Book Reviews

The book thief – the story of the second world war from the eyes of a German girl

Duden Dictionary Meaning #1

Zufriedenheit – happiness: coming from happy – enjoying pleasure and contentment. Related words: joy, gladness, fortunate, prosperous.

I am slowly falling in love with this book. I have it in paperback format but I could never bring myself to open it. I have seen the movie a few years back and I thought, when I start reading this, I need to make it count. It’s a book about war, oppression, hurt and anger and a girl of thirteen stuck in the middle of it. It’s about guilt and death and Jews being killed and people dying.

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I hardened myself with resolve and got the audiobook for it to listen in the car on the way to work and back. And my surprise came when I fell in love with the character, when I saw that Death was the one telling the story and when love and friendship took a greater part of the book than the sour notes. I cried so many times (and it’s kinda dangerous when you are going 50 down the back lanes of England) and I don’t want this book to end. Even now I can feel it pulling me in.

 

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