domingo, 28 de febrero de 2010

5 books about how hard it is to grow

5. “Good conscience” by Carlos Fuentes. Through the character of Jaime Ceballos Carlos Fuentes tells us about that horrible moment in our lives when we realize what adulthood means. When we realize adults ask young people to be honest but they are not honest themselves. When we realize that one day we will be adults with all the flaws of adulthood.
4. “Siddharta” by Hermann Hesse. This book is about a young boy that leaves his house looking for enlightenment. I think that although Siddharta is special there is something of him in all of us. At some point in our lives we all look for answers and try to find our place in this world. The thing is that not many of us are willing to leave everything behind to do it.
3. “Anne Frank's diary” by Anne Frank This is a very famous book written by a young Jewish girl who was hiding from the Nazis. Her story shows us that we all have similar experiences while growing up.
2. “Balun Canan” By Rosario Castellanos. This story is about how a little girl from the Mexican state of Chiapas (South of Mexico) discovers how ugly the world really is. Rosario Castellanos is a Mexican poet who wrote several novels. She is not as famous as other Mexican writers but I personally think she is one of the best.
1. “The catcher in the rye” by J.D. Salinger. This is The novel about teenagers. Some people say this novel created the concept of what a teenager is and what they go through. The main character in particular trough the story tries to prevent children from losing their innocence because he know how that is. By the way the story develops in New York.

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