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Old 10-15-2013, 07:47 PM
 
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Because I just discovered that it's been made into a movie.

Interesting - yet another children's book being given a major treatment, like Hunger Games.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:46 PM
 
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Because I just discovered that it's been made into a movie.

Interesting - yet another children's book being given a major treatment, like Hunger Games.
A "children's" book? I would never consider The Book Thief to be a book for children.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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A "children's" book? I would never consider The Book Thief to be a book for children.
Agree. It's in the teen section at my library, but I would definitely not classify as a children's book.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:13 AM
 
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I get the impression that some people will categorize young adult books as children's and those of us who read said books as intellectually challenged. That is just the "feeling" I get from some of the comments by some of the people who post in the book forum, but again, it is just my opinion based on what I've read. I would not categorize The Book Thief as a children's book either.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:22 PM
 
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I haven't read The Book Thief, but plan to. I have read the Hunger GAmes trilogy though, and wouldn't characterize those as children's books either.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:40 PM
 
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I read it, didnt like it.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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Wow, they are making a movie? I hope they do it justice! I might use this as an excuse to re-read it, since I loved it so much the first time.
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:17 PM
 
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I read it, didnt like it.
You're the first person I've run into who didn't like it. Was there a particular reason? I mean, was it too dark for you, or too narrow, or what?

I suppose it's a "young adult" novel, but I wasn't making fine distinctions - for me, it's just children vs. adult.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Definitely one of my favorites.
I always have mixed feelings about a book I love being made into a film, but I have faith this will be well done.

The Book Thief Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson Movie HD - YouTube
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Wilmington NC
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I noticed this on our YA shelf last week and wondered about that. It was hard to get into but very worth reading. I'm looking forward to the movie. It is NOT a book that most teens I know would read, but they will see the movie.

If you haven't read Markus Zusak's I Am The Messenger, please do so. It is like a punch in the gut! Very compelling, and a better choice for teens.
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