So here is my product of my zip. Sorry, I meant to post this yesterday but I was occupied with basketball.
I have just read a fantastic book about a young girl who has lost everything and has been given up for adoption. At the start of the book she discovers her new family and friends and throughout the book she dives into many adventures that deal with thievery, keeping a huge secret, and most of all books. Through the eyes of death itself, Markus Zusak’s incredible story, “The Book Thief”, Tells the tale of a Liesel Meminger.
Before I started reading this book; countless people told me that it was a great read so I decided to find out for myself. It amazes me how right they were. I truly have fallen in love with “The Book Thief”. I found the book quite intriguing for many reasons. One of them was how it was written. Markus Zusak uses Death as the narrator of Liesel’s Life. Death is a narrator who can easily go off track and spoil a huge part of the book. Death would quickly go from place to place and person to person. I really enjoyed this way of viewing a story; I have never read a book written this way. Another factor of my growing love for the book thief is for its characters. While reading this book, I quickly fell in love with so many different characters and their open heart. From Liesel’s curiosity, her mother’s generosity and her father’s wit; the characters really came alive in my mind. The one setback I had while reading “The Book Thief” was having to constantly reread bits and pieces of the book so I could understand it. Truth be told, because of the jumpiness of the narrator, sometimes it would become difficult to follow along with the story.
Overall “The Book Thief” is an incredible book that I will never regret reading. The many trials that young Liesel Meminger had to go through is really astounding and kept me flipping the pages so I could see what happened. I would totally recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of reading adventures, a bit of mystery and of course anyone who doesn’t mind stealing. For this book lover I would rate “The Book Thief” 8.5/10.
I have just watched this beautiful movie telling the tales of an adventurous and curious young girl. At the start of the movie she discovers her new family and friends and throughout the film she dives into many adventures that deal with thievery, keeping a huge secret, and most of all books. Through the eyes of death itself, Markus Zusak’s incredible story, “The Book Thief”, Tells the tale of a Liesel Meminger.
I have to be honest here and my honest opinion is that this movie is not that good. To start us off the movie would bounce from story plot to story plot without clearly showing the relationship between them. It was really hard to understand the connection between two different scenes. I also found the film very dark. I know that they were difficult times that probably were very dark, but in the original book that this movie was based of off, the characters still found happiness in very difficult situations. The actors that played these characters, in my opinion, were pretty good. They portrayed them quite thoroughly. There were some small details that I would have like to have seen but you can’t get everything you want. I feel like the director did a good job portraying the dark atmosphere and that was really compelling.
Overall this movie alone is a pretty good movie. If there was no relation to a book I probably would have enjoyed it more. Since it was based off a book I was very critical about it and it did not meet my standards of what the movie of “The Book Thief” should be. So if you love movies but hate reading the books they are based off of, than this is the perfect movie for you.