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REVIEW: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

REVIEW: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars, Genre: Fiction, Pages: 552, Level: Easy Book Description: It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing … Continue reading

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars, Genre: Historical Fiction, Pages: 336, Reading Level: Easy Book Description: “Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that tell of her father, Jacob, and his twelve sons. … Continue reading

REVIEW: The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars, Genre: Historical Fiction/ Mystery, Pages: 448, Level: Easy Book Description from Barnes & Noble: “Magdalena, the clever and headstrong daughter of Bavarian hangman Jakob Kuisl, lives with her father outside the village walls and is destined to be married off to another hangman’s son- except that the town physician’s … Continue reading

REVIEW: The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars, Genre: Fiction/ Christian Fiction/ Historical Fiction, Pages: 579, Level: Intermediate Book Description from Barnes & Noble: This is the classic work that tells the true story surrounding the miraculous visions of St. Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France in 1858. Werfel, a highly respected anti-Nazi writer from Vienna, became a … Continue reading