Liesel Meminger is a Book Thief, living with a foster family in Germany during World War Two. Torn from everything she's known, her foster father shows her the power of words as the two of them share late night reading sessions of The Grave Digger's Handbook. Her love of books ties her to others, including the mayor's wife and Max, the Jew the family hides in the basement.
My own words escape me as I try to recount the beauty of this book in a short review. Rarely have I read a book as moving, as profound, as this one. Narrated by Death, this story is one that crawls under your skin and reverberates your soul with its images of Nazi Germany, friendship, and loss. The images stirred through Death's telling are so vivid, so wonderful, so tragic. Zusak has a masterful command of language and I was astounded by the way his words brought Liesel and her world to life.
For my Blind Date with a Book, I read Solving Crimes with Trace Evidence by Gary Jeffrey. The book contained graphic illustrations showing how crime investigators used fingerprints. It was very interesting and informative. It taught me how crime investigations worked and how one minor detail can solve an important case. I recommend reading this book to increase a variety of knowledge.
The book I read was Turtle in Paradise. This book was known for its great detail in the story. The plot of the book was that a young girl named Turtle dreamed of a Hollywood ending with her Mama and her mothers boyfriend Archie. Instead, she has to stay with her Aunt Minnie and cousins in Florida because her mom got a job as a housekeeper where the lady doesn't like kids! Turtle and her cousins look for missing treasure on the island! Read the rest of this book to find out what happens to Turtle's dream ending!
Thank you for your review. You tell your readers just enough to get them hooked, without giving anything away! Please stop by the library if you'd like to pick up another book.
Hi, Samantha. Thanks for participating in the Blind Date program. I really want to know what happened to Turtle. That's what a good review does. It makes a reader want to hear more about the story. Good Job!
My book was "A Tale From Alcatraz: Al Capone Does My Homework". It was about a boy who lives on the island of Alcatraz named Moose's investigation to find out who set his house on fire just after his father got promoted to assistant warden. He pokes around with his friends and autistic sister Natalie. His sister was awake during the fire, so she is his major lead. Will they find the real culprit? Read the book to find out!
This book was, overall, a great story with some funny bits, but also some suspenseful parts. I liked it because in some parts it was very descriptive and helped me visualize the certain place. It was also heartwarming in other parts, and made you appreciate that anyone can help, no matter what their disability.
To sum it all up, I really liked this story and I recommend it to anyone looking for a great book!!
Thanks for participating in the Blind Date program. I have really enjoyed your review. I agree that literature that champions those with a disability help others to understand, sympathize and realize the value of all people. Good work!
Excuse me. I see a grammar error. I should have said that literature helps not help. Woops!
Whoops, I said Woops. This is just not my day!
I read, "Confessions the Private School Murders". I liked the novel very much. It kept me in suspense throughout the story, and had many exciting twists to it. The plot is about a teenage girl named Tandy living with her two brothers, Harry and Matthew. After reading the first novel, the reader would discover her parents were murdered, like her sister Katherine. To make things more suspenseful in this novel, Matthew, is charged for killing his girlfriend, Tamara, while she was pregnant with their son. But, there is a twist. Read the story to find out! I recommend this novel to anyone who likes a good mystery book!
Hi, Shayna, Thanks for participating in the Blind Book program and for keeping us in suspense about the twist. You give just enough info but not too much, the mark of a good review.
Hi, Shayna, Thanks for your great review. You tell just enough info but don't reveal the twist. That's the mark of a good review!
Thanks for participating in the Blind Date program. Your review is great because you don't reveal the twist. That's the mark of a good review!
My book was The Eye of Minds by James Dashner, the writer of The Maze Runner. It is about three normal kids, Sarah, Bryson, and Michael, who play on the VirtNet, a gaming console also referred to as the Coffin by hardcore gamers. The VirtNet Security recruit the three to stop Kaine, an evil Tangent who is using the Mortality Doctrine to kill gamers. What happens to the group, you'll have too find out!
Overall, this was a phenomenal book. It was an overall thriller and I wanted to know what would happen in the next part. I would encourage reading this book, as it was very intriguing from page to page.
Thanks for participating in the Blind Date program. I also read a book about a virtual world, called Ready Player One. It's fun to read about futuristic societies. Your review is well done!
My book was called Stalemate. The book was a series of lame chases and stereotyped statements. The whole book was a group of rehashed situations and cliched ideas. Very boring, terribly written...
So sorry to hear your book was a bust. Next time, please go with a Young Adult or Fiction title, instead of Adult Fiction, like Stalemate. Often when young people read Adult Fiction, they have similar reviews to your own - thumbs down.
Better luck next time!
Sorry, Luke, but thanks for participating. I'd still like to know a little about the book, though. It's not enough just to say you didn't like it. I like the fact that you at least told why you didn't like it, but I'd still like a bit of summary.
I read Z-Rex by Steve Cole. It is about a 13 year old boy, Adam who was left home alone when his computer programmer father went away for business. Adam did not knows his father was captured by a rival company that forced him to recreate a Dinosaur with great intelligence named Zed. Zed, Z Rex took Adam on an adventure from America to Scotland. Read this book to see how Z-Rex and Adam save his father.I recommend this book to people who like adventures.
Thanks for participating in the Blind Date program. What excuse did the dad give for leaving his son alone? How big was the dinosaur? Good reviews leave some questions, but others help the reader to understand why the book is a good one. I'd like a little more info, but good start.
I read the book Chiggers and I liked it I thought it was good and portrayed people our age well. I recommend it to everybody who is interested in camp stories.
Thanks for participating in the Blind Date program. I would have liked more of a summary though. It's good to keep up the suspense but not so much so that the reader of the review doesn't know what the book is about except the one word, camp.
My book was "The Lost Conspiracy." I'm not finished because its about 600 pages, but I will tell you what I know from the first 400.
This book is about an island called Gullstruck. There are people on this island called the "Lost." They are people whose minds can leave their body and float around, watch, learn, anything a normal person can do. Of course, since one's thoughts are not a physical thing so they are not seen.
One day, all of the Lost are murdered. All but one. And she lived in the village of the biggest scapegoat on all the island. The Lace. But before the death of all the Lost, the entire Lost Council found something so dangerous they feared their own lives. Now Arilou, this one Lost, must overcome her problems and solve this murder with her sister Hathin.
Read the book and find out who did it! And I didn't give anything away... So you don't need to run around yelling "YOU SPOILED THE BOOK," because no, I didn't.
No, you didn't David. Thanks for participating in the Blind Date program. Next time, though, try to make your comments grammatically correct so they are understandable. Some of what you've written is a bit unclear.
I really enjoyed No talking. I'm not going to spoil it but it was great. I wasn't too sure that I would like it. I don't usually read books like No talking. I couldn't believe that no one could say more than three words. It was really enjoyable!
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