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The Woman in White

I would recommend The Woman in White for people who like mysteries. It starts off quite slow at the start, however it does get grab your attention gradually, so don’t let the introduction deceive you! It’s a mystery that intrigued me and made me read the entire book even though it contained challenging vocabulary. This challenging vocabulary also helped me boost my grade in English.

It’s mainly about a woman who always wears white clothing, who has also recently escaped from an asylum. She encounters a man called Walter Hartright and they start talking about a man called Sir Percival Glyde. Hartright soon understands that the woman dislikes Glyde because it was him who put her in the asylum. The story continues in this manner where the reader learns new facts that join like a jigsaw to form the whole picture. There were a few moments in the book where I was completely surprised, which is why I liked this book because I wasn’t expecting anything to happen which would just be boring.

Reading a classic book makes me want to read more classics and discover different storylines and I hope that young readers also start reading classic books.

Year 11 Student
MASA Reading Club

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