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听说有些小伙伴最近又书荒了,为大家奉上了十本简单易读的英文原著,这些小故事生动有趣,用词简单,非常适合入门级读者。偷偷告诉你学习英语一定要多多阅读哦!背再多单词也不如精读一篇经典文章。 


 

Charlotte’s Web 

夏洛的网 

 


 

这是一本美妙的小说,各年龄段的人都能理解。书的目标读者是以英语为母语的儿童,许多成年人仍然说这本著名的书是他们的最爱。
 


 

世界上许多学校的教学大纲里都有这本书,所以人们在聊天时也很有可能谈到这本书。几乎可以保证,大多数以英语为母语的人都至少读过一次这本书。
 


 

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。 


 

Mieko and the Fifth Treasure 

枝子和第五件宝物  


 

这本书不是那么有名,但它同样在推荐书单上。《枝子和第五件宝物》的优点是文章篇幅非常短。一本只有77页的书,读起来会非常容易。
 


 

这本书的目标读者同样是以英语为母语的年轻人,所以如果你正在学习英语,那么这种水平的读物对你来说不会很难。书中会讲到许多有趣的日本文化,它会一直吸引着你一直读下去。 


 

This is an emotional story about Mieko。 Mieko is a talented artist and calligrapher (handwriting artist)。 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 tease her which just makes her angrier。 Her grandparents eventually manage to lift her darkness through their patience and wisdom。 


 

The Outsiders 

边缘小子 

 


 

这部短篇小说非常适合英语学习者。它主题比较现代,并且有大家都经历过的典型青少年问题。
 


 

小说中的文化注释很少,这意味着你不需要太多的背景知识。句子简短,易于理解,词汇也很简单,你应该能够毫不费力地阅读这本书。
 


 

Ponyboy Curtis is one of the main characters。 He is a part of a gang of teenagers called the Greasers。 They meet up with the rival 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 dyeing (coloring) their hair。 A number of different fights break out between the two gangs。 Eventually Ponyboy wakes up in the hospital。 


 

A trial is set in the courtroom and the judge has to decide Ponyboy’s fate (future)。 Is he guilty or not guilty? 


 

The House on Mango Street 

芒果街上的小屋 

 


 

《芒果街上的小屋》的优点是,它是一个有趣的读物。它从作家的视角出发,让你切身体会到主人公(主角)的感受。
 


 

文中句子真的很简短,所以也很容易理解。其中有少部分具有挑战性的单词和一点点的描述性的语言,但你通常可以在语境中读懂它们。这本书的另一个优点是它可以让你对不同文化有深刻的了解。
 


 

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。 


 

Thirteen Reasons Why 

13个理由 

 


 

故事发生在当代,这意味着作家运用简单的语法写作。所有的句子都很简短,词汇也比较容易。
 


 

它语法有趣,段落简短,对英语学习者来说简单易读。这是一本屡次获奖的书,并上榜榜《纽约时报》最佳书单,值得一读。 


 

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 cassette tapes。 These tapes are from Hannah Baker, his previous classmate。 She had emotional problems and has committed suicide (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 gossip。 The gossip then grew and became out of control。 


 

Peter Pan 

彼得·潘 


  


 

几乎所有人都知道彼得·潘的故事,这就是为什么称它为简单读物的原因。熟悉一个故事有助于读者更好地理解文本。
 


 

这本书的目标读者是儿童,但它仍被世界各地的成年人所喜爱。
 


 

Peter invites Wendy to return to Neverland with him。 Wendy asks for her brothers Michael and John to join them。 They have a magical flight as they travel to Neverland and have many adventures along the way。
 


 

After all their adventures and fun, Wendy decides that her place is at home with their mother。 But Peter doesn’t want her to go。 Instead he tries to trick her。 He tells her that their mother doesn’t want them anymore。 However, he understands how sad their mother must be。 In the end, he decides to let them go home。 


 

The Old Man and the Sea 

老人与海 

 


 

这是一部著名的经典作品。几乎所有以英语为母语的人都会在学校的同一时期读过这本书。所以,如果你发现自己正在和别人谈论文学与书籍,这将是一个很好的选择。
 


 

这本书有一些较难的词汇,但是它篇幅很短,读完它你不会感觉太困难。
 


 

This is a story of a long fight between an old, experienced fisherman and the best fish he ever caught。 Santiago has returned to the village without any fish for 84 days。 
 


 

On the eighty-fifth day, his luck changes and so does his life。 At 12 pm, a huge fish (a marlin) takes the bait (the food used to attract fish)。 The man tries to pull the fish up, but the fish is too big and strong。 Instead, the fish begins to pull the boat。 The old man continues to fight and hold on to the line。 The fish pulls the boat around the sea for two days。
 


 

On the third day, the fish gets tired。 Santiago is able to pull the fish closer and kill it。 It’s the biggest fish he has seen in his life。 He begins to sail back to the village, but the blood of the fish attracts sharks。 The boat is attacked by a Mako shark, but Santiago is able to kill it。 He kills most of the sharks, but there is a problem。 They have eaten the meat of the fish and now only the skeleton (bones) is left。 He returns back to his home and falls asleep。 


 

The Giver 

赐予者 

 


 

《赐予者》以一种非常有趣的方式开头,从一开始就吸引了读者的注意。文章的语法简单易懂。大部分的语法都是一般过去时和现在完成时。
 


 

所有的句子都是简短的,虽然篇幅相对较长,但它真的很简单,所以你很快就会读完。
 


 

Jonas is a young boy。 He lives a very safe life with a lot of order and rules。 There are many rules and everyone follows them。 They don’t often make a decision by themselves。
 


 

But Jonas soon learns some truths about the people in the community。 He comes to understand that this kind of life is unfair。 He wants to allow people to make their own choices。 
 


 

Jonas comes up with an interesting plan to change the community。He decides he needs to move the community to another place。 In his plan, they be able to live a good and fair life。 


 


 

Number the Stars 

数星星 


  


 

这是一部很现实的小说。它以历史为基础,但不像其他的历史著作,它很容易理解。
 


 

如果你已经很了解第二次世界大战,那你可能会对这本书感兴趣。但如果你不是很了解世界大战,则不建议你阅读此书。因为你会太过专注于了解事实,而无法享受阅读。
 


 

This is a story of hope and courage。 The year is 1943 in Copenhagen, Denmark。 The area has been taken over by Hitler’s army。 There are soldiers everywhere。 The life of 10-year-old Annemarie has changed a lot。 There is little food and everyone is very scared。 There is talk about moving all of the Jewish people to another place。 This is difficult for Annemarie because her best friend, Ellen, is Jewish。
 


 

This is a different book about the war。 It shows it was not only the Jewish people who suffered during the war。 Annemarie’s family lost their eldest daughter, Lise, a few weeks before her wedding。
 


 

Annemarie will later do what her sister, Lise, did。 She will join the resistance party to fight against the Nazis。 She ends up being a heroine for a few reasons (which I will not tell you because I don’t want to ruin the story)。 


 


 

A Wrinkle In Time 

时间的皱纹 

 


 

这本书长短句结合。其中的短句子能让读者稍微放松一下,同时营造出很好的场景氛围,用简单的文字让你知道发生了什么。
 


 

书中有很多词汇要学习。如果你已经有了很多阅读英文小说的经历,这会是一本好书。准备好你的词汇笔记本,以便记录下你想学的一些很酷的词。这本书中有很多哦! 


 

Meg is 14-years-old。 Everyone sees her as a troublemaker。 They think she’s a bad student。 Everyone in her family seems to be perfect。 Her mom is a very beautiful scientist。 Her twin brothers are very athletic。 And her little 5-year-old brother, Charles Wallace Murry, is a child genius and can often read the mind of Meg。
 


 

Meg and her brother meet a friend。 Calvin O’Keefe is a high school junior student。 Meg and Calvin begin to like each other。 Charles suddenly announces that they should focus on finding their father who is lost somewhere in the universe。
 


 

Eventually they find their dad, but not without drama。 Along the way, Meg learns to love。 She uses this new love to help them escape。
 

 


 

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听说有些小伙伴最近又书荒了,为大家奉上了十本简单易读的英文原著,这些小故事生动有趣,用词简单,非常适合入门级读者。偷偷告诉你学习英语一定要多多阅读哦!背再多单词也不如精读一篇经典文章。 


 

Charlotte’s Web 

夏洛的网 

 


 

这是一本美妙的小说,各年龄段的人都能理解。书的目标读者是以英语为母语的儿童,许多成年人仍然说这本著名的书是他们的最爱。
 


 

世界上许多学校的教学大纲里都有这本书,所以人们在聊天时也很有可能谈到这本书。几乎可以保证,大多数以英语为母语的人都至少读过一次这本书。
 


 

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。 


 

Mieko and the Fifth Treasure 

枝子和第五件宝物  


 

这本书不是那么有名,但它同样在推荐书单上。《枝子和第五件宝物》的优点是文章篇幅非常短。一本只有77页的书,读起来会非常容易。
 


 

这本书的目标读者同样是以英语为母语的年轻人,所以如果你正在学习英语,那么这种水平的读物对你来说不会很难。书中会讲到许多有趣的日本文化,它会一直吸引着你一直读下去。 


 

This is an emotional story about Mieko。 Mieko is a talented artist and calligrapher (handwriting artist)。 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 tease her which just makes her angrier。 Her grandparents eventually manage to lift her darkness through their patience and wisdom。 


 

The Outsiders 

边缘小子 

 


 

这部短篇小说非常适合英语学习者。它主题比较现代,并且有大家都经历过的典型青少年问题。
 


 

小说中的文化注释很少,这意味着你不需要太多的背景知识。句子简短,易于理解,词汇也很简单,你应该能够毫不费力地阅读这本书。
 


 

Ponyboy Curtis is one of the main characters。 He is a part of a gang of teenagers called the Greasers。 They meet up with the rival 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 dyeing (coloring) their hair。 A number of different fights break out between the two gangs。 Eventually Ponyboy wakes up in the hospital。 


 

A trial is set in the courtroom and the judge has to decide Ponyboy’s fate (future)。 Is he guilty or not guilty? 


 

The House on Mango Street 

芒果街上的小屋 

 


 

《芒果街上的小屋》的优点是,它是一个有趣的读物。它从作家的视角出发,让你切身体会到主人公(主角)的感受。
 


 

文中句子真的很简短,所以也很容易理解。其中有少部分具有挑战性的单词和一点点的描述性的语言,但你通常可以在语境中读懂它们。这本书的另一个优点是它可以让你对不同文化有深刻的了解。
 


 

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。 


 

Thirteen Reasons Why 

13个理由 

 


 

故事发生在当代,这意味着作家运用简单的语法写作。所有的句子都很简短,词汇也比较容易。
 


 

它语法有趣,段落简短,对英语学习者来说简单易读。这是一本屡次获奖的书,并上榜榜《纽约时报》最佳书单,值得一读。 


 

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 cassette tapes。 These tapes are from Hannah Baker, his previous classmate。 She had emotional problems and has committed suicide (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 gossip。 The gossip then grew and became out of control。 


 

Peter Pan 

彼得·潘 


  


 

几乎所有人都知道彼得·潘的故事,这就是为什么称它为简单读物的原因。熟悉一个故事有助于读者更好地理解文本。
 


 

这本书的目标读者是儿童,但它仍被世界各地的成年人所喜爱。
 


 

Peter invites Wendy to return to Neverland with him。 Wendy asks for her brothers Michael and John to join them。 They have a magical flight as they travel to Neverland and have many adventures along the way。
 


 

After all their adventures and fun, Wendy decides that her place is at home with their mother。 But Peter doesn’t want her to go。 Instead he tries to trick her。 He tells her that their mother doesn’t want them anymore。 However, he understands how sad their mother must be。 In the end, he decides to let them go home。 


 

The Old Man and the Sea 

老人与海 

 


 

这是一部著名的经典作品。几乎所有以英语为母语的人都会在学校的同一时期读过这本书。所以,如果你发现自己正在和别人谈论文学与书籍,这将是一个很好的选择。
 


 

这本书有一些较难的词汇,但是它篇幅很短,读完它你不会感觉太困难。
 


 

This is a story of a long fight between an old, experienced fisherman and the best fish he ever caught。 Santiago has returned to the village without any fish for 84 days。 
 


 

On the eighty-fifth day, his luck changes and so does his life。 At 12 pm, a huge fish (a marlin) takes the bait (the food used to attract fish)。 The man tries to pull the fish up, but the fish is too big and strong。 Instead, the fish begins to pull the boat。 The old man continues to fight and hold on to the line。 The fish pulls the boat around the sea for two days。
 


 

On the third day, the fish gets tired。 Santiago is able to pull the fish closer and kill it。 It’s the biggest fish he has seen in his life。 He begins to sail back to the village, but the blood of the fish attracts sharks。 The boat is attacked by a Mako shark, but Santiago is able to kill it。 He kills most of the sharks, but there is a problem。 They have eaten the meat of the fish and now only the skeleton (bones) is left。 He returns back to his home and falls asleep。 


 

The Giver 

赐予者 

 


 

《赐予者》以一种非常有趣的方式开头,从一开始就吸引了读者的注意。文章的语法简单易懂。大部分的语法都是一般过去时和现在完成时。
 


 

所有的句子都是简短的,虽然篇幅相对较长,但它真的很简单,所以你很快就会读完。
 


 

Jonas is a young boy。 He lives a very safe life with a lot of order and rules。 There are many rules and everyone follows them。 They don’t often make a decision by themselves。
 


 

But Jonas soon learns some truths about the people in the community。 He comes to understand that this kind of life is unfair。 He wants to allow people to make their own choices。 
 


 

Jonas comes up with an interesting plan to change the community。He decides he needs to move the community to another place。 In his plan, they be able to live a good and fair life。 


 


 

Number the Stars 

数星星 


  


 

这是一部很现实的小说。它以历史为基础,但不像其他的历史著作,它很容易理解。
 


 

如果你已经很了解第二次世界大战,那你可能会对这本书感兴趣。但如果你不是很了解世界大战,则不建议你阅读此书。因为你会太过专注于了解事实,而无法享受阅读。
 


 

This is a story of hope and courage。 The year is 1943 in Copenhagen, Denmark。 The area has been taken over by Hitler’s army。 There are soldiers everywhere。 The life of 10-year-old Annemarie has changed a lot。 There is little food and everyone is very scared。 There is talk about moving all of the Jewish people to another place。 This is difficult for Annemarie because her best friend, Ellen, is Jewish。
 


 

This is a different book about the war。 It shows it was not only the Jewish people who suffered during the war。 Annemarie’s family lost their eldest daughter, Lise, a few weeks before her wedding。
 


 

Annemarie will later do what her sister, Lise, did。 She will join the resistance party to fight against the Nazis。 She ends up being a heroine for a few reasons (which I will not tell you because I don’t want to ruin the story)。 


 


 

A Wrinkle In Time 

时间的皱纹 

 


 

这本书长短句结合。其中的短句子能让读者稍微放松一下,同时营造出很好的场景氛围,用简单的文字让你知道发生了什么。
 


 

书中有很多词汇要学习。如果你已经有了很多阅读英文小说的经历,这会是一本好书。准备好你的词汇笔记本,以便记录下你想学的一些很酷的词。这本书中有很多哦! 


 

Meg is 14-years-old。 Everyone sees her as a troublemaker。 They think she’s a bad student。 Everyone in her family seems to be perfect。 Her mom is a very beautiful scientist。 Her twin brothers are very athletic。 And her little 5-year-old brother, Charles Wallace Murry, is a child genius and can often read the mind of Meg。
 


 

Meg and her brother meet a friend。 Calvin O’Keefe is a high school junior student。 Meg and Calvin begin to like each other。 Charles suddenly announces that they should focus on finding their father who is lost somewhere in the universe。
 


 

Eventually they find their dad, but not without drama。 Along the way, Meg learns to love。 She uses this new love to help them escape。
 

 


 

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