I have read numerous books on the holocaust but this was the first one that I read that told some of the story from the view of the "other" side, as such. It was interesting but hard to listen to at times because of the brutality. Even though I have heard it many times it is still hard to hear again. I didn't really care much for the story within the story but it made more since at the end. It is certainly worth the read and although it was over 18hrs long I wanted to know even more about Minka life.
The character of Minka was well developed and interesting, it was hard not to like her. She was the Mensch that her Mother always told her to be.
I would have to say that when she got the job inside I was so happy for her because I knew that life would be a little easier for her.
I kind of suspected that the ending, without giving it away, was going to happen. I guess I was more upset that she said what she did to him than what she actually ended up doing. I enjoyed the book enough that I will probably listen to it again someday.
As an atheist, I often wondered if the man Jesus actually existed. I feel that the book had some reliable proof of his existance, but it was presented in a long drawn out and sometimes redundant way.
Was an interesting story but I found my attention wanderting at times. I didn't see any where that it said for the young adult reader, but it was definitely written for a younger crowd. I have read nurmerous books about this subject which were much more in dept and informative, so this one was dissapointing.
Never read the printed version but the audio was done very well. Kept my interest throughout and was often funny.
First book I have read of it's kind so I can't compare.
I actually enjoyed the whole book. I do wish he had dealt even further into what had made him change his mind having been so indoctrinated for so many years.
Not really. I have been an atheists since 13years old and have my own reason for why I am. However I have often wondered if someone who had been so involved in their religion as he apparently was, could change their beliefs and become an atheists.
Well worth the credit. In fact I plan on buying the book so I can refer to it when needed.
I loved the fact that it told you a different aspect of life during the depression, how life continued with it's own personal problems,problems that had nothing to do with the depression.
The intertwining love story in the back ground and what resulted because of it. The intense love for a child lost in his own mind with a yet unnamed syndrome.
Ella helping Mr. Rainwater who was covered in blood from butchering the cows that would help feed the starving people of shanty town.
This book was well written and kept my interest through out. It was difficult hearing about the corruption and abuse that was dealt to the poor white folks but even more to the poor black folks at that time. I didn't see the ending coming but was pleased that it ended the way it did.
The narrator was quite good. Pleasant to listen to. As far as the book goes, not so much. Ms. Roth leads you to believe that there was an inherent danger to being a divergent, but then never really went anywhere with it. The story leads you to the big event it hinted at. Which turns out to be a take over and ultimately war. However the fighting was over as quickly as it started. It left you feeling like you just lost the school football game, rather than a war against the different factions. The different char. were so poorly developed, that when any of them was killed, you never really felt a sense of loss. The violence was there more for the shock value than adding to the story. I probably would not read another Veronica Roth story.
Loved the book. So much of what he wrote about is right on target here, where I live. Religion rules the lives of many of these people here, most of which are very uneducated, poor, and having as many as 16 children. The story line keeped me interested through out. Wish I had started with the first in the series.
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