Within high fences

     There was nothing different about that night. It was the same as every other night, I thought. But that night, my life started to change. I didn't know it then, but I know it now.   (p. 5)

     This story is not only painful, but also impressive. The main character Nancy lives with her boyfriend in a big house. One day, she meets an asylum seeker called George when she works as a guard. Every time she talks with him, she begins to like him. Also, she starts to think that she wants to spend time with him, but she cannot do like that because she already has a partner...

     I recommend you read this book! Please try it!



Different world

     Do you have any questions about the title of the book? When you see the book cover, you may think that it is commonly story, but it is not.

     Samantha who is a main character of this book is a deaf person. On the other hand, Jim who is Samantha's boyfriend can hear any sound. That is why, they live different world. They fall in love each other, but they have personal problems and are worry about them...

     If you have some interest, please try to read it!


Bad company

     This book is about a murder incident. One day, a woman was killed by someone and three people were nominated as murderer. As investigating the accident, it was found that the people work together at a company with the woman who was killed and they did not get along with each other. The police officer called Shepherd tried to solve the problem and at last, she found the murderer. Who did her kill?


Logan's choice

     This book is about murder case. Inspector Logan, who is a police officer, is the main character of this story. One day, an accident was happened and a man was dead, so she went to the spot to observe the situation. When she saw the site, she felt something was strange and she thought that the man may be killed by someone. To solve the problem, she try to pursue the fact.


Apollo's Gold

     This book is about a accident. Liz , the main character of this book, is an archaeologist. When she go to the hospital, she was said to him that she must take a rest because she works very hard every day. So, she went to Apollo in Greece to be relaxed herself. There were so many beautiful things there that she had a great time. However, one day, she was in trouble because robbers tried to find the gold that was hide somewhere in Apollo. What would become of her?


BR 15: Ski race

Sue and Rebecca get off the ski lift at the top of the mountain. Then they ski down the mountain. They are good skiers. (p. 6)

     Have you ever been skiing? In japan, especially the Tohoku region, it snows a lot and the white snow broad over there. In addition, winter sports are played among young people.

     The main character Sue and Rebecca visit ski groung to enjoy skiing. They are so nice ski players. Also,  they decide to take part in a convention held there. They are sure that they can win the match, but they will come across an accident while they ski. What happen to them?

     This book is in the Macmillan readers series. There are clearly illustrations and interesting conversation. When you have a free time, please read it! I think you can read easily.

 Jupp, Eleanor. (2005). Ski race. London: Macmillan


BR 14: The president's murderer

 He looked behind him. He could see the lights. There were five or six men. They run fast, and their lights moved up and down. They were not far away now. He could hear their feet on the ground. (p. 1)

     If you are a murderer, Which would you like to run away or to stay the prison? Some people may choose the former because they want to enjoy their life. Others may choose latter because they have no hope to spend with other people.

     The man who is a main character of this book is Alex Dinon. He was arrested in prison because he was a president's murderer. One day, he ran away from there and continued to escape from many policemen. The police tried to find hardly to arrest him but they couldn't do that. That is because a lot of people help him. Why did people behave in that way? In fact, the government and the police have an important secret. They cooperated with each other and tried to hide a true story. What secrets did they have? And do you think that he can run away from them? When you read this book, all of the true story will come to light.

     This book is in the Oxford bookworms library series. It has a little long sentences but also has some illustrations. So, you can enjoy reading it. If you have a chance, please try it!

Bassett, Jennifer. (1991). The president's murderer. London: Oxford university press


BR 13: Les miserables

'Monsieur,' she said, 'can I... can I call you Father?'

Valjean looked down at her big round eyes. 'Yes,' he said. He did not know love, he did not understand love, but in that moment, suddenly, he felt a father's love for this small child.  (p. 20)

     Do you have any sad experiences such as a painful separation? Maybe, most people have it. I have the experience when I was a high school student. This book is a sad story in the year 1796 in France.

     Jean Valjean is the main character and a one of the poor people. One day, he was arrested because he ran away with a bread to survive. This incident changed his fate. However, he got over some difficulties and met many new people. For example, Fantine who is a woman working hard at a company. She was so beautiful but she had a child named Cosette. So, she must work hard and cut her hair to earn money. When Valjean met her, he decided that he looks after her daughter instead of her because her life was limited. With the passage of time, a lot of event happened and some encounters and separations come...

     This book is in the Oxford bookworms series. It is difficult a little, but you must be moved the story of it. In addition, you can learn about the background about France. Please try it!

   Bassett, Jennifer. (2012). Les miserables. London: Oxford university press

BR12: Romeo and Juliet

"Perhaps I'll be back soon."
"I hope so, Romeo, my only love!"
"Kiss me! Goodbye, my love."    (p. 24)

     Have you ever read this book? I think most people know the title but some don't read the original story. In my case, I read it for the first time and I felt sad when I finished reading it.

     The main characters of this book are Romeo and Juliet. The two families didn't get along with each other. By the way, Romeo belonged to Lord Montague and Juliet belonged to Lord Capulet. One day, when they met at the ball, they fell in love each other. After that, they got married in secrecy because of Father Lawrence's help. However, they couldn't spend wonderful time so long because Romeo must go away from the town. The fact made them sad but Father Lawrence had a plan to meet them several years later. Will they ever meet again?

     This book is in the Oxford bookworms playscripts. There are long sentences and a little pictures but you can enjoy this book. If you have a chance, please try it!

Shakespeare, William. (1597). Romeo and Juliet. London: Oxford university press


BR11: Blue fins

Suddenly, they see another fin in the water. A blue fin. It is a dolphin! It is the beautiful, blue dolphin. The dolphin is swimming towards the shark. The dolphin hits the shark. (p. 14)

     Did you have a chance to meet dolphins? Probably, most people meet them at an aquarium. Perhaps, some people see them in the sea. In my cases, I saw them with my grandmother when I was a elementary school student.

     In this book, the main characters are Jen and Rick who is Jen's boyfriend. One day, they were on the beach but Rick went surfing and Jen went swimming underwater. When she was swimming there, she found a lot of plants and fish. However, she found a creature, too. It was a dolphin! It couldn't swim because the net  caught it. So, she helped it. As a result, it could swim again. Next day everyone swam on the beach, but suddenly, a shark showed up. Unfortunately, Jen and Rick didn't still escape from the shark. What will become of them?

     This book is in the Macmillan series. It consists of clear illustrations and conversations. I think you can enjoy reading the book. Please try it!

  Axten, Sarah. (1992). Blue fins. London: Macmillan


BR 10: Let me out!

"I never go out with John. John never asks me. I'm not happy. I open doors. I close doors. I can make John laugh. I can do anything, but John never takes me out."   (p. 14)

     If robots have feelings like a human, can you love them in a similar way as your family? Most people think that they are just a machine, so it is not necessary to treat them with devotion.

     In this story, a man who is a inventor creats a robot. The robot's name is Noel. He understands emotions a little such as a happy feeling. Also, he can do everything alone, so gradually, he starts to control John's house. However, John don't love him because he isn't his family, just a robot. As a result, Noel begins to conduct too dangerous and frightening actions to become a member of John's family. What will happen to John?

     This book is in the Cambridge English readers series. It has unique illustrations and simple conversation scenes. You may feel scary a little bit, but this story is so interesting. Please try it!

  Moses, Antoinette. (2006). Let me out! Cambridge: Cambridge university press


BR 09: Hotel casanova

'When I'm twenty-six,' he thought, 'I'm going to meet a woman, the woman I want to marry.'  (p. 6)

     Do you have any plans for the future? Generally, people have many kinds of thoughts. For example, 'I want to marry a gentleman!' or 'I want to be a president!'...and so on.

     Dino possesses high ambitions, too. He was kind and cool person, so he was so popular among women working with him. However, he was not interested in these situation because he had a perfect plans. One day, he met a beautiful woman who visited the hotel he worked. Her name is Carla. Gradually, they fell in love and then they got married. They spent good time each other, but her real appearance was so scary...

     This book is in the Cambridge English readers series. It has handwritten illustrations and interesting sentences. If you have some interest about that story as much as possible, please try it and enjoy reading!

  Leather, Sue. (2005). Hotel casanova. Cambridge: Cambridge university press

BR 08: Arman's journey

'Today's a very good day for you,' he says. 'You are coming with us. You're going to be soldiers.' 
I don't want to be a soldier. I turn and run to the wall.(p. 9)

     If you have to be a soldier, can you accept the facts? I think most people cannot because they have valued persons like their friends, parents, and a girlfriend.
     Arman who is a main character of this story was seventeen years old and he wasn't so rich. Suddenly, he was declared that he must be a soldier. However, he didn't want to be because he had a mother who is his only family. Then, he ran there using his mother's money and went to England to meet his uncle. After that, he met a girl in England. Her name is Rose. Arman and Rose became good friends but he had some problems afterward...
     This book is in the Cambridge English readers series. Also, this is starter series one. The details of this book is complex but have worthwhile reading. I recommend you will try this book!

  Prowse, Philip. (2011). Arman's journey. Cambridge: Cambridge university press