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新年新气象!勤奋的你正在制定今年的英文书单?让小编来助你一臂之力!今天小编为大家奉上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。如果你还没看过,不如从这些书开始读起吧。

1. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

《夏洛特的网》 E.B.怀特著

[推荐理由]

This is part of the national curriculum 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.

世界上许多学校的国家课程安排里都有这本书,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遍这本书。

[内容简介]

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.

有一只小猪名叫威尔伯,由于它是刚出生的小猪里个头最小的一只,别人又觉得它派不上什么用场,也卖不了几个钱,所以差点被主人宰了。一只名叫夏洛的蜘蛛知道农夫们要杀掉威尔伯,她承诺要制定个计划来救威尔伯。第二天,当农夫们看见夏洛用网织出的文字"王牌猪"时,他们感到非常惊讶。夏洛消失后,威尔伯很伤心。但最后,夏洛的孩子们成了威尔伯的好伙伴。他们继续保护着彼此,故事的结局很美好。

2. Mieko and the Fifth Treasure by Eleanor Coerr

《枝子和第五件宝物》 埃莉诺·科尔著

[推荐理由]

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 learning 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.

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》的优点是篇幅很短。全书只有77页,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,所以如果你正在学英语,那么这种水平的读物对你来说不会很难。这本书会吸引你一直读下去,你会从中学到很多有关日本的奇闻轶事和日本文化。

[内容简介]

This is an emotional story about Mieko. Mieko is a talented artist and calligrapher. 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.

这是一个关于枝子的动人故事。枝子是一位才华横溢的画家和书法家。在战争的轰炸中,她的手受了重伤。这个受到惊吓的小女孩被送到更安全的乡下,跟爷爷奶奶一起生活。枝子很担心,她怕丢了第五件宝物——"她心中的美"。这件宝物是她幸福和创作美丽绘画的关键。枝子开始在新学校上学。她的新同学并不友好。他们经常嘲笑她,欺负她,这使她更加生气。最终,爷爷奶奶用耐心和智慧驱除了她心中的阴暗。

3. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

《边缘小子》 S·E·辛顿著

[推荐理由]

This short novel is perfect for English learners. It has modern themes and typical teenage issues that people around the world have experienced. 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.

这部短篇小说非常适合英语学习者。小说的主题比较现代,并且探讨了全世界人民都经历过的典型青少年问题。小说中的文化注释很少,也就是说你不需要太多的背景知识。句子简短易懂,词汇也很简单,你应该能毫不费力地阅读这本书。

[内容简介]

Ponyboy Curtis is one of the main characters in the novel. 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 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. Is he guilty or not guilty?

波尼博伊·柯蒂斯是小说的主要人物之一。他是被称为"油脂仔"的青少年帮派的一份子。"油脂仔"遇见了敌对团伙,双方开始打架。敌人中有个人被打死了。波尼博伊真的很害怕。他们躲在教堂里,试图通过染发来掩饰他们的容貌。两个帮派之间打了很多次架。最终波尼博伊在医院醒来。法庭上进行着审判,法官须决定波尼博伊的命运。他有罪还是无罪?

4. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

《芒果街上的小屋》 桑德拉·希斯内罗丝著

[推荐理由]

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 protagonist (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 context. Another great thing about this book is that it gives you a deep understanding of a different culture.

《芒果街上的小屋》的优点是,它是本有趣的读物。这本书从作家的视角出发,让你切身体会到主人公的感受。书中句子相当简短,因此也易于理解。其中有少量颇具挑战性的词汇和一点描述性的语言,但你通常可以在语境中读懂它们。这本书的另一大优点是它可以让你深刻地了解一种不同的文化。

[内容简介]

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.

这本书描绘了墨西哥女孩埃斯佩朗莎的一生。埃斯佩朗莎搬到了芒果街上的新家。他们的新房子又旧又小。在新家,埃斯佩朗莎感觉自己没有时间独处。她向自己保证有一天会离开这,拥有自己的房子。小说中,小女孩长大了很多。故事描述着她的生活,交友、身体变化、开始对一个男生有好感。小说也描绘了社区中的其他女人,埃斯佩朗莎希望自己永远不要像她们一样。通过目睹那些上了岁数的女人以及她们是如何被困住的,她知道自己想要离开。

5. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

《13个理由》 杰·艾雪著

[推荐理由]

This story takes place in the present, which means the writer writes using simple grammar. All sentences are short and the vocabulary is relatively 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.

故事发生在当代,这意味着作家是用简单的语法来写作的。所有的句子都很短小,词汇也相对容易。它语法有趣,段落短小,对把英语作为第二语言的学习者来说简单易读。这是一部获奖的读物,且在《纽约时报》最佳书单也榜上有名,值得一读。

[内容简介]

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.

主角是克莱·杰生,一名沉默寡言的高中生。他从学校回到家,在前门发现了一个包裹。克莱不知道包裹是谁寄的,打开后发现了7盒磁带。这些磁带是他以前的同学汉娜·贝克寄来的,汉娜有情感问题,已经自杀了。磁带还附有指示。纸上写道,应把磁带由一个学生传给另一个学生,共12人。汉娜向这些人解释说,他们都是她死亡的推手——她给了他们13个理由。我们听到了她的痛苦。她谈到她的初吻,对她撒谎的人,偷她东西的人。一切都始于流言蜚语。之后,流言越传越凶,逐渐失控。

6. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

《彼得·潘》 J·M·巴利著

[推荐理由]

Almost everyone knows the story of "Peter Pan" which is why this is an easy read. Being familiar with a story already helps the reader to understand the text better. This book is aimed at children, but it continues to be enjoyed by adults around the world too.

几乎所有人都知道彼得·潘的故事,这就是它是一本简单读物的原因。熟悉一个故事本就有助于读者更好地理解文本。这本书的目标读者是儿童,但它也为世界各地的成年人所喜爱。

[内容简介]

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.

彼得邀请温蒂和他一起回到梦幻岛。温迪要求让她的弟弟米迦勒和约翰加入他们。他们在前往梦幻岛的途中进行了一次神奇的飞行,沿途历经了很多次冒险。在经历了所有这些冒险和游戏后,温蒂决定她要在家里与母亲一起生活。但彼得不想让她回去,反而试图欺骗她。他告诉温蒂,他们的母亲不想要他们了。然而,彼得了解到他们的母亲会多悲伤,最后,他还是决定让她们回家。

7. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway

《老人与海》 欧内斯特·海明威著

[推荐理由]

This is a famous classic. Almost all native English speakers will have read this book at some point in school. So, if you ever find yourself in a conversation about literature and books, this is a good one to talk about. It has a little bit of difficult vocabulary, however, it is short and you won't have too much trouble being able to finish it.

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某一时期读过这本书。所以,如果你发现自己正在和别人谈论文学与书籍,这本书将是一个很好的话题。这本书有一些较难的词汇,但是它篇幅很短,读完它并不会感觉太困难。

[内容简介]

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 takes the bait. 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.

这是一个关于一位经验丰富的老渔民和他抓到过的最好的鱼之间的漫长博弈的故事。圣地亚哥已经84天没打到一条鱼空着手回村了。第85天,他转运了,其生活也随之发生了改变。半夜12点,一条巨大的鱼(马林鱼)吞饵(用来吸引鱼的食物)上钩了。圣地亚哥试图把鱼拉上来,但那条鱼太大太壮了,反而开始拉起了船。老人继续战斗,紧紧地抓着鱼线。鱼拉着船在海里游了整整两天。

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 is left. He returns back to his home and falls asleep.

第三天,鱼累了。圣地亚哥把鱼拉近,杀死了它。这是他一生中见过的最大一条鱼。他开始驾船返回村子,但鱼的血引来了鲨鱼。船被灰鲭鲨攻击,但是圣地亚哥成功杀了它。他杀死了大多数的鲨鱼,但有一个问题。他们吃掉了鱼肉,如今只剩下了鱼骨架。他回到自己家睡着了。

8. The Giver by Lois Lowry

《赐予者》 洛伊丝·劳里著

[推荐理由]

"The Giver" begins in a very interesting way and catches the attention of readers from the beginning. It has easy-to-understand grammar. Most of the grammar is just past simple and past perfect. All of the sentences are short. This is a longer book. It's really easy though, so you'll finish it quickly.

《赐予者》以一种非常有趣的方式开篇,从一开始就吸引了读者的注意。文章的语法简单易懂。大部分的语法都只是一般过去时和过去完成时。所有的句子都很简短,虽然篇幅相对较长,但它真的简单易读,所以你很快就能读完。

[内容简介]

Jonas is a young boy. He lives a very safe life with a lot of orders 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 are able to live a good and fair life.

乔纳斯是个小男孩。他的生活充斥着秩序与规则,相当中规中矩。生活中有许多规则,每个人都会遵守。他们不经常自己做决定。但乔纳斯很快就得知关于社区里人们的一些真相。他开始明白这种生活是不公平的。他想让人们做出自己的选择。乔纳斯提出了一个有趣的计划来改变社区。他决定要把社区搬到另一个地方去。根据他的计划,他们将可以过上美好、公平的生活。

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9. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

《数星星》 露易丝·劳瑞著

[推荐理由]

This is a realistic novel. It's based on history. Unlike other historical literature, it's easy to understand. If you already know a lot of information about World War II, this might be an interesting book for you. It's not recommended if you don't know too much about the World Wars. In this case, you will be focusing on trying to understand the facts too much so you will not enjoy the book as much.

这是一部现实主义的小说。该小说以历史为基础,但不像其他的历史著作,它很容易理解。如果你已经了解很多有关第二次世界大战的知识,那么这本书对你来说可能会很有趣。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,而无法享受阅读本身。

[内容简介]

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.

这是一个关于希望与勇气的故事。故事发生在1943年的丹麦哥本哈根。该地区当时被希特勒军队占领,到处都是士兵。安妮玛丽10岁,她的生活改变了许多。当时食物稀缺,每个人都很害怕。有传言说所有的犹太人都会被转移到另一个地方去。安妮玛丽很难接受,因为她最好的朋友爱伦是个犹太人。

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).

这是一本从不同角度讲述战争的书。它展现出在战争中经受折磨的不仅是犹太人民。安妮玛丽家失去了大女儿莉萨,而她本要在几周后结婚。安妮玛丽之后将要继承姐姐莉萨所做的事。她加入了抗争纳粹的抵抗党派,并最终成了一名女英雄,至于原因,我可不会剧透给你,因为我不想毁了这个故事。

10. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'engle

《时间的皱纹》玛德琳·英格著

[推荐理由]

This book has a mix of shorter and longer sentences. The short sentences allow the readers to relax a little bit more. They also create the scene well and let you know what is happening through simple words. There is a lot of vocabulary to learn. It is a good book if you've already got experience reading novels in English. Make sure you have your vocabulary notebook with you, just in case there are any cool words that you'd like to learn. This book has MANY!

这本书里,长短句都有。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,通过简单的文字让你知道发生了些什么。书中有很多词汇要学习。如果你已有很多阅读英文小说的经验,这会是一本好书。准备好你的词汇笔记本,以便记下你想学的一些好词,这本书中可有很多哦!

[内容简介]

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.

麦吉14岁。每个人都把她当做捣蛋鬼、坏学生。她家里的每个人似乎都很完美。她妈妈是位美貌的科学家。双胞胎哥哥是运动健将。她五岁的弟弟查尔斯·华勒斯·莫里是个天才儿童,总是知道麦吉在想什么。

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.

麦吉和她哥哥见了个朋友——高三学生加尔文·奥基夫。麦吉和加尔文喜欢上了对方。查尔斯突然宣布,他们应该专注于寻找他们迷失在宇宙某处的父亲。最终他们找到了他们的父亲,且整个过程充满了戏剧性。一路上,麦吉学会了爱。她用这种新学会的爱人方式来帮助他们逃脱困境。

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