The Best of Times? Level 6 Advanced Book with Audio CDs (3)

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 13, 2009 - Fiction - 112 pages
Award-winning original fiction for learners of English. At seven levels, from Starter to Advanced, this impressive selection of carefully graded readers offers exciting reading for every student's capabilities. Chee Seng, a 16-year-old Malaysian boy, has to grow up fast as he lives through the best and the worst of times. He suffers heartbreak as his parents' marriage falls apart and experiences the joys and heartache of first love. Contains a paperback and 3 Audio CDs with complete text recordings from the book.
 

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As you might see from my rating,i feel this book is a superb piece of writing...
i also believe that the above sentence is an understatement. this book is a very clear and simple definition of real
-case scenario`s of a boy living in malaysia...who is hit with the worst of times,inside of which he is living the best of times...what is meant to b said by the above is that inside a cruel world,this boy lives a cruel life along with a happy life...
alan malay has done a fantastic job trying to relate the book with real-life situations...he has made me feel like i am in that scenario and i am living the book...i know a friend who has never read a book in his life,but when we got this book as a project at school,he was disappointed. But after 3 odd chapters,believe me,him and i both,were addicted...
this book is a absolute MUST-READ...its 14 $ price tag on amazon is easily justified by the quality in this book...at that price it is a STEAL. it obviously doesn't match to the harry potter series,but then again,that is a much bigger book and in a series of seven...
so if your looking for a book with around a hundred pages,then look no further...you just found it...
 

Contents

Visiting time
6
The best of times
9
The worst of times
13
The aftershock
19
Sons and mothers
23
Trying to cope
32
A new friend
39
Party time
46
Jessicas problem
62
A way of escape
69
The best plans
76
Pool party
82
Beyond parental control
87
Auntie Swee Eng takes charge
94
Picking up the pieces
97
Glossary
109

Breaking out
53

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