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Book Review of The Book Thief

The Book Thief
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It appears that I'm in the minority about this book. I understand the importance of the story being told, and can appreciate that you don't usually hear it from the perspective of a young German girl. That being said, it just wasn't for me. I know the events happened (and it scares me that it may happen again in my lifetime, the way the world is going now) but I don't like to hear about it. I know life's not always a bed of roses, but I would have like to have seen a happy ending. It may have made up for the time that I feel like I wasted in reading this book. There were parts of the writing that I really enjoyed, the descriptions and emotions. But overall, there just wasn't enough for me to like it.

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