The Reader by Bernhard Schlink Paperback Book

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Author: Bernhard Schlink

Format: Paperback, Abridged-CD

Publisher: Random House Inc

Published: Mar 1999

Genre: Fiction - General

Retail Price: $15.00

Pages: 224

Synopsis

A teenage boy named Michael is befriended by Hanna, a mysterious older married woman. Years later as a law student, he attends a criminal trial in which Hanna stands accused. What emerges is not only Hanna's terrible crime, but an even more dire secret that involves Michael himself. A New York Times Notable Book for 1997.

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Reviews

BookLender review by Kristi on 2008-01-15 01:18:27

I'm not surprised that Oprah picked this book. I thought it was really moving. Such a quick read, too. I would highly recommend it.

BookLender review by Sally on 2009-05-02 02:20:46

I couldn't put it down. When the package came, I flipped The Reader open to page 1, started to read, and finished the book at 2 a.m. Compelling! I guessed Hannah's secret early on, but still had to finish the book to see how it played out. I'm debating whether to see the movie, but probably will. I wish I saw more books as well written as this one.

BookLender review by Aida on 2009-04-26 12:41:14

When I read this book I thought it was a little perverse once the affair between a teenaged boy and older woman started, but the more I kept reading, I saw how beautifully innocent and moving their relationship became, this is a touching story, it may be boring for some but if you are into romance, I recommend

BookLender review by Stacey on 2008-12-30 19:16:15

Don't get your hopes up over finding out what the even more dire secret is because it was kind of obvious from early in the book and it wasn't anything horrible. The book was well-written but I found it somewhat boring.