July 8, 2011

Ladies' GoodReads - July

Two options this month from Chantel's goodreads list--with a World War era theme (we nixed Catcher in the Rye).

1. The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak

Set in Nazi Germany, it describes a young girl's (named Liesel Meminger) relationship with her foster parents, Hans and Rosa, and the other residents of their neighborhood, and a Jewish fist-fighter who hides in her home during the escalation of World War II. Published in 2005, it has won numerous awards and has been listed on the New York Times Children's Bestseller List for over 190 weeks

or the shorter read that also has a movie made of it if you get a chance to watch it...

2. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by Johyn Boyne

A novel concerning the forbidden friendship that between two boys on opposite sides of a fence: an innocent and unaware eight-year-old German boy and a Jewish concentration camp prisoner.

1 comment:

  1. Just read this (but figured if I didn't do it now, even though late, I might not ever get to it).

    I really liked it, although I was very confused for some parts of it, since the writer takes the perspective of death and talks a lot about colors at first. Not only that, but he writes very casually and sometimes tells you what is going to happen later in the book, claiming to not care about surprises....but then he'll constantly lead you to think something is going to be bigger than is really is, subtly, and it's nothing that big (in some parts). Well, I ramble.

    It was entertaining and sad at the same time. (What book isn't that is about the Nazi era stuff!)

    I would recommend. Very interesting.