I am David

by Anne Holm | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0152051600 Global Overview for this book
Registered by futurecat of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 1/23/2009
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, January 23, 2009
From the library's book sale table, bought specifically for bookcrossing.

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Journal Entry 2 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, January 26, 2009
The moving story of a boy who escapes from a concentration camp (presumably a Stalinist camp somewhere in Eastern Europe, though the author carefully never specifies who the they are that he is escaping), and, armed only with his strong sense of right and wrong, makes his way to Denmark, where he has been told freedom awaits.

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Released 14 yrs ago (1/29/2009 UTC) at University of Canterbury, Ilam Fields in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand



On a seat.

Happy bookcrossing to the finder!

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P.S. If you live in the Christchurch area, you might like to join us at our monthly bookcrossing meetups. For details, see the BCNZ Yahoo Group.

Did you know that in April 2009, the World Bookcrossing Convention will be held in Christchurch? Check out the convention website for more details.

This book is a part of the BookCrossing The Reader Challenge: to find and release books that somehow relate to the award winning book The Reader by Bernhard Schlink. The movie based on the book opens January, 2009 (in the U.S.). Be sure to check your local theatres for listings.

As an added bonus, if you have found this book before February 22 and join BookCrossing, you can enter our The Reader movie contest. Simply attend a screening of The Reader and save your ticket stub. Print your screen name on the back of the stub and send it to BookCrossing: The Reader Contest at 323 Pine Street, Sandpoint, ID 83864, USA. We will hold a drawing shortly after February 22, 2009 to determine the winners and you will be notified by email if you have won. One more reason to sign up for BookCrossing today! (Full details available online at www.bookcrossing.com.)

Journal Entry 4 by Iceberg17 from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, January 30, 2009
It is just so intriguing that I found this book today (Friday) when my entire family has gone away for the weekend. I have made no plans - thought about going to the movies maybe and now I have this book. So I am going to have a real quiet weekend reading! Thank you FutureCat for leaving it on the seat next to the University playing fields in Ilam.


Journal Entry 5 by EmmaWignall from Auckland, Auckland Province New Zealand on Friday, April 3, 2009
I was quite suprised to find the book outside my work on Albert Street in Central Auckland. I looked around for cameras thinking it was a practical joke. Anyway I haven't read the book so have passed onto a friend who is going to travel around South America. I wonder who will find it next....


Journal Entry 6 by zshorter on Friday, June 12, 2009
So my friend gave me the book to go traveling with which was awesome because traveling up South America we had some loooooong drive days. I thought the book was ok...not really my cup of tea but then it is aimed at younger people. Glad I read it anyway. So I wanted to take the book with me to Canada to leave but re-assessed the situation when my bags were on the weight limit! So I left it in a hotel in Quito, Equador with the hope that an english-speaking person will find it!
Happy reading!

Journal Entry 7 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I found this book on the shelf in a hotel in Quito, I was waiting for my taxi to the airport and I was bored, so I started reading this book. Not a bad book, I had just read the boy in the striped pajamas which was about a similar subject. I took it with me to Easter Island where I had several rainy days to finish it and I left it on the shelf in my hotel for the next lucky reader to find.


Journal Entry 8 by Nodingodo on Monday, June 29, 2009
I picked up this book in a hotel on Easter Island, they didn't have many English books so that's how I found this one. I enjoyed the story and was pleased with the ending, though the book is aimed at a younger reader I still recommend it.

I'm now in Buenos Aires so I'm going to book swap it here, I hope someone else finds it and enjoys it.

Journal Entry 9 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant / Brabant Flamant Belgium on Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Dank je wel om dit boek te delen! (Engelse versie). Het is niet enkel een mooi spannend verhaal, maar ook leerzaam. Omdat het heel goed weergeeft wat er omgaat in het hoofd van dit jongetje. David bracht zijn hele leven door in een concentratiekamp tot hij op 10-jarige leeftijd kan ontsnappen. Zijn gedachten als vluchteling, de grote achterdocht van achtervolgd te worden, het snel zich moeten helemaal alleen aanpassen aan de wereld buiten het kamp met alle dingen die hij enkel vaag kent via verhalen van mede-gevangenen, staan heel duidelijk weergegeven. Voor mij vormt dit het meest waardevolle van het boek: ik zou het heel sterk aanraden aan bv scouts- en giro leid(st)ers e.a. die werken met kinderen en jongeren met een vluchteling- of gelijkaardige achtergrond. Ook David's heel sterke waarden rond respect voor anderen en geweldloosheid, maken het een moreel sterk voorbeeld-boek. Dit boek inspireerde ook de gelijknamige film (winnaar Heartland Film Festival en Crystal Heart award).

Journal Entry 10 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Bierbeek, Vlaams-Brabant / Brabant Flamant Belgium on Sunday, September 20, 2020
Het boek is in de Boekentil Eikenhof terecht gekomen. Van hieruit zal het zijn reis verder zetten.

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