Âme brisée

AUTEUR: Akira Mizubayashi NOMBRES DE PAGES: 238 AGE: 14+ NOTE: 4.7/5 RÉSUMÉ: 1938 Tokyo Malgré les horreurs de la guerre qui menace l’Asie, un groupe d’amateurs de musique classique, se réunissent régulièrement au Centre Culturel pour répéter. Yu, le père de Rei, est le premier violon; Yanfen est altiste; Kong fait du violon et Cheng du…

Blood sisters

AUTHOR: Barbara & Stephanie Keating NUMBER OF PAGES: 595 NOTE: 4.3/5 AGE: 14+ SUMMARY: Kenya, 1957 Three young girls. All three go to a convent in Kenya. This is where they meet, this is where it all began. Camilla Broughton Smith is from Britain. Sarah Mackay is Irish, and has a loving family quite far from the convent. Hannah…

Sapiens- A brief History of Humankind

AUTHOR: Yuval Noah Horari NUMBER OF PAGES: 406 NOTE: 4.7/5 AGE: 15+ SUMMARY: 13.5 billion years ago, the first atoms and molecules appeared. It was the beginning of physics, chemistry and of a new era. Than, 4.5 billion years ago, our dearly loved planet Earth was formed. But the show really started 2 million years ago when different species…

La vie, la mort, la vie

Louis Pasteur 1822-1895 AUTEUR: Erik Orsenna de l’académie française NOMBRES DE PAGES: 184 AGE: 13+ RÉSUMÉ: Louis Pasteur a marqué le XIXem siècle. Et il ne l’a pas fait seul.  Enfant, il était entouré d’une famille bienveillante. Alors qu’il grandit, il est fasciné par tous ce qui l’entoure. Il se met à travailler, à s’enrichir de connaissances!  Il…

DE L’AUTRE CÔTÉ DE LA MACHINE

VOYAGE D’UNE SCIENTIFIQUE AU PAYS DES ALGORITHMES AUTEUR: Aurélie Jean NOMBRES DE PAGES: 216 AGE: 14+ RÉSUMÉ: “Pourquoi aimez vous coder?” “Parce que avec le code je peux changer le monde.” – Aurelie Jean L’algorithme. Cette science si peu connue, à la fois ancienne et jeune qui permet d’utiliser des opérations logiques pour résoudre des problèmes physiques, économiques…

Digital Fortress

AUTHOR: Dan Brown NUMBER OF PAGES: 510 NOTE: 3.5/5 AGE: 13+ SUMMARY: Susan Fletcher works in a rather interesting agency- the NSA. It is an American secret intelligence agency working to protect the U.S government by intercepting and decoding messages from terrorists, criminals and dangerous foreign powers. It is home to the best cryptographic minds in the world, including…

Germinal

AUTEUR: Émile Zola NOMBRES DE PAGES: 503 AGE: 13+ RÉSUMÉ: La vie n’est-elle pas simplement un poème cruel et arrogant qui nous denude de tout bonheur? Alors pourquoi vivre? Des fois on s’imagine une société parfaite: pas d’inégalités, d’injustices, de violences ou de faim. Un jour on se croit le hero de ce rêve. On tente tout à…

Les écureuils de Central Park sont tristes le lundi

AUTEUR: Katherine Pancol NOMBRES DE PAGES: 848 NOTE: 4.5/5 AGE: 13+ RÉSUMÉ: De vivre n’est pas assez pour de simples humains. Nous devons vivre heureux. Mais qu’est ce le bonheur? Où pouvons nous le trouver? Où se cache t’il? Dans la nuit étoilée dans les bras de son aimant? Dans le regard triomphant d’une réussite? Ou bien simplement dans…

The Pianist

Also as a movie! AUTHOR: Wadyslam Sepilman NUMBER OF PAGES: 225 NOTE: 2.5/5 AGE: 13+ SUMMARY: Wadyslam Sepilman was polish, jew, a pianist and composer, and was in Poland a man in whom music lived. During the beginning of the Second World War, he lived in Poland in the ghetto with his family. There, it was a race…

Everything Everything

Also as a movie! AUTHOR: Nicola Yoon NUMBER OF PAGES: 310 NOTE: 3/5 AGE: 12+ ‘The greatest risk is not taking one’ Nicola Yoon SUMMARY: Being sick from the world is not fun-it makes life hard and difficult. Madeline Whittier has not left her house for 17 years in fear of triggering severe reactions in her body. She’s 18 and…

Origin

AUTHOR: Dan Brown NUMBER OF PAGES: 461 NOTE: 4.5/5 AGE: 14+ SUMMARY: The worlds renowned computer scientist, inventor and futurist- Edmond Kirsch- was murdered just before he was about to reveal his discovery to the world. A discovery that up to him would shake the foundations of the world’s religions. As the medias unleash this breaking news, the…

La Haine qu’on donne (The Hate U give)

Aussi en film! AUTEUR: Angie Thomas NOMBRES DE PAGES: 488 NOTE: 4.5/5 AGE: 13+ RÉSUMÉ:  Starr resent tous les jours  la grande difference qui sépare les deux mondes ou elle vit. Dans le premier c’est le bahut- le cartier des noirs,  connu pour ses gangs, les dealer de drogue et la violence. Et puis y’a Williamson, le lycée blanc, chic… et…

The tattooist of Auschwitz

Based on an incredible true story ! AUTHOR: Heather Morris NUMBER OF PAGES: 262 AGE: 14+ NOTE: 4/5 SUMMARY: April 1942 ‘If you wake up in the morning, it is a good day’. – Lale Sokolov Like many thousands of people, Lale 24 years old, Slovakian and Jew, ends up in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Soon he realises that…

The Boy at the top of the Mountain

AUTHOR: john Boyle NUMBER OF PAGES: 215 AGE: 11+ NOTE: 3.5/5 SUMMARY: 1935This is when it all began. A story of a little boy called Pierrot Fischer. This young boy lived in France. But at the time, tragic things happened to people, and Pierrot was one of them. He was sent to his aunt in…

Five Feet apart

ALSO AS A MOVIE!  AUTHOR: Rachael Lippincott with Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis NUMBER OF PAGES: 288 (ePub format) AGE: 12+ NOTE: 4.5/5 SUMMARY: Can you love someone you simply can’t touch? The answer is yes. 17 years old Stella, was just a normal teen, only that she had cystic fribrosis, which means friends, family,…

The Hunger Games- Mockingjay (3)

AUTHOR: Suzanne Collins NUMBER OF PAGES: 438 AGE: 14+ NOTE: 5/5 SUMMARY: Katniss Everdeen, the girl on fire has come back again. She went twice in the Hunger games, twice she survived. Now she is lost in herself, devastated, still crying over the loss of her home- District 12, that was destroyed by the Capitol’s  firebombs….

I AM MALALA

How one girl stood up for education and changed the world! AUTHOR: Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick  NUMBER OF PAGES: 219 AGE: 12+ NOTE: 5/5 SUMMARY: Malala, is a young girl that lives in Pakistan, in the valley of Swat. She used to be as free as a bird and have wild dreams. Everyday she…

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

ALSO AS A MOVIE!  AUTHOR: John Boyne NUMBER OF PAGES: 216 AGE: 10+ NOTE: 4/5 SUMMARY: 1930s, Germany Bruno is just a normal, 9 years old German boy. He lives with his parents and his Hopeless Case of sister in Berlin. However, his family has to move to a quite peculiar place, due to his…

Ramsès- Le fils de la Lumière

AUTEUR: Christian Jacq NOMBRES DE PAGES: 441 NOTE: 4.5/5 AGE: 12+ RÉSUMÉ: Voici un roman où nous rencontrons Ramses II à travers ses pas qui l’amèneront peut-être un jour sur le throne de l’Égypte. Ramses n’est autre que le fils cadet du grand pharaon Sethi, qui vit dans l’Égypte pharaonique en l’an 1270 av J.-C….