Mel, una ragazza di 11 anni, racconta quanto le è accaduto dopo aver conosciuto Imogen, la sua nuova compagna di classe. Imogen è sembrata subito a tutti molto strana: c'è in lei qualcosa di inspiegabile e spaventoso che fa sì che nessuno la voglia avvicinare. L'insegnante di lingua chiede a Mel di starle vicino nelle prime settimane del suo inserimento a scuola: il compito assegnatole non è facile, sia perché anche Imogen è un tipo chiuso e di poche parole, sia perché dimostra quasi subito di provare un grande odio per la passione di Mel, i libri. Il solo contatto fisico con alcuni volumi fa cadere Imogen in un'agitazione folle, come se vivesse in prima persona quello che accade dentro le pagine. Per fortuna c'è Mel accanto a lei.
- ISBN: 8884510333
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 128
- Data di uscita: 08-02-2002
This book is about a girl called Mel who enjoys reading and prefers being on her own. She is made unwillingly to look after the new girl in school, Imogen, but all is not what it seems to be. Imogen is strange and mysterious and Mel is adamant to find out her secret. Mel makes it her duty to help he Leggi tutto
This was really surprisingly good. I mean I don't know how much I like either of the main characters, Mel or Imogen, but they were interesting characters and they did seem to grow and develop over the course of the book. I found the concept of the book to be fabulous. It was a little bit creepy in a Leggi tutto
Omg! Last night, I had a dream about a new girl who came to my high school. This new girl reminded me of a story character I had, named Imogen. I actually forgot about Imogen (my character) for years, maybe even 10 years. But I thought the name Imogen felt familiar, so I checked it on Wikipedia, rea Leggi tutto
Charming for its scant pages, and the ending took me for a turn, but was THIS close to suffering from 'Inkheart syndrome,' wherein the author would bombard us with narratives about how much the MC loves reading books over and over and over again.
I don't feel like I can leave a full review for this book, seen as I thought I'd never read it before, but after getting to the halfway point I think I must have? And now I can't tell whether I actually enjoyed it or it was all nostalgia.
3.5* This book had elements of creepiness that I really enjoyed. The concept is original and fascinating. The main character was annoying so I'm glad it was a short book. Nevertheless, I enjoyed Fine's writing style so I do want to explore her other books!
All I remember about this book was that it was really strange
‘Bad dreams’ by Anne Fine was one of my favourite books when I was in primary school. Probably because I could relate to Melanie as the class bookworm! Imogen is the new girl at school and Melanie is assigned the task of looking after her. Melanie much prefers to surround herself with fictional char Leggi tutto
I liked this book. I have read a few of Anne Fine's books and although this is not one of my favourites, I think it's a really good read for children (probably girls rather than boys) of 9 or 10. Mel or 'Melly' (did she really not mind being called that?!), as people called her, the narrator, was qu Leggi tutto
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