Blegh. I was about to write a really long and sad post about The Holocaust.
We all know how horrific it was.
No need to go there.
This book was beautiful and made me bawl. Multiple times.
What interested me the most was that the narrator was Death and the protagonist was a German girl in the Hitler Youth program. Wha?!? Exactly. It will surprise you. And even if it doesn’t surprise you, it will move you.
Next month’s book club book is 1984, by George Orwell. Feel free to read it with me! Maybe it could generate some discussion. I will be writing about it near the end of October. Be prepared.
Have you read The Book Thief? What were your thoughts? Do you think Holocaust stories have been played out?
What’s next on your reading list?