Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden - A Novel By Helen Grant

Guten Abend.

Yup. That is "good evening" in Germany. I've been waiting for this book to be made available for borrowing in Labuan Public Library since last year. I've read the synopsis and I knew that library is ordering it. Sadly, the library was moving even farther than before. I had to drive to get there. I had to put it on hold until last wednesday, I did went to the library. Hooray!! Okay, it's not that exciting to some people. To make the story short, I got this book, and it just made my day. Started reading it, and finished on friday.

I am wayyyy satisfied with this book. I love the story because it is something different. This is the back cover synopsis :-

On the day Katharina Linden disappears, Pia is the last person to see her alive. Terror i spreading through the town. How could a ten-year-old girl vanish in a place where everybody knows everybody else?

Pia is determined to find out what happened to Katharina. But then the next girl disappears........

This book is about a ten-year-old girl named Pia Kolvenbach and a small town in Germany. It is interesting to me because it tells more about the cultures and festivals they celebrated in Germany. There are also some folklore stories, and this is all new to me. I love the way the writer used some of German language in it. I learned some, like, the top of this entry... :)

Overall, I LOVE this book. The ending is shocking. It felt like I had to hold my breath throughout reading it. Just like when I watched War Of The Worlds movie. I highly recommend this. STASH IT!!

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