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Body (Penguin Longman Reader Level 5) (original 1982; edition 1999)

by Stephen King

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Title:Body (Penguin Longman Reader Level 5)
Authors:Stephen King
Info:Pearson Elt (1999), Paperback, 80 pages
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Book vs. Movie analysis here. ( )
  FlanneryAC | Mar 31, 2013 |
How do you read books on here?
  terinramsey | Jan 28, 2013 |
Known to most as the movie "Stand By Me," "The Body" is a great little coming-of-age novella about four boys who take a trek to see the corpse of a boy their own age.

I like how King injects himself into many of his books and that's here in abundance. Also, the characters he develops are extremely strong and real. The dialogue is accurate and perfect for the era, and the tension and wonder of the boys' journey is extremely effective. ( )
  Jarratt | Jan 17, 2013 |
Great Steven King story which kept my interest. Reminiscent of boyhood and growing up in earlier times. ( )
  buffalogr | Sep 17, 2011 |
Dead boy slug camp.

A group of boys in Castle Rock find out about a corpse, and decide on an expedition that involves more than a little beat of fear and terror on their part, at various times throughout their trip.

There are plenty of bad jokes and the odd funny story too, given a group of around 13 year olds.

http://notfreesf.blogspot.com/2008/07/body-stephen-king.html ( )
  bluetyson | Jul 7, 2008 |
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In 1960s America, four young boys go on a journey to search for the body of a boy killed by a train. As they travel, they discover how cruel the world can be, but also how wondrous. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.

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As a group of boys set out to find the body of Ray Brower, a kid who disappeared, they have no idea what lies ahead for them.

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