuł to "Zanim się pojawiłeś".

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David Copperfield


Charles Dickens

David Copperfield

"David Copperfield" is an interesting book about a boy named David and his life. The story begins happily with David Copperfield growing up in a loving home with his mother and their faithful servant and friend Peggotty. David's life changes when his mother marries Mr. Murdstone, who does not like him and is cruel to him. David is sent away to school where he suffers still more cruelty. Then, when David is ten, his mother dies after a long illness and Mr. Murdstone sends him away again to work in London. David hates his job there and decides to run away to his father's aunt. He starts his journey with no money for the coach or food, but here is when his life of adventure, love and friendship begins...

I must say that I really liked that book because it is unpredictable and full of plot twists. It keeps you in suspense all the time so when I started to read it, I couln't stop, I so much wanted to know what the main character would do next. I think it is a good book not only for those who like to be surprised, but really for everyone who appreciates good literature.

Karolina Wojtkowska

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