Book Review Competition 2009


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Book Review Competition 2009

  1. 1. Done by: Tan Jun Yeow ,Ching Shi Jie and Wei Jie School: Yuan Ching Secondary School Class:1E4
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>The book that we have chosen is ‘The Japanese when I was Ten’. </li></ul><ul><li>It is written by Arthur Lim , a renowned eye surgeon, artist, author, teacher and sportsman. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Summary <ul><li>The book recounts his experience with the Japanese who occupied Singapore from 1942-1945. </li></ul><ul><li>The book is about that everyone thought that all the Japanese who occupied Singapore were bad hearted and cruel, but several Japanese officers were kind and even protected the author, who was ten at that time. </li></ul><ul><li>The events that the author experienced made him realize that if someone were to judge people, he or she must not judge the book from its cover. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reasons why we love this book… <ul><li>We love this book because… </li></ul><ul><li>It is simple and easy to read, people of all ages could be able to read. </li></ul><ul><li>It this interesting and informative. It shows us the experience and hardship people had gone through during the Japanese occupation. </li></ul><ul><li>The book is full of humour and suspense. It shows that the author/main character as very playful and mischievous. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Thoughts and comments
  6. 6. <ul><li>Tan Jun Yeow: </li></ul><ul><li>I have learnt from the book that shouldn’t judge </li></ul><ul><li>people by what they do and I must strive to </li></ul><ul><li>look beneath the surface. I have also learned </li></ul><ul><li>that some Japanese officers were kind and </li></ul><ul><li>even protected Arthur the main character in </li></ul><ul><li>the story. This book also made us realized how </li></ul><ul><li>Lucky we are. We do not have to suffer what our </li></ul><ul><li>ancestors had suffered during the Japanese </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Ching Shi Jie: </li></ul><ul><li>After reading the book, I feel that although most Japanese soldiers were bad and cruel, some of them were kind and friendly. It shows that in life, we some not judge a person only from his/her weaknesses. This book also tells us how the people suffered during the Japanese occupation. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Wei Jie: </li></ul><ul><li>After reading this book, I feel that not all Japanese soldiers were harsh and bad as we always thought. In fact, there were some good Japanese soldiers and officials in the army. I believed that when the Japanese officers gave harsh punishments to the soldiers, they could be venting their anger on the people in Singapore at that time, it shows that the soldiers were very bad and cruel. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Where to find it? <ul><li>The book can be found at our school library. </li></ul><ul><li>ISBN:981 05 4649 1 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Front and back cover of book Front Back