Friday, July 24, 2015

The Book Thief Review!

General: This story was a gut punching and beautifully written rendition of the horror that was the Holocaust + the innocence of children combined.

Summary:
"It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . ." (Goodreads.com)
 This story shows a girl Liesel Meminger who is a young girl in the German state where she is forced to join Nazi youth and help the war effort even if this goes against the whole belief system she has created in her young orphaned life. But due to the reality of living in the Nazi state she is forced to rid her life of all things that she believes in, until her foster family helps to stow a Jew in their basement. When Liesel learns of this she begins to teach him to read in turn for friendship through the war.

Characters:

Liesel- A young foster girl in Nazi Germany, who grows up in the tough times in WWII as a part of the Nazi youth movement. She is the ideal portrayal of a child's naive and innocent view of the world, this innocence forces the reader to see the world through those eyes which as we all know is never possible once you see the world we live in now. She is a raw and innocent persistent young girl who we all can take lessens away from...

Other Minor Characters (General)-
Each and every character is real, raw and reacts as though someone would in the real world, making them even more believable to readers.

Tag Line: Real, Raw, and powerful all describe the essence of this heart felt read.

Rating: *****/*****


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