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The Year of Sharing [Oxford Bookworms]

by Harry Gilbert

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The village which Richard is living is surrounded by wall and outside is forest.
It has a tradition that when children become 12 years old,they have to go to forest and survive.
Richard is 12years,so he starts to live as a member of deer with one deer family.
Richard doesn't like his both family(human-being and deer).
But he gradually love deer and survival life...

At first i don't like his character because he is selfish and make a fool of others.
The scene that they run away from hunters gives me a much thrill.
I realized a life in the nature is severe and deadly thing. ( )
  giraffe34 | Jan 25, 2012 |
This book is a kind of SF.
The story is likely.
People look back the past and stop rich life and using energy.
And children have to experience sharing...
Through this book, we can realize sharing.
but,it is too simple.
I want more unexpected story line. ( )
  tencoco | Jan 25, 2012 |
In this world, children have to adventure when they are 12 years old.
Richard, he is main character of this story, do not want to trip because the trial is strange.
When it starts, children reborn as animals, like deer...

This story is terrible for me.
At first I cannot understand that why children live as animal.
But ending of this story, I impressed by his action. ( )
  monacan | Jan 23, 2012 |
Rcard is twelve years old boy. He doesn't lives in the earth. his planet has rule, the year of sharing.Children have to live in jungle a year.He join as a deer. One day, he met wolves...
First, I 'm exicited reading this book.But gradually, I started thinking "If I were him..." I don't want to do the year of sharing. However it's inevitable task. ( )
  toycat | Jan 18, 2012 |
There are no cars,no roads,no factories,no big towns,just little villages in the world.There are walls around any villages and people can't go out,and only animals are free.Richard is twelve years old,so he must do his Year of Sharing;people must live with a family of wild animals for a year and learn to share the world with other animals.
I was afraid of this story.I don't know if what he did is right.Maybe I can't survive the year because I am not good at exercise and not so interested in living."Walls around villages" remind me of Kino's Journey. ( )
  yuzuo | Jan 15, 2012 |
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Richard is bored with the quiet life of his village. He would like to have a motor-car and drive it ...very fast. But Richard lives in a future world where there are no cars, only bicycles and small villages and green forests. And now he is twelve years old, and like the other children, he must do his Year of Sharing. He must live alone in the forest with the wild animals. He must learn to share his world; he must learn how animals live and eat and fight ...and die.

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