The second book of the May Reading Challenge; an historical non-fiction.
First I thought about the story of Anne Frank, a Dutch girl who lived in the Second World War. But, there are so many reviews about that book, so I decided to choose another book. When I was at the library to pick a book for this challenge, I saw The Bookthief. I have read (almost) all glomming reviews about this book, and had so many good expectations. So I decided to choose The Bookthief for the second challenge.
The Bookthief, a book written by Marc Zusak. This book is set during the Worls War Two. The story is focusing on Liessel, a foster, civilian German girl. A person named ‘Death’, give some adds on the story, so that you can read how the persons feeling or thinking.
Okay, to be honest, I did not finished this book. I just read about 100 pages in this book. And this story isn’t a true story, is based on a true story. But since there were so many positive reviews, zusak’s book is almost a hype. Despite the good reviews I can’t understand why it’s such cases a hype. The storyline of Zusak’s novel is very clearly, it’s just chronological. But the writing style is very difficult, I think. Especially the narrator adds by a person named Death. These adds mostly works by many books, but by some just totally not. The adds are for me just a big distraction.
So I am just one of those people that couldn’t see the hype of all this about The Bookthief. Zusak’s book is such a disappointment! I don’t recommend this book to everyone who wants to read an extraordinary book about The Second World War.
My name is Julia and I am a freshman journalism student at the University of Utrecht. On this blog, you can read about everything in my life, mainly about my reading and studying adventures. Have fun!
The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”