适合入门级读者的10本英文原著 上
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1. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
 
This is part of the national curriculum1 in many schools around the world, so it's quite possible this book will also come up in conversation. You can almost guarantee that the majority of native English speakers have read this book at least once.
 
A baby pig called Wilbur is almost killed because of his status - he is the smallest pig that was born and he is considered to be useless and of no value. Charlotte, the spider, knows that the farmers are planning to kill Wilbur. She promises to make a plan to save his life. The farmers are surprised the next day when they see the words "some pig" written in the web Charlotte has made. Wilbur is sad when Charlotte disappears. But in the end, her baby spiders turn out to be great company for the pig. They continue to protect each other and the story ends well.
 
2. Mieko and the Fifth Treasure by Eleanor Coerr
 
This book is not really so famous, but it is on the recommended book list. What's great about "Mieko and the Fifth Treasure" is that it's short. At only 77 pages long, this will be an easy read. Again this book is aimed at young native English speakers, so if you're learning2 English, the level won't be so difficult. This book will keep you interested as you'll learn many interesting things about Japan and its culture.
 
This is an emotional3 story about Mieko. Mieko is a talented artist and calligrapher4. Her hand is badly hurt during the bombings of the war. The scared little girl is sent to live with her grandparents in the countryside where it is safer. Mieko is worried and afraid that she's lost her 5th treasure – the "beauty in her heart." This treasure is the key to her happiness and her beautiful art. Mieko starts a new school. Her new classmates are mean. They constantly laugh at her and tease5 her which just makes her angrier. Her grandparents eventually manage to lift her darkness through their patience and wisdom.
 
3. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
 
This short novel is perfect for English learners. It has modern themes and typical teenage issues that people around the world have experienced6. There are very few cultural notes in this, which means you don't need much background information. The sentences are short and easy to understand. The vocabulary is also very easy. You should be able to read this book without difficulty.
 
Ponyboy Curtis is one of the main characters in the novel. He is a part of a gang7 of teenagers called the Greasers. They meet up with the rival8 gang and the fight begins. One of the enemies is killed. Ponyboy is really scared. They hide in a church and try to hide their appearance by dyeing9 their hair. A number of different fights break out between the two gangs10. Eventually Ponyboy wakes up in the hospital. A trial is set in the courtroom and the judge has to decide Ponyboy's fate11. Is he guilty or not guilty?
 
4. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
 
The great thing about "The House On Mango Street" is that it's an interesting read. It's written from the point of view of the writer. You can really feel what the protagonist12 (the main character) feels. The sentences are really short so it's also easy to understand. There are a few challenging words and a little bit of descriptive language, but you can usually understand them with the context13. Another great thing about this book is that it gives you a deep understanding of a different culture.
 
This book follows the life of Esperanza, a Mexican girl. Esperanza moves into a new home on Mango Street. Their new house is old and small. In the new home, Esperanza feels like she has no time to be alone. She promises herself that one day she will leave and have her own home. Throughout the novel the young girl grows up a lot. The story follows her life as she makes friends, her body changes and she begins to have feelings for a boy. There is a lot of focus on other women in the community and Esperanza hopes never to be like them. Through watching the older women and how they are stuck, she knows that she wants to leave.
 
5. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
 
This story takes place in the present, which means the writer writes using simple grammar. All sentences are short and the vocabulary is relatively14 easy. The interesting grammar and short paragraphs make this a quick and easy book for English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. This is an award-winning book and on the New York Times best books list, so it's worth a read.
 
The main character is Clay Jensen, a quiet high school student. He comes home from school to find a parcel at his front door. He does not know who sent it. He opens it and discovers 7 cassette15 tapes. These tapes are from Hannah Baker16, his previous classmate. She had emotional problems and has committed suicide17 (killed herself). The tapes came with instructions. The paper stated that they should pass the tapes from one student to another student. There are 12 people in total. In the paper, she explains to these people that they helped her die – she gives them 13 reasons. We hear about her pain. She talks about her first kiss, people who lied to her and stole from her. Everything started with gossip18. The gossip then grew and became out of control.


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1 curriculum cYKzO     
n.课程,(学校等的)全部课程
参考例句:
  1. Is German on your school's curriculum?你们学校有德语课吗?
  2. The English curriculum should stress both composition and reading.英语课程对作文和阅读应同样重视。
2 learning wpSzFe     
n.学问,学识,学习;动词learn的现在分词
参考例句:
  1. When you are learning to ride a bicycle,you often fall off.初学骑自行车时,常会从车上掉下来。
  2. Learning languages isn't just a matter of remembering words.学习语言不仅仅是记些单词的事。
3 emotional 3pDxl     
adj.令人动情的;易动感情的;感情(上)的
参考例句:
  1. Emotional people don't stop to calculate.感情容易冲动的人做事往往不加考虑。
  2. This is an emotional scene in the play.这是剧中动人的一幕。
4 calligrapher pT6ys     
n.书法家
参考例句:
  1. People would ask, then, how come a young calligrapher should choose to marry a cold-drink peddler? 以后人家会说——年轻的书法家,怎么找一个卖冷饮的? 来自汉英文学 - 散文英译
  2. Wang Xizhi was a great calligrapher in ancient Chiina. 王羲之是中国古代一位伟大的书法家。
5 tease 2IHzi     
vt.戏弄,取笑,挑逗,撩拨;n.戏弄人者
参考例句:
  1. The other boys tease him because he is fat.因为他很胖,所以其他男生都取笑他。
  2. His friends used to tease him about his tatty clothes.他的朋友过去常常笑话他破旧的衣服。
6 experienced ntPz2t     
adj.有经验的;经验丰富的,熟练的
参考例句:
  1. Experienced seamen will advise you about sailing in this weather.有经验的海员会告诉你在这种天气下的航行情况。
  2. Perhaps you and I had better change over;you are more experienced.也许我们的工作还是对换一下好,你比我更有经验。
7 gang LhQxI     
n.一伙,一帮;结伴的朋友
参考例句:
  1. The gang live abroad,beyond reach of the British police.这帮匪徒住在国外,英国警方鞭长莫及。
  2. Some gang came in and shot the place up.有股匪帮进来对这个地方开枪扫射。
8 rival Dhhyq     
n.竞争对手,敌手;vt.与…相匹敌,比得上
参考例句:
  1. None of us can rival him in strength.我们谁也没他劲大。
  2. She defeat all her rival for the job with nonchalant ease.她从容不迫地击败求职的所有竞争者。
9 dyeing 2a67fc49054b7eb8190b3511b5af92af     
染色,染色工艺
参考例句:
  1. He invented a new process of dyeing. 他发明了印染的新工艺。
  2. And she started dyeing her stockings and blouses there too. 同时在宿舍里边,她开始用颜料染着袜子和上衣。
10 gangs 0e39843e1620f49df2145158efac5ac9     
n.(罪犯有组织的)一帮( gang的名词复数 );一伙;(闹事青少年的)一群;(工人有组织的)一队
参考例句:
  1. Gangs of youths went on the rampage in the city yesterday. 成群结伙的年轻人昨天在城里横冲直撞。
  2. a vicious turf war between rival gangs of drug dealers 对立贩毒团伙之间的猛烈火并
11 fate rlpxU     
n.命运;结局,结果;将来,前景
参考例句:
  1. The Titanic met her fate by crashing into a huge iceberg.泰坦尼克号客轮因撞上一个大冰山而沉没。
  2. Your future is bound up with the fate of your motherland.你的前途同祖国的命运紧密相联。
12 protagonist mBVyN     
n.(思想观念的)倡导者;主角,主人公
参考例句:
  1. The protagonist reforms in the end and avoids his proper punishment.戏剧主角最后改过自新并避免了他应受的惩罚。
  2. He is the model for the protagonist in the play.剧本中的主人公就是以他为模特儿创作的!
13 context DZnyc     
n.背景,环境,上下文,语境
参考例句:
  1. You can always tell the meaning of a word from its context.你常可以从上下文中猜出词义来。
  2. This sentence does not seem to connect with the context.这个句子似乎与上下文脱节。
14 relatively bkqzS3     
adv.比较...地,相对地
参考例句:
  1. The rabbit is a relatively recent introduction in Australia.兔子是相对较新引入澳大利亚的物种。
  2. The operation was relatively painless.手术相对来说不痛。
15 cassette NTPyO     
n.卡式录音带盒;卡式胶卷盒
参考例句:
  1. He inserted a cassette into the machine.他把一盒录像带放入机器。
  2. And let's not forget our cassette player and some tapes.还别忘了带上我们的卡式录音机和一些录音带。
16 baker wyTz62     
n.面包师
参考例句:
  1. The baker bakes his bread in the bakery.面包师在面包房内烤面包。
  2. The baker frosted the cake with a mixture of sugar and whites of eggs.面包师在蛋糕上撒了一层白糖和蛋清的混合料。
17 suicide ssAwA     
n.自杀,自毁,自杀性行为
参考例句:
  1. The number of suicide has increased.自杀案件的数量增加了。
  2. The death was adjudged a suicide by sleeping pills.该死亡事件被判定为服用安眠药自杀。
18 gossip AeEzc     
n.流言蜚语,爱说长道短的人;vi.传播流言
参考例句:
  1. She broadcast the gossip all over the town.她将这个流言传遍全镇。
  2. They spread a lot of tacky gossip about his love life.关于他的爱情生活,他们散播了许多不堪的闲言闲语。
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