Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (book, 2006) REVIEW

I read "The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas" by John Boyne in school. The book is about Bruno, whose Dad is the warehouse commander of Auschwitz. Because of his Dad's work, Bruno and his whole family has to move from Berlin to Auschwitz.
Bruno meets a boy there, but he lives on the other side of the fence. One day, the 9-year olds decided to make an adventure together. But this adventure will be the first and last one they will have together.

I liked the book. It was written in an easy language which made it easy to understand. But I wouldn't say that it's a book for everyone. You have to be 14+ to read it, in my opinion, because it handels about how jewish people got killed by the Nazis 1942-1945.

We were discussing many characters from the book in my German lessons.

I'd rate the book 8 out of 10. Definetly worth a read!

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Finding Dory (movie, 2016) REVIEW

I recently saw Finding Dory in the cinema. It's about Dory who is well known from the movie Finding Nemo (2003). She lost her parents due memory loss,  and decides to look for them. Nemo and Merlin help finding her parents, while they get seperated in the great, big ocean. 
Merlin and Nero try everything to find her and her parents.

I really loved the characters in the movie! Gerald, Destiny, Hank and the others were so freaking adorable! I also liked the story itself, it gave me a throwback feeling and made me really excited. The only thing I didn't like that much were the 3D effects. They weren't necessary at all. But the movie was really well animated.

Also, I loved the short movie before the actual movie. It's called Piper. Piper is a little new born Bird that lives near the sea and has to learn living in this area! This short movie was adorable!!

To me, Finding Dory is definetly worth a see, with a ticket costing $8, it's really worth every Dollar. 

I'd rate the movie with a solid 9 out of 10.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

I am Malala (book, 2014) REVIEW

I am Malala. How one girl stood up for education and changed the world.


I recently read the book "I am Malala. How one girl stood up for education and changed the world. It's written by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick and was published in 2014. 

Malala was a young girl when terrorists shot her in the head because she stood up for education in Pakistan. She talks about her story in this book from beginning to end. 

It's such a good book, it really is! It's easy to read, but it has a lot of information about living in Pakistan. It's good to know that people care about education. Also, Malala is an idol for so many young people out there. 

The book costs $16 and it's definetly worth a read! It reminded me of how lucky I am to go to school and get educated!

Sunday, October 02, 2016

My brutally honest opinion on Nerve (movie, 2016)

I saw Nerve in the cinema last night. It started months ago in the U.S. ,but it just recently started in Germany.

So I guess most of you know what it's about. To all of you who don't:
 Nerve is a 2016 American thriller film directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman and written by Jessica Sharzer, based on the 2012 novel of the same name. The film starsEmma RobertsDave Franco and Juliette Lewis, and revolves around an online objective truth or dare video game, which allows people to enlist as "players" or "watchers" as the game intensifies. Players accept dares from watchers, receiving money rewards that increase with the danger of the dare when completed successfully. (Source: Wikipedia)

Well, let's get into my opinion. I watched the movie with a few girl friends and they were obsessed with the storyline and (to me not relatable) Dave Franco. A lot of girls find him attractive, that's probably why so many people watched the movie. 
Not gonna lie, Dave Franco and Emma Roberts played their roles really well, but to me the movie itself wasn't that great. You could tell by the beginning what would happen next and how the movie would end. 
The movie had a typical love story between Vee (Emma Roberts) and Ian (Dave Franco).

I have to admit that the screenplay was really creative. The movie had a lot of parts that were filmed "through a phone", which really gets to teenagers.

As a conclusion, if you like to watch an easy movie without any depth or you just enjoy popcorn movies, then this movie would be right for you.

I would give the movie a solid 7 on a scale from 1-10.