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The Beach

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[Penguin Readers Level 6]

Contemporary / British English 'Close your eyes ... imagine idyllic white sands and coral gardens.' Richard arrives in Thailand. He hears about 'the beach', a secret island. It is paradise on earth. He goes there, but paradise soon turns into hell...
Paperback, 103 pages
Published May 29th 2008 by Pearson Education Limited
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César Lasso
Apr 10, 2016 rated it liked it
My three stars go for the graded reader as a resource to practice foreign language reading at an advanced level. I do not have a particular interest in the original novel. I just read it in order to be prepared to recommend it to students of English. Considering the level is Advanced, I think it is an easy read.

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Alex Garland (born 1970) is a British novelist and screenwriter.

Garland is the son of political cartoonist Nick (Nicholas) Garland. He attended the independent University College School, in Hampstead, London, and the University of Manchester, where he studied art history.

His first novel, The Beach, was published in 1996 and drew on his experiences as a backpacker. The novel quickly became a cult c
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