Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Book Thief

This book was written by Markus Zusak and puts a different perspective on World War II. First the story is told by "death" and then it follows a German, non Jewish  girl and her adopted family. You see the side that isn't normally told. How did the people of Germany who were not Jewish feel, what trial, fears did they have. The book become a little slow in the middle but, the end is well written and you will need some tissues handy. The book was on the New York Times Best Seller list for 230 weeks.
The movie is well done and stars Geoffrey Rush. I found it to be close to the book and one I would watch again. 
Both the movie and the book are thought provoking and I feel would be suitable for a young teen. 
I always recommend for a parent to read a book/watch a movie before their children do. 
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