Congratulations, you have already chosen well by
wanting to learn more.
Scan the questions below to refine your goals and
1. Do you skim many books, trying to pick up new English words?
2. Have you got a strong vocabulary, but idioms still puzzle you?
3. Are mystery clues harder to grasp in English than your first language?
4. Do story characters (or even new friends) trick or tease you with strange
5. Have you made friends with English speakers?
6. Do maps of foreign places make you long for your homeland?
7. Did the 1960s affect your native country as much as it did America?
The Picaresque of Ímagine Purple can help you enjoy your quest for comprehension and competency in a second language.
Buy the Book (Underage
Readers Alert Parents)
• Read for your own reasons
• Read in your own style
• Read at your own pace
• Enjoy the maps and character studies
But, an English teacher like Ima might advise the following:
• Read the “Get Smarter” stone on the
home page to see what fits your need
• Focus on the Clichés/Idioms/Phrasess because the stories use
a lot of them
• Learn their meanings in the Appendices
• Stretch your vocabulary: one italicized word (in print); bold