Aug 22, 2013

30 Day Challenge: Day 27

Day 27: Most Surprising Plot Twist or Ending

I thought about being generic and choosing Fight Club, but we don't talk about Fight Club. (Yeah, I went there.) But then I thought, why be generic, so I'm picking The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. 

Long before reading the book, I had seen the following review on Goodreads: "If you love to read and if you love to care about the characters you read about and if you love to eat words like they're ice cream and if you love to have your heart broken and mended on the same page, this book is for you." How could I not eventually pick up this book? It definitely took a while to read due to the complexity and the interweaving plot lines, but so worth it. There are definitely those out there who don't like it/vehemently hate it, so I'm not going to necessarily recommend it. However, I will say that if you pick it up, to keep an open mind on why people like it. Once you finish the book, you'll understand why. 

I don't want to give away any of the plot. That being said, just know that when all the different stories, all the different actions, and all the different behaviors finally converge on one point, you may be sidelined by the end. You may find that it wasn't necessarily about the end, but instead about all the different journeys within the plot that give us the details to understand.

“One of us in this very room is in fact the murderer.” 

What a spoiler ridden topic! It's difficult to write to this prompt because I, myself, am so averse to spoilers. They ruin everything! They're so upsetting when they're unexpected and can ruin the goosebump-inducing moments in books when your mouth just hangs open: baffled, shocked, and amazed. 

Alas, I committed to this 30 Day Challenge, so I am going to try my absolute hardest to make sure that I can be as spoiler free as possible.

My choice for today's prompt, which may have plenty to do with how young I was when I read it, is And Then There Were None by the one and only Agatha Christie. The premise of the book: 10 unfamiliar guests arrive at Indian Island where they read a delightful nursery rhyme that also SPELLS OUT HOW EACH OF THEM WILL DIE ON THE ISLAND. 

It's not a happy story, friends. It's a quick read, to be sure, but not a forgettable one.

I was completely tripped when the last page turned. It's wonderful how well Christie orchestrated this classic mystery.


  1. Oh my gosh, I LOVED the "Book Thief" Desiree! I could not put it down. I finished it about a month ago and still think about it. My book club is discussing it on Friday night and I can't wait. Complex, yes, but so worth it. And how can you not love Rudy?!

    1. It's such a great book and Rudy is a fantastic character to have with Liesel.