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Book Review of The Book Thief

The Book Thief
reviewed YA? I don't think so. on + 82 more book reviews

Ugh! In the mood to read something from Death's perspective? I think the writer believes he is in some way humorous, but his humor is crass to say the least. I like a book where I can relate to the main characters...there seems to be no way to relate with these characters...I find their development to be superficial. And they just don't seem interesting, except perhaps the "papa"...though not interesting enough to actually want to read more. This is dull, dull, dull. It flows along...so the writing doesn't suck...but it's boring...seems to have no purpose...and since it's not very enjoyable, well, what's the point?! IMO, if you are going to write about WW2...then the story should definitely have meaning...should grab you and shake you and maybe even teach you something. I could be wrong, but I've wasted too much time on this, so I'm not going to finish just to see if the author actually EVER makes a point or the story actually EVER gets interesting (you'd think 150+ pages would be enough).
And I certainly wouldn't recommend it to any teen.

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