What was the last good book you read?

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 12 September, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 12 September, 2004, 12:00am

Aaron Lai, 14

The Sigma Protocol by Robert Ludlum. The story begins when investment banker Ben Hartman is approached by his childhood friend, who promptly tries to kill him. Narrowly surviving, he discovers the attempts against his life are linked with numerous murders of old men by a long forgotten intelligence file named Sigma AG. Hartman must now uncover Sigma's long-buried secrets and truths that threaten both history and future alike. You'll be blown away by the intricate plot and breakneck pace throughout this gripping thriller.

Vishal Mirpuri, 16

Duncton Wood by William Horwood is a very good book. It is about a war between a religion of faith and one of darkness hoping to envelop the land through force. However, in this battle there emerged a peaceful leader for the defenders of Earth who has been captured by the evil ones and is being tortured ... Good may or may not win. This series has all the ingredients of a good book, and many more. A good read even if you dislike books.

Joyce Wu, 17

It was A Man Named Dave, which is a true story of the author, David Pelzer. He lived in a world of horror where he was horrifyingly abused by his alcoholic mum and I wanna call the police to protect him! This is a truly inspiring book. He invites the reader on his journey to discover how he turned shame into pride and rejection into acceptance. It gave me a real understanding of how abuse can affect one's life.

Katrina Kwok, 18

Oliver Twist is a good and famous story. It's so touching! Poor Oliver was used by the bad guys, and the misfortune does not go away. But his life begins to change thanks to Mr Brownlow. It's a fabulous ending. It's an old story, however it's still attractive. Also, I learnt something from it: I know I'm a lucky guy as I receive my parents' love, and they take good care of me wholeheartedly. I treasure what I have.