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BUDDY READ: Historical Fiction > The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe - Restarting April 10th 2019

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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust.
Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz.

Out of one of the darkest chapters of human history comes this extraordinary story of courage and hope.



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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Wow yay you're almost finished! We need some more points.


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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Oh yay you're listening right now. I'm really excited for this one XD Just have to get through my current one. Is it a long audio?


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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
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message 12: by Shae (new) - rated it 5 stars

Shae Petersen | 5267 comments Maddison wrote: "27% [spoilers removed]"

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message 13: by Maddie (last edited Jul 09, 2018 01:43PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Uhhh one of them's Rudy and I'm not sure on the other's.

EDIT: I think the other one's Marschek? (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
How old's Freddy?


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Ah alright so it's Freddy obsessed with the exercise to try and get rid of his feelings.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
This book isn't as interesting as I thought it would be. There's kind of no plot.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Shae wrote: "82%[spoilers removed]"

Yeah I know so nice! I don't recognise him though.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
I'm almost at the end, will finish tomorrow. Just going to play Dota tonight.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Shae wrote: "92% [spoilers removed]"

Dammit I read this spoiler before I reached it! Ugh!


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
91% (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Shae wrote: "92% [spoilers removed]"

Just a few days too late for Anne Frank :(


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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Shae wrote: "Finished [spoilers removed]"

Review: I'm pleased to have listened to this book on audio, otherwise who knows when I would get around to reading it. This book was not that action-packed, but I also feel glad for it because it's a true story. Some of the things described in it are terrible, too horrible to imagine. At the end though, I loved the way Dita came across Anne and Margot Frank! It's just so sad that (view spoiler) That Epilogue that explained what happened to the characters after the ending of the book was very educational, and closed up the story very well!

I have to admit that when the narrator was talking about their research on writing the novel, and when they visited Auschwitz, I had tears in my eyes even just hearing about what it was like. That is one place that I both really want to and really do not want to visit. I feel like it would break me, but I also feel like I need to go out of respect. If I ever do go to Germany I will definitely visit there, just not sure if I'll be able to go inside.


message 28: by Andy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Andy | 14687 comments Ch. 7 (view spoiler)


message 29: by Andy (last edited Jul 17, 2018 08:50PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Andy | 14687 comments Maddison wrote: "27% [spoilers removed]"

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message 30: by Andy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Andy | 14687 comments Maddison wrote: "35% [spoilers removed]"

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message 31: by Andy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Andy | 14687 comments Maddison wrote: "How old's Freddy?"

Older than Dita, but how much I'm not sure??


message 32: by Andy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Andy | 14687 comments Ch. 14 (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
It was also 80 years ago, and it definitely wasn't normal back then XD


message 34: by Andy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Andy | 14687 comments Ch. 21 (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Yeah Dita's got a kind heart


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Andy | 14687 comments Finished (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Yay glad you liked it!


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message 39: by Jill (new) - rated it 2 stars

Jill | 2898 comments Starting today!


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Ch 6


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