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Once Book Review

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The book Once was written in the first person which means the narrator was talking about himself (I). I think it was important that the story was written in the first person, because if it had been written in the third person (she/he) it would have been a different story. I would have liked for the setting to have been described in more detail, because I didn’t think it was described in much detail and to it’s full potential. I liked this story, because it was

An adventure story and I couldn’t stop myself from reading on and seeing what was going to happen next. I would rate this story nine out of a possible ten, because it looses one for the setting not being described in much detail as it could have been and I think the story ended too quickly. The feeling and attitudes, I think were described in enough detail, because it told you when they were happy or sad and expressed there feelings and emotions. My favourite momements in the story was when Felix was on his run to the city and came across a house, which the door had been left open. Then Felix went inside and saw no one was home. He went into the kitchen and the table was set with food still

on the plate, so he ate some of the food on the plate and left the rest incase the people who lived there were still hungry. I thought this part was funny, because the people were probably dead and he was leaving some food. Also another good part was the times when Felix still thought the Nazi’s were after the Jewish books and when Felix used to pray to Adolf Hitler, when Hitler wanted to kill him and was after all the Jews.

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I think the author Morris Gleitzman had a particular reason for writing this story, because, the story was based on when the German’s invaded Poland and captured the Jews and sent them to death camps. During reading the book, I wanted to...

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