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PDF ê BOOK The Extra ò Is the chance to serve as an extra for Hitler’s favorite filmmaker a chance at life — or a detour on the path to inevitable extermination?One ordinary afternoon fifeen year old Lilo and her family are suddenly picked up by Hitler’s police and imprisoned as part of the Gypsy plague Just when it seems certain that they will be headIs chosen by filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl to work as a film extra Life on the film set is a bizarre alternate reality The surroundings are glamorous but Lilo and the other extras are barely fed closely guarded and kept in a locked barn when not on the movie set And the beautiful charming Riefenstahl is always present answering the slightest provocation with m This started out with lack of emotion for me It could have had depth It had potential but the story telling was scattered The emotion and tension of the book did not seem to build until around 200 pages and towards the closure of the story Even then it seemed lackluster and disappointing which is sad because this story has so much promise And the ending if we must call it that lacked resolution and seemed to end in the middle of the conclusion I feel like I am missing at least another twenty pages to wrap this story nicely Instead the resolution is abruptIf this could have been told differently if the scenes had been described differently For example the character deaths or disappearances were stated matter a fact that it seemed to lose its power through its story telling It was missing the emotion the depth the rawness of the moment the reflection As I have stated over and over many of elements of this book were lacking for me and that is how I would describe this entire read as a whole as well lacking and disappointing I love the historical fiction roots and the author's note explaining its fact and fiction I enjoyed what the author took liberty with but this story could have been thoughtfully approached rather than missing its cohesion depth and emotion

Kathryn Lasky ↠ The Extra KINDLE

Alice flaunting the power to assign prisoners to life or death Lilo takes matters into her own hands effecting an escape and running for her life In this chilling but ultimately uplifting novel Kathryn Lasky imagines the lives of the Gypsies who worked as extras for the real Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl giving readers a story of survival unlike any other This was a historical fiction book about the holocaust and how they dealt with the Gypsies A famous German Actress and director used them as extras in the movie because they could pass as Spaniards which the movie was about It shows how they were treated and gives you a different look at the war where we usually only hear about the Jews The actress actually died in 2003 I found it very interesting as well as disturbing

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The Extra Is the chance to serve as an extra for Hitler’s favorite filmmaker a chance at life or a detour on the path to inevitable extermination?One ordinary afternoon fifeen year old Lilo and her family are suddenly picked up by Hitler’s police and imprisoned as part of the Gypsy plague Just when it seems certain that they will be headed to a labor camp Lilo While this story had potential and explored an important element of the past the novel lacked emotional depth The jilted scene cuts that passed across lengthy periods of time felt awkward and confusing The novel may have been stronger if it focused on the filming process and going into depth behind the scenes rather than trying to include undeveloped threaded details across a longer stretch of time