I haven’t written a book review in a long time and have run across a couple of really good ones lately.
The Book Thief
First, is “The Book Thief” – now out as a movie, this is a fabulous and inspiring book. I was a bit skeptical when I realized the book is narrated by death AND purports to being a teen book (mature teens for sure). But the book walks a marvelous line between telling a horrible story (it takes place in a town outside of Auschwitz during WWII) and painting a beautiful picture. The story is inspiring and hopeful in a time where you can’t believe that existed.
I’m eager to see the movie and see if it does an adequate job of telling this lovely haunting tale.
This book was a great find! Such an amazing history (not particularly flattering I might add) of the founding of the Colonies by the people fleeing religious persecution in England.
It avoids 5 stars because it does drag at the end and frankly it just seems crazy this poor woman goes through all she does – however, the book is so amazingly researched, I’m sure it’s true, just depressing.
Great, educational read!