Winterspiele In a gripping dystopian novel four teenagers risk impossible odds to fight against tyranny in a world of dangerous choices and reemerging hope Escape Milena Bartolomeo Helen and Milos have left th

  • Title: Winterspiele
  • Author: Jean-Claude Mourlevat Bettina Bach
  • ISBN: 9783570304556
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a gripping dystopian novel, four teenagers risk impossible odds to fight against tyranny in a world of dangerous choices and reemerging hope.Escape Milena, Bartolomeo, Helen, and Milos have left their prison like boarding schools far behind, but their futures remain in peril Fleeing across icy mountains from a terrifying pack of dog men sent to hunt them down, theyIn a gripping dystopian novel, four teenagers risk impossible odds to fight against tyranny in a world of dangerous choices and reemerging hope.Escape Milena, Bartolomeo, Helen, and Milos have left their prison like boarding schools far behind, but their futures remain in peril Fleeing across icy mountains from a terrifying pack of dog men sent to hunt them down, they are determined to take up the fight against the despotic government that murdered their parents years before Only three will make it safely to the secret headquarters of the resistance movement The fourth is captured and forced to participate in a barbaric game for the amusement of the masses further proof of the government s horrible brutality Will the power of one voice be enough to rouse a people against a generation of cruelty Translated from the French, this suspenseful story of courage, individualism, and freedom has resonated with young readers across the globe.

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    1. Cara

      The whole premise of this book was very promising: oppressive government, four teenagers escape their boarding schools, there is a whole underground rebellion in the works, and to seal the deal we get a glimpse of the new kind of gladitor games. Sounds awesome right? Well it was interesting and kept my attention, but it fell a little flat.Milena, Helen, Milos and Bartolomeo are the protagonists of this story and each contribute their own unique perspectives. Unbeknowest to them they have been pu [...]

    2. Joe

      Every story must have a beginning, a middle and an end and this bit of tautological wisdom may be why trilogies are so popular. Following this trend, celebrated french children's author Jean-Claude Mourlevat wrote a trilogy as his debut into young adult fiction. And in an impressive show of efficiency, Mourlevat finished his trilogy in just one book.For Winter's End is three books in one! The first book is a boarding-school drama where the student dream of small freedoms. The second spins an act [...]

    3. Lauren

      It started out promising enough but Winter's End ultimately did not deliver. Winter's End is about an oppressive government called the Phalangists. The boarding schools the four leads are in are very strict and cruel. This was where the book could have gotten away with not explaining enough how the Phalangists operated. The school discourages talking and the students are formed in solidarity not to turn on each other. No one in the community interacted with them and news of the real world was ke [...]

    4. J.Elle

      This started out with SUCH promise in a girl's orphanage with strange, strict rules about everything, such as, each girl may only go see their consoler twice a year. But, within a few pages, the girls had left the orphanage and here the story lost its' way. One of the girls runs off with a boy from the nearby boys orphanage and they try to get to the bottom of whatever happened to their parents and if indeed, they were murdered by a corrupt government. The girl left behind ends up leaving with a [...]

    5. Carllee

      This book is fantastic – if you’re not too bothered by the pesky little plot and character problems like “I’ve known you for one day but you’re the love of my life!” I feel like I always come off too harsh in my reviews so I’m going to start with what I liked about the book first this time and then move on to its problems. Like most books I read I love them while I’m reading them, I get caught up in the plot and the characters and I often over look glaring plot problems. As it tu [...]

    6. Thoa KÒi

      Trận đấu mùa đông.Cầm cuốn sách trên tay, biết được tác phẩm đã đạt một vài giải thưởng, nghĩ rằng nó chắc là ổn đây. Và sau khi đọc xong thì thấy rằng nó ổn thật. Tức là đây là 1 tác phẩm ổn, nhưng không Hay. :)4 cô cậu bé của chúng ta, học trong trường nội trú. Ở đó, họ nghĩ rằng tất cả chỉ đều là những đứa trẻ mồ côi, thứ tình cảm duy nhất đối với chúng là nhữ [...]

    7. Eleni ( La Femme Readers )

      Winter's End is a refreshing, action packed, emotional roller coaster ride. I enjoyed the narration and the details helped me set up a scene in my mind. The chapter opens up by describing the harsh treatment that Milena, Bartolomeo, Helen, and Milos suffer in the boarding school. It sort of reminded me of a twisted comparison between Madeline and Another Faust. I learned to care for each character and also distinguished their personalities. The book takes a surprising turn after the teens escape [...]

    8. Kirsti

      This book was extremely hard to read, and I can tell I'm going to have a tough time reviewing it as well. At first I was a bit confused as to why there wasn't many reviews, but then I realized this book has another name, 'Winter's End', which explains it. First of all, this book is translated from French. It makes the writing stilted, broken and confusing. Most of what is probably exciting in French is lost. The characters speak without emotion, the scenes lack suspense. I tried, but I couldn't [...]

    9. Éowyn

      Aimed at a young adult audience, this had a little of the feel of the His Dark Materials trilogy. I found it an easy read, and read it in under one day. I was underwhelemed on the whole - I thought the ending was unsatisfying and anti-climactic and most of the characters 2-dimentional and under-developed. Some of it seems pointless and some of it unexplained.

    10. Anja

      I don't know what to say about this book. It was a very nice ride but I get the feeling that I didn't end up going anywhere. Very strange, this book is. Looked very promising, but didn't deliver what I was expecting.

    11. Clarence

      En toute honnêteté, j'ai bien aimé ce livre. J'aime bien cet auteur en général: les univers qu'il invente sont toujours riches et intelligents, l'écriture est belle, les histoires sont bien pensés, leur atmosphère plus qu'agréable. Le lire est un plaisir à l'état pur. Et ce bouquin ne fait pas exception.La seule chose qui m'a dérangée, cependant, ce sont les personnages: ils sont trop manichéens.Les parents des protagonistes principaux étaient beaux, courageux, héroïques (et ava [...]

    12. Sandra

      J'ai lu il y a moins d'un mois La Rivière à l'envers de Jean-Claude Mourlevat, qui m'avait beaucoup touchée par sa douceur et sa poésie et dont les éléments merveilleux et choupis n'éclipsent pas quelques sujets tristes et forts. J'ai trouvé génial, c'est donc dans cet état d'esprit que j'ai commencé Le Combat d'hiver.Trêve de suspense, je l'ai trouvé tout aussi bien, j'ai ressenti plus ou moins les mêmes sentiments, quoique les éléments merveilleux n'ont pas cours dans ce monde [...]

    13. Nancy

      "Men? More like barbarians," - Helen (pg. 302) Winter's End is about four teenagers who escape their prison-like school in order to bring justice to their parents. They flee across icy mountains, while being chased by dog men, they're determined to get out of there and find out more about their odd society. While on the run only three of them will make it safely to their destination, will they be able to save the other person, will their attempts be enough to stop this corrupt society from hurti [...]

    14. Irene

      Se trata de una distopía adolescente, pero esta vez en un futuro más realista que menos. La Falange domina el país, y los rebeldes llevan dormidos mucho tiempo. Pero la fuga de los cuatro protagonistas de un internado autoritario desencadena unos hechos para combatir a la opresión.El mundo es bastante realista, te crees que es un pais opresor. El narrador cambia según el protagonista del momento, y pese a que la historia en general me ha gustado me ha dejado un poco fría que el final sea t [...]

    15. Matthew

      For one of the random novels I picked up second-hand for just a few bucks, I was pleasantly surprised. The book was a lot shorter than I hoped, but the world was rich and the characters were memorable and very likeable. This definitely fits into the "young adult" section in terms of literary complexity and general progression of the relationships--and Mourlevat is touted as being a children's book author, with this being his first YA--but for an adult it's still a very enjoyable and moving read. [...]

    16. Geoff Battle

      Winter Song is an attempt at an fantasy epic, discarding the high fantasy setting, and using an original scenario. The thought process is not at fault, it's the style of writing employed to deliver the story which lets Winter Song down. Creativity is subdued by disengaging narrative and emotionally charged scenes fall flat. The action scenes are well described though, and although there are very few, they carry the book. The endgame is rather piecemeal too, almost rushed, which is odd since the [...]

    17. Amcam

      This was a random find from a box of donated books to my library. This is a decent book, but could have been better. Maybe, because it's translated from French (I think!) it loses some of its punch. It's a story of orphans who discover they are much more important than any regular orphan. The backstory as to how they became orphans and why felt weak to me. The ending was a little too neat as well. But, an interesting read, nonetheless. Recommended for 6th grade and up. Don't really recommend for [...]

    18. Becky

      My main problem with this book is not one that can't be faulted to anyone or anything: it simply read very clunkily, and I think this might be because it was translated. (Translating is never a smooth process). Other than that, it was relatively enjoyable. Straightforward plot with enough turmoil of the mind and heart to keep you attached. Still, a little lack luster for my taste hence the lower rating.

    19. Helena Mašátová

      la fin, c'était vraiment émuant ♥ j'adorais "la riviere a l'envers" c'est pourquoi c'est pour moi difficile d'exprimer mes émotions sur ce livre -> 4/5

    20. Lily Des Bruyères

      Petit livre sympathique, quoique assez manichéen. Il mériterait un approfondissement, je pense. Le dénouement est assez précipité. -SPOILERS-On ne sait pas qui est la Phalange, ce qu'ils font. Ils sont juste "méchants", sans autres explications. Et la résistance les renverse trop facilement je trouve. A peine une nuit pour des années d'oppressions.

    21. Rebecca (BookBacon)

      Read this review and others @ bookbacon/?p=244I have a cousin that lives in England on my Facebook friends list.Sometimes, when she talks about her daily life, I have no idea what she is actually saying. Her use of language and common slang within her hometown contrasts sharply with the slang terms that I grew up using, and so – sometimes things make no bloody sense.With that said, I feel that books that are translated from one language to another sometimes lose the ‘language’ of the regio [...]

    22. E.S.

      Winter’s End sends readers into a desolate winter landscape that would be beautiful if it weren’t for the gritty reality of what actually is going on in this world. This book is Madeline gone wrong. It’s all about being oppressed, overcoming overbearing authority figures, and finding true love and friendship. Everything in this book seems to happen so quickly, yet at times, other things seem to be moving so slowly. While I did root for Helen and Milos and Bart and Milena, it almost seemed [...]

    23. Annie

      First Look: 4/5 I honestly thought this would be a remake of The Hunger Games. The premise was so similar.Setting: 2/5 It was actually kind ofbla. The whole creepy wow-this-could-be-us-in-a-century dystopia thing just wasn't there. I could barely figure out what even made it a dystopia at all. Every single place was drab and none of it stood out.Characters: 1/5 They weren't likable at all. I was never cheering them on. There wasn't anything special about them to even try to make me like them. Th [...]

    24. Nhi Nguyễn

      I know that this book doesn't receive much of readers' affection because some readers cannot stand its unrealistic dialogues and details. I noticed these kinds of things, but in my opinions, this book is still a decent book in its own way, and I'll tell you why.First, I freaking love dystopian/post-apocalyptic fiction, and I always try to read as many books in this genre as I can. This book may not be the kind of dystopian novels I've read and freaking enjoyed, like "The Hunger Games" or "Diverg [...]

    25. Erin Wynn

      I can't explain this book.It was a dystopia, that read like a fantasy. Although set in a (possibly future) dystopian society, it reminded me of historical novels I've read. Realistic, yet completely 'out there'. From the first few pages, I was hooked. Completely immersed in this world I knew so little about. After about a hundred pages, I'd made a fanmix for this book. Helen, Bartolomeo, Milena and Milos are the children of rebels. Rebels that fought against an oppressive regime (the Phalange) a [...]

    26. Donna

      I checked this book out because it's a dystopia story and the description I read sounded really interesting. It started out well, with orphans at an orwellian boarding school who learn that their parents were murdered by the authoritarian government. It gets really exciting when a few of them escape and have to struggle to survive in the mountains in winter. However, the writing was uneven. Some sections were riveting while other sections just fell flat. The book was written in French and transl [...]

    27. Kelly Springford

      Jean- Claude Mourlevat uses "Winter's End" to emphasize that friendship is important on anyone's journey. Friendship is what keeps people sane, what keeps people together. He also shows that no matter who you are, what the odds are, to never give up, because as long as you set you rmind to something, you will prevail. Mourlevat uses the four unlikely heros to show that anything is possible and that anyone can be a hero in their own way. In the beginning of the novel, the four main characters sta [...]

    28. Jonathan Terrington

      Well I have a version of this novel here beside me that's entitled: Winter's Song. Same book different name. How odd. Ah well the contents of the book haven't changed (hopefully) only the external elements of name and cover. My impression of Winter's End? Its a book that like the image on my version ends up covered over by a layer of snow and forgotten until summer. Metaphorical snow that is. But that is not to suggest I didn't like Winter's Song. I just didn't find that it particularly grabbed [...]

    29. David Barajas

      I thought "Winter's End" was anokay book. When I read the preview I thought it was going to be an amazing book, but ended up disappointed in the beginning of the book. After a while it did get more interesting, finally getting what was going on in the story. The story was really weird at times, like when the dog-men were introduced in the plot. I believed that the story's expository wasn't placed in a good location in the story. The book just started out with the story, and then explained everyt [...]

    30. Elizabeth

      I was going to make a video about this because I really liked this book. A lot. But after spending 4+ hours on the Linger Read-Along video last night, I’m not feeling like making a video for this. So, here we go.This past week, I read the English translation of Winter’s End. It was originally written in French, so some of the wording is a little odd. That’s not to say it’s hard to understand. It’s absolutely brilliant.Winter’s End is about this group of kids (Bartolomeo, Milena, Milo [...]

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