Reviews by EvelynH
Confusing to listen to
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Although the performance of this book isn't bad, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out if the author is talking or if she is recounting information from her mother's diaries. I would recommend reading this one rather than listening to it.
Clever pictures
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This story has some fine details in the artwork. Be sure to point these out if you have younger children, because they add a great deal to the text.
Not quite up to The Book Thief
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but if you are looking for a book of the caliber of Zusak's most recent book, *The Book Thief,* you may be disappointed. However, it is well worth a read even if it doesn't match the glory of that book. The premise is interesting and well developed, the characters are suitably flawed but endearing, and the situations the main character ends up in are realistic even in a fantastical book. There was a love story that I found a bit predictable and dull, but other than that, I enjoyed this book.
Does not stand the test of time
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A funny look back at the 90s, but if you've become accustomed to Planet Earth, this DVD will disappoint you.
Incredible
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This is by far the best documentary related to WWII that I have ever watched. The story is absolutely riveting, disturbing and tragic. The documentary portrays Ms. Junge as a sympathetic figure who aided in unspeakable evil and has been haunted by having done so. The result is astounding. Note that this movie is in German, so if that is not your first language, you'll want to be sure to turn on the subtitles!