Assessment focuses: AF2, AF3, AF6, AF7
Pupils keep a reading log of books they have chosen and read independently. Each term, one piece of homework is to write a short review on an aspect of one of the books that interests them. Pupil G read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak with enthusiasm and chose to write about why it made such an impact on him.
A pupil’s homework displaying his review of the book: The Book Thief
This is one of the best books I have ever read. This book Is about a little girl called Leisel. She has gone to live with foster parents. She doesn't know the reason why she has gone to live with them, she just thinks it's because her mother can't cope with her children. Late on Leisel works it out; her parents have been taken to a concentration camp. Her new foster parents are called Rosa and Hans Hubermann. Leisel can't actually read but she steals boo<s, her foster father teaches her. She doesn't steal that many but this book is really about a girl who steals books. It's her life in her new home. You find out that it is Leisel that writes most of the book, but Death narrates the book. This book is extremely well written. It must have taken a very long time to write; no doubt a lot of lime would have gone into research. I didn't learn that much from the book. There was indeed a lot of information in this book. I already had heard most of this information. Bui what I go: from this book was much more than just more information. What I got from this book was a lot better. I think that I got the full understanding of things that went on in Nazi Germany. I got the full understanding of what it was like to live in a place that I have only heard about.
There are obviously a few things that I did learn from this book and in this paragraph I am going to explain this. I didn't really know what some of the consequences were if you if did something wrong in Nazi Germany. In this book I got an understanding of this. One day there was a parade of Jews in Himmel Street (the road that our characters lived on). Hans Hubermann was not a supporter of the Nazi's because a Jew had saved his life in the past. However, he had had to sign up to the Nazi Party anyway, as to not arouse suspicion. He hadn't been accepted straight away like other German because they could tell that he didn't really want to become one, he was still waiting for his
Book review of 'Friedrich' by Hans Peter Richter