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Reader of the Month: Gabriel Lua, 8F

Gabriel LuaGabriel Carl Ezekiel C. Lua of 8F is this October’s Reader of the Month. Gabriel shares, “my favorite book in the HS LRC is the Inheritance Cycle Series by Christopher Paolini.  Out of the 4 books my favorite is INHERITANCE, the final book because of the suspense,  thrilling events and revelations.

 The type of stories that Gabriel mostly enjoys are those in the line of  adventure, manga and fiction. For him, HSLRC is able to provide these genres to him and more.  HS LRC has a  vast collection of books that different kinds of readers will definitely enjoy.  He added, “the librarians and staff are very kind and friendly. They are always ready to help a student find a book”.

For him, reading is a good way to relax, improves his vocabulary, keeps him busy and keeps his imagination going.  Reading books have helped him through the years. It helped him tolerate the long moments while waiting for his fetcher.  It has also helped him strengthen his relationship with his sister as they have the same interest.  He quips, “me and my sister are certified bookworms, once we start a book, we don’t back out.  But maybe I think I got influenced by my sister’s speed in reading.

Gabriel challenges those who don’t read to try reading for themselves.  “If you’re a slow reader, find someone to read with you. Both of you will be challenged to read faster than the other but will still understand the story. If ever you don’t understand something in the story, you could always ask the person who reads with you about it, maybe he/she would be able to explain it. Lastly, if you’re bored and has no one to play with, read a book, it will keep you busy and before you know it, you’ll be absorbed in the story.


About the Book: The Inheritance Cycle

The Inheritance Cycle is a four book young adult series novel written by American author Christopher Paolini.  The novels focus on the adventures of a teenage boy named Eragon and his dragon Saphira against the evil king Galbatorix.  Originally, it was a three part series, thus the nam “Inheritance Trilogy, but while writing the third book Paolini announced on October 30, 2007 that the story was too complex to just fit in three books.

Eragon is the first book in the series released in 2002, followed by Eldest in 2005.  Brisingr was published in 2008 and the fourth title, Inheritance was released in 2011.

Our Reader of the Month, Gabriel Lua chose Inheritance over the three other books because of its content.  Here’s a summary of the book from GoodReads.com.

Inheritance :  the vault of souls HS Fiction Call No. P19i

Not so very long ago, Eragon—Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider—was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.

Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances. The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?This is the much-anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle.


Inheritance Cycle. (October 11, 2013). Wikipedia. Retrieved October 9, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inheritance_Cycle
Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle #4).GoodReads.Com. Retrieved October 9, 2013, from http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7664041-inheritance

Reader of the Month: Gabriel Lua, 8F
by Mrs. Mary Ann P. Flores

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