Responding to the beach by Alex Garland

At home i have laty read a novel called the beach by Alex Garland. This book is about a young adult flying to bangkok to spend some of his holiday. He then finds a map and shows it to friends he has met. They then try to find the island on the map witch was shut down for truism. When they finally arrive at the island they needed to get past heavy armord guards waterfalls and more. finally they found a village with international people who have shut there self down from the outside world.Now the really challenge has actually started. They needed to make there own food,watter all those things that you need for survival.One of the main theme that come up in the book alot is : Trust is the key for survival

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You can find this theme coming up alot of time in the book one of the symbols that is representing this theme is the treasure map. If he wouldn’t of trusted the map that it actually leads him to a village, he would of died on the island. A nother symbol of this theme is all his friends. They all needed to trust each other that they won’t do some thing wrong. At the end of the book a person in the village catches a octopus but dosen’t cut it correct then almost the entire camp got sick they almost killed each other with stabbing.

If you don’t trust your friends then you won’t be able to survive long on the isalnd they where on. On the same island there where drug dealers who hade marijuana plants they hade heavily equipped army people so if they wouldn’t of trusted each other they would of never survived.

I personally think that this book is amazing in the way the author alex garland has written this.It was really emotional and grabbing when you stared ready you didn’t want to stop because it was so hooking. I didn’t acutely know that there was a movie of this book but i think you should read the book first and then see the movie.  One of the best parts of the book i thought was when they where stabbing each other and then realised that it was wrong what they where doing. You all should go and read this book.


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4 Thoughts.

  1. I think you have a really interesting theme and it is well supported. Some parts the spelling were incorrect so what you were trying to say was hard to understand however, I can feel what you are trying to say. I think you had a great conclusion and overall it was fun to read.

  2. I think your blog post is detailed and well written. I thought it was interesting that there is a movie about this book. I’ve never read the author, Alex Garland’s book but now I would like to because it seems very interesting. I like how you said, “I think you should read the book first and then see the movie”. I wonder why you think so.

  3. I think you explained the theme very well and gave good evidence. However, the grammar wasn’t the greatest and made it a little hard to understand.

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