Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The Book Thief Giveaway for a $25 Visa Gift Card and the Novel! #TheBookThief

Recently, I shared with you a trailer for the upcoming film, The Book Thief, coming to select theaters on November 8 from Twentieth-Century Fox. Based on the beloved bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the inspirational story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a new family in World War II Germany. The movie stars Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, and Sophie Nélisse, and was directed by Brian Percival.

Please check out the extended trailer below called “Words Are Life.”



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I am so excited to see The Book Thief. I loved Geoffrey Rush’s performance in The King’s Speech, and it looks like he does another remarkable job in this movie. Plus, anything to do with history and books (two of my passions) is sure to be a hit with me! To celebrate the coming of The Book Thief, I am pleased to be able to offer the following giveaway!

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One (1) winner will receive the following prize pack:
• $25 Visa gift card to see THE BOOK THIEF in theaters!
• Movie tie-in novel: THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak

Prize packs courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox
Giveaway open to US mailing addresses only

Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.



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184 comments:

  1. Sophie Nélisse's performance caught my attention; she is darling.

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  2. What caught my attention is how much the little girl looks like she's from the past. She has an authentic look as being someone from that era.

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  3. What caught my attention is the little girl's tenacity for reading. And her determination to learn how to read. And that inspiration of hope that the character evokes. I am definitely planning to see this movie.

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  4. Ok, I just saw a trailer on tv the other day and thought I'd like to see it, but after the extended version I know I do! I didn't realize the family was keeping someone and she was adopted...I want to know more about Mathew(I think that was his name).

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  5. I actually just saw this trailer in a movie theater and said "We have got to see that!" I like that it pulls you in from the very beginning and you start thinking "Wonder where she got the book" then you think "wonder where he got the book" OOO! It looks good!

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  6. Sophie Nélisse's performance caught my attention

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  7. The little girl's performance is incredible. I saw an interview with the actors from the film and the lead actress said "it was like working with an adult on set" and Geoffrey made a joke by saying "well thank you." :)

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  8. I love when Hans winks at her. This is such a great book I can't wait!!

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  9. This looks like a very emotional movie. What caught my attention is how her father is so loving.

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  10. The little girl seems like a superb actor and the film seems very intriguing. I can't wait to see it.

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  11. The lead character seems very intriguing and I love that its about books

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  12. The whole concept of stealing a book and the boy screaming at her why did you steal it you can't even read yet! It sounds so good!

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  13. Elena6:12 PM

    The Sophie Nélisse's performance caught my attention

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  14. I would like to see this. I was struck by the part of the trailer where the books were being burned. People must have been both sad and scared. I cannot imagine times during that war.

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  15. I learned that it's about an adopted girl (or at least someone who has lost her real family)

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  16. i had already seen the trailer before, and the little girl is such an awesome actress, thank you!

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  17. This looks like an AMAZING movie and I can't wait to watch it. What struck me most is the "it wasn't always my book" connection that the little girl and the younger man share.

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  18. Sophie Nélisses is amazing

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  19. Anonymous10:46 PM

    It looks so mysterious...I love a good "I wonder" movie!! She's beautiful!!

    Jamie
    jamieandandre at charter dot net

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  20. the bonfire of books caught my attention.

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  21. "Without words, our life is nothing but a blank page." Strong words!

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  22. I loved her quote, "When life robs you, sometimes you have to rob it back!"

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  23. This looks marvelous; I love the line "it wasn't always mine."
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    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter connected to another - different! - email : annazed10 [at] yahoo [dot] com}

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  24. I had not heard about this film prior. Based on this trailer, I think I will enjoy it because it seems like it will be emotionally intense and I like movies that make you feel something. It also appears that the cast does a superb job connecting with each other and with the audience.

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  25. how the little girl has a nack for reading

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  26. The trailer looks great!! A very stylish, eye catching movie with a great theme :) I just know I'll tear up!!!

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  27. Sophie Nélisse's performance is the one that caught my attention

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  28. I think this movie looks awesome I can't wait to see it and read the book too! I think the Nazis were what caught my attention and that young girl in the movie is a great actress, and when they burn the books and you see the kids all holding their hands out to Heil Hitler :(

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  29. I see this takes place in the time of Nazi's! Nazi's hated books, they burned them. This movie looks amazing! I have to see this movie.
    Kaci guis.Harrison
    kaciohio@gmail.com

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  30. I was struck by the burning of the books and am intrigued to learn more and see the movie!

    Entered the rafflecopter as "Wild orchid"

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  31. I like the intrigue....My tween daughter will really love this movie. She won the enthusiastic reader award at her school 3 yrs. in a row...Being such an avid reader, I know this movie will thrill her.
    Ann B.

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  32. She is an awesome actress!! I can't wait to see the movie!!

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  33. I love that the movie is about books. They have always been important to me.

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  34. I love when the girl takes a book from the edge of the bonfire that looks like ir was started with books.

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  35. The opening words were very powerful. The book is so amazing - I'm afraid to watch the movie. There's no way it can compare

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  36. What drew me in first is the time period. I've always been really interested in the WWII era. But what really made me want to see this movie is the girl. The way she doesn't let others push her around or get her down.

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  37. Looks like a wonderfully done movie ... the wardrobe, etc. What caught my eye immediately is the chalk alphabet on the wall. Love it!!

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  38. DarcieN9:42 AM

    Sophie caught my attention, she is perfect for this role.

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  39. I read this book and it truly touched me. I will never forget it. I saw the trailer last month or some time around then. I can hardly wait to see the movie because it looks like this movie captures the essence of the book.

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  40. I think this looks excellent. I love her desire to learn to read and her new family that gives her hope.

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  41. It looks like a great movie and I like all history based movies. I will definitely see this movie upon release.

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  42. I like the sense of these kids overcoming adversity...it looks like a real winner of a movie.

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  43. The little girl looks a great actress and I like how she wants to learn to read

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  44. This movie looks amazing to me. It wasn't always my book intrigues me.

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  45. I liked Sophie Nélisse's performance.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  46. Cute girl who has a great talent for acting. And I love any story about books.

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  47. I love the quote "When the world rubs you, sometimes you have to rub it back." Looks like a great film with some incredible scenery and acting.

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  48. I have wanted to see this movie since I first saw the trailer months ago! It looks so good. I love that despite all the tragedy that took place in that time period, some good remained.

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  49. What got me was the pile of burning books!

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  50. Sophie Nélisse's performance caught my attention.

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  51. I like how loving the father seems. It looks like a great movie!

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  52. I love the look of it all, set wise :) love the abc chalkbords on the basement wall!

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  53. looks intersting..I wouls watch it

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  54. I like the little girl's performance. Looks like a great movie.

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  55. what caught my attention was how much she loves books, her acting seems really good as well.

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  56. What caught my attention was when all the kids had circled her and the boy got in her face then she slaps him out of nowhere. I loved it lol.

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  57. I love when Hans winks at her.

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  58. Anonymous6:10 PM

    ive never read the book but id really like too now that ive seen the trailer this looks like a good story and what caught my attention is how this movie is showing how books and to read can be a great thing i love to read and alot of kids rather play but haven a movie that deals with reading and books makes it more appealing to kids also the lil girls acting is very good!babyphatqueen420@aol.com

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  59. I love reading, so it being about books is what gets my attention.

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  60. The swatika behind the fire caught my attention.

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  61. I love Sophie Nélisse's performance!

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  62. I love the characters love of reading.

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  63. I liked the premise of the book, that she "accepts" her new parents and they accept her and are good people.
    Johannah - prizewinner at hotmail dot com

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  64. Anonymous9:48 PM

    I watched the entire video it looks pretty inspirational. I like when he says if your eye could write what would they say.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  65. I liked her comments in the trailer: "Words give us hope."

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  66. Sophie Nélisse's performance caught my eye

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  67. I'm an avid reader so I'm happy it's about books. That little girl is very mesmerizing. I love If your eyes could speak, what would they say? That caught my attention. I can't wait to see this wonderful movie. Thank you :)

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  68. I loved the line "if live robs you, sometimes you have to rob it back"

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  69. Sophie definitely caught my attention!
    Thank you for the nice giveaway!

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  70. Sophie Nélisse's performance caught my attention.

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  71. Jen Haile5:29 AM

    What intrigues me is her determination to learn and gather knowledge no matter what is going on with the war.

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  72. This seems like an important book, I hope the movie lives up to that.

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  73. That the little girl was displaced by war, and that her adoptive parents hid a refugee of the war

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  74. Wow! Powerful story. I love books and can't imagine not having the freedom to read. This looks like a great story. Sophie's performance in the trailer makes me want to see this.

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  75. What caught my attention was the girls lack of emotion until she started writing.

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  76. I saw the trailer on TV and that got my attention. I would like to read the book before I see the movie.

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  77. The Accents! Im so happy they went authentic for this movie.

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  78. I like that she loves to read!

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  79. The ward robing is very good

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  80. The outfits and the setting really caught my attention. I really enjoy a movie that makes me feel like we are in a different time period.

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  81. samantha w9:55 PM

    Sophie Nélisse in this movie is wonderful, she is a cute girl

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  82. I haven't seen book burning in a movie since Indiana Jones.

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  83. I noticed that this appears to be set in WW2 Europe. Maybe she is Jewish? It doesn't explicitly say.

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  84. The scene where she steals an intact book from a burnt pile of books!

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  85. Having read the book what caught my attention was that the characteres (with the exception of the father) looked nothing like I imagined they would.

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  86. oh the time period and accents dress period I love all of that stuff
    hdeanna 69 at yahoo dot com

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  87. This looks very emotional . i love how her father is so loving.

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  88. I was wondering why they called her "Your Majesty" curious....

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  89. Man this movie sounds like a great one, I agree with the trailer that Life is nothing without words and words are our life, words give us hope, and I like that she is adopted by a family and protects the boy from the Nazi's , This sounds like a wonderful movie and I love the background.

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  90. This looks like a very powerful movie with lots of twists & turns~the winter scenery is beautiful:)
    Thank you for the chance to win..
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  91. The good acting, especially the young girl.

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  92. What caught my attention was just how the actress who plays Liesel looks so passionate about the part she plays. And, also just how very historical this story is going to be.

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  93. This movie looks very inspirational. I loved when she said, "when life robs you, sometimes you have to rob it back."

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  94. The young actress' eyes is what caught my attention.

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  95. The actors were phenomenal. They were the perfect fit for the book!

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  96. It caught my attention when the books were being burned and then the actress runs up and grabs a book from the burning pile.

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  97. Elizabeth Owens7:35 AM

    I thought the graphics are outstanding. It looks like we are really witnessing scenes from that time era!

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  98. Th burning of the books with the swastika in the background is such an emotional point in this movie but really sets the tone for the story.

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  99. Makes us realize that without words we have no life. Words can bring hope. I am a avid reader and cant wait to read this one. Imagine not being able to read or have books - I wouldnt like that at all. I would fight for it to like her.

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  100. The little girl is so precious. I love how she loves to read!

    Maureen

    maureen.tenney@gmail.com

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  101. What struck me the most was the little girl's acting abilities and all those wonderful books being burned :(

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  102. Words DO give us hope. Loved this book. Can't wait to see the movie.

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  103. Great trailer, the story about the concept of books and the little girl caught my attention, Would love to see this movie!

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  104. The music, costumes and scenery caught my attention.

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  105. The girl's acting was great. The movie and storyline itself caught my attention. :)

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  106. Anonymous1:23 AM

    I think I will enjoy this movie very much . A good story line and a lot of history as well as some great actors I recognize. I always love to read the book whenever possible before I watch the movie. I fills in the blanks.gracescammell@gmail.com

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  107. Looks like it will be emotional. books are powerful

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  108. I hope her acting is better than the reading she gave about the movie.

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  109. Amber Terry3:23 AM

    I like the little girl in the starring role. Definitely a heart rending story (which is expected of anything involving this subject matter). Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  110. The movie looks really good, and I look forward to seeing it.

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  111. What caught my attention was the beautiful relationship the little girl develops with her new parents. I am looking forward to seeing the movie.

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  112. The bonfire of books has me very intrigued

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  113. I loved that the girl was an avid reader like myself.. ;)

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  114. the little girls determination to read :)

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  115. Sophie was extraordinary she caught my eye.

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  116. what caught my eye is how authentic it shows how people did whatever they could to survive during such a horrific time in history. Looks like a great book/movie to enjoy

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  117. i left a comment on the trailer but forgot to give my name is Cathy French katieoscarlet@columbus.rr.com

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  118. The time period the movie is set in really caught my attention

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  119. What caught my attention was the era that the movie takes place, I'm fascinated.

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  120. It caught my attention when the little girl was listening to her father tell her that she will be taken away if it is found out that they are hiding someone, she is a great actress. Thank you.

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  121. when she says "When life robs you, sometimes you have to rob it back!"

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  122. The acting is good

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  123. I have not read this book, YET. After seeing the trailer, I'm determined to find a copy soon. I always try to read the book before watching the movie.

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  124. The movie trailer was very moving. Words to me are the most powerful force there is both good and bad. I want to read this book and see the movie!

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  125. I had ha of "The Book Thief" - but just in passing. I watched the trailer and can WOW - this is going to be a great movie. I love the fact that the trailer intertwined the story of the adopted girl, the love she found with a new family. as well as the courage it took living during those hard times while the meaning of "Words are Life" - "Words are Hope." I definitely want to read the book before I see the movie.

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  126. I like the girl they cast as the lead. Can't wait to see the movie!

    arifamily at Comcast dot net

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  127. "Words give us hope". Lovely. Have to see this movie.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  128. I liked how much the little girl liked books and what a good actress she is!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  129. WOW! That trailer left me with goose bumps all over!! I totally agree with what was said about words. It looks like a great story and a fantastic film!! The girl was so courageous!

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  130. Never heard this quote before - When life robs you, sometimes you have to rob it back. Something to think about....

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  131. I love that the little girl is only interested in books. So much so that she is willing to take one in order to read it.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  132. Daniel M10:37 PM

    the little girl is the lead and likes books! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  133. Caroline11:55 PM

    I am interested in how the little girl and the young man had an instant connection by saying the same phrase "It wasn't always my book."

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  134. The scene that caught my attention is when the girl is traveling by herself explaining how she doesn't have a family or even a place to call home.

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  135. The part that intriuged me is where they burned the books, I can't wait to see this film, the young girl is an amazing actress.

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  136. That little girl was captivating to me. She is gorgeous.

    skater425@ymail.com

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  137. Lisa V.10:18 AM

    What caught my attention was the book burning. Made me think of Fahrenheit 451

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  138. I love period pieces and this one looks like it will be stellar

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  139. I love the wink! So cute haha!

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  140. Anonymous4:24 PM

    I want to see the harshness of Emily Watson's character melt.

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  141. t looks like a great movie and I like all history based movies. I like that t the girl was an avid reader like myself.

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  142. What catches my attention is the little girls love of reading, I hope that I can instill that same love into my 3 children. I also love that this movie takes place during one of my favorite time periods.

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  143. i had heard of this movie/book but didn't have any idea what it was about. i think it's awesome to learn of the ppl that helped during this period of time instead of just giving in to what was going on around them :)

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  144. The part where they will learn together because neither one knows how to read!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  145. I love the opening quote about the power of words! Well said and beautiful

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  146. I liked Sophie Nélisse's performance.

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  147. it caught my attention when the girls grabs the book from the burning pile.

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  148. The scenery really caught my attention. I read the book and pictured everything as dirty and dismal.

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  149. I love her wonderful accent.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com (brittneysweep@yahoo.com)

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  150. krystal wethington11:50 PM

    I like the little girls love of reading.

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  151. The bonfire caught my attention

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  152. From the first moment the trailer catches you. I love the line, "Words give us hope".

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  153. I enjoyed her joy of reading. Wish all of y children enjoyed/loved it that much.

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  154. I agree Goeffrey Rush is going to be brilliant in this! I can't wait to read the book & see the film In That Order!

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  155. The movie looks amazing. What caught my attention most in the trailer is the little girls performance.

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  156. This looks incredible! Now I want to go get the book. :)

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  157. Sophie Nélisses acting skills

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  158. The little girl is a wonderful actress and so interested in the book.

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  159. I liked when she punched the boy to the ground. lol

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  160. The book burning caught my eye.

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  161. I noticed the great style of directing. Looking forward to seeing this soon!

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  162. What stood out for me was her talking before the trailer started about what the world would be like without words..I never really thought about it but it is so true.This movie looks really good also I would love to see it :)

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  163. What caught my eye was her love for reading. Very genuine.

    lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

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  164. What caught my attention was the great charisma of the girl played by Sophie nelisse
    Julie Hawkins

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  165. i can't wait to see this movie. the part of the trailer that stuck out to me is the main character, she is adorable.

    tony l smoaks on rafflecopter

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  166. I am excited to see the book come to life. The acress playing the little girl seems wonderful. Can't wait to see it.

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  167. the girl reminds me of my daughter, it was heart tugging

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  168. I like when asked about the book, she said "It wasn't always mine". Then, when the young man was asked about his book, he said "It wasn't always mine".

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  169. I can see that Sophie Nélisses is wonderful.

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  170. Love the trailer, made me want to read and then share the book

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  171. Love how the cast looks real and not dolled up for holywood.

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  172. It saddened me at the books being burned. I've been an avid reader since very young.

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  173. I like the cinematography. It really sets a mood.

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  174. When she says "I won't forget you" to all the people standing in line was moving.

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  175. The book burning got my attention.

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  176. The burning of the books struck me.

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  177. The book burning caught my eye.

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  178. I loved the little girls performance and think she is going to be incredible! Thanks for the chances.
    Allison.bahr@yahoo.com

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  179. The main character grabbed my attention- she is such a vibrant character and her love of books and reading drew me in.

    tridingermckee at gmail dot com

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  180. The acting with Sophie is great! lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

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  181. Thanks for the giveaway…the setting in WWII Germany, the town & architecture were faithfully reproduced

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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