For this week's movie night, we watched the 2013 film The Book Thief, which is based on the 2005 novel by the same name, written by Markus Zusak. One of my sisters had just finished the book and wanted to see the movie, so we viewed it last evening. The story is set in Germany, starting in 1938 and spanning the years of World War II. It centers around the "book thief" young Liesel, who is fascinated by the written word and "borrows" (steals) forbidden books after the Nazis have held a book burning of Non-German books. The film had some good scenes and performances in it, but I found it a bit uneven, and it struggled to find an appropriate tone, what with the grim events occurring and the sometimes almost fairy tale seeming plot points. My sister said that the book was better. It wasn't terrible or anything, though, and does make you think about what the war might have looked like from within Germany.