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‘The Book Thief’: a film review

Yesterday I went to see a film called, ‘The Book Thief’. If you haven’t seen it, you won’t find it a waste of time.

I don’t usually like war films and was hesitant to go. A friend convinced me, as she’d seen it, and wanted to see it for a second time.

Geoffrey Rush was amazing. The step- mother’s part played by Emily Watson was convincing. The setting was dull in colour but charmingly authentic of war torn Germany.

Sophie Nelisse as Liesel, the heroine was magnificent. I don’t know how she could appear as a young girl and a teenager; it quite intrigued me how her legs lengthened!

For writers, this film shows the development of a small girl unable to read. Learning to read and her passion for reading gave her the power to over come adversity. Based on a true story, there are sad moments, but over all a feel good movie.

Have any of you read the book or seen the movie? What did you think?