Quite honestly I really enjoy this book so far. It was a little hard to get through in the beginning but, I really enjoy all the descriptive words that captivate you and make you want to read more. Sometimes the words that are in German are really hard to pronounce and I honestly could take like 20 minutes trying to pronounce those words, but I really like how the author put those German words in to really take this book to the next level and I feel like it makes me understand the character more. I think that this book is really good so far and I can’t wait to read more
If I had to be a foster child, I would be feeling so many emotions. Liesel was also supposed to have her brother so that transition would’ve been easier because she would’ve had someone there. Liesel has lost so much, and at such an early age is really sad, but she’s really lucky that she was put with such an amazing foster family. But this must’ve been a really traumatic experience for her, she saw her dead brother, buried him and then her mom left her with a strange family whom she had never met before. Liesel took the whole transition so well and started bonding with her new family. That change would’ve been hard for me, and I probably wouldn’t have taken it as well as Liesel.
I personally look for a lot of qualities in a character before I can determine if like them. When a character is well developed, I find that I can relate to them more. I sometimes get really emotionally attached to a character, and feel like i’m walking in there shoes and am apart of the story. When I don’t feel a connection to a character or the character is just boring I don’t see the point in finishing the book. I like books where I can really get into it and really relate to what they are saying, sometimes that’s not the case and the book isn’t really worth reading.
The book starts with Conor O’Malley a middle school aged boy whose mom has cancer. He’s basically taking care of himself and his mom at a very young age. His dad and mom are divorced and his dad lives with his new wife and kid in america all while Conor is going through all this. Then a monster comes and starts telling these story’s to Conor about how things don’t always happen the way that we expect them to. The monster comes every night at 12:07 to tell Conor a story. The monster tells Conor 3 stories and then the 4th story will be Conor’s truth. Since Conor has no dad living with him and no one to really take care of him, his grandma came over to stay with them for a couple of days (Conor doesn’t like his grandma too much). While his grandma is there, his moms heath has gone downhill and she has to be taken to the hospital and Conor has to stay with his grandma. I think one of the big ideas in the book is that it’s hard to someone go, but then the recovery process can begin.