This is the last Students Across the Seven Seas that my library has so it s kind of bittersweet I don t know whenhow I m onna read the others I wanted to read this before the end of the yearIdk much about the Berlin Wall ok like next to nothing I had no idea people were smuggled in cars and left East Berlin to head for the west and then et passage "to America I also didn t know much of Munich was leveled during World War II and some of it "America I also didn t know much of Munich was leveled during World War II and some of it rebuilt to look original from hundreds of years ago I didn t like that when Briana said she could et VIP tickets to a club Stefan s neck turned red and then when her and her friends were talking to him he was laughing and looked like he enjoyed their attentionIt s so cool the Glockenspiel clock plays a royal Bavarian wedding with a bride and Hiding in the Bathroom groom at a table and dancers or coopers They were the first people dancing in the street after the Black Plague was over to let others know it was safe to come out The Residenz has art that the Nazis stole during World War Two They cut them from their frames and hid them but were returned after the warOne room held things reportedly from the holy land like bones of saints and two infants from when King Herod ordered all firstborn sons killed hoping to kill JesusSome of this was a little mature like how preservatives mean condoms in German And the maypole in historic times was a fertility symbol in rites of springThe buttergrog German spices apple cider soundsood and the ancient trade route Romantic Road sounded really coolI had no idea Augsburg was the center of Martin Luther s Protestant ReformationI looked up pics as I read of different things mentioned like Neuschwanstein Castle and Marienbrucke bridge with the view of the castleThe Sound of Music tour sounds funIn the beginning it seemed like Foster liked Siena so I was disappointed he asked someone out like she s been pushing him to do Pairing Chen up with someone was corny Everyone being in love and finding someone isn t realistic and you don t have to pair everyone off with someoneSiena was different from other characters into astrology horoscopes yoga aromatherapy feng shui auras positive energy reincarnationTo me Siena had a lack of regard for Stefan s job in entertaining the idea of having a fling with him To her it wouldn t be much risk but for an RA to be seeing a student it could cost him his job Which she didn t seem to care about Especially since Stefan said the job is paying for his classes at universityThe Wall cut off a lot of communication between east and west GermanyDachau was the first concentration camp in Germany during World War II The sign at the entrance said ARBIT MACHT FREI work makes one freeWhen Stefan comforts her at the Dachau crematorium Briana comes out and sees them together and Stefan immediately pulls away and stands up I didn t like that at allOne character said they were in Martin Luther s country home of the Lutheran church Fireworks off of Heidelberg Schloss sounds amazing I looked up pictures of it It s stunningWhen he kissed her I was The Perils of Pursuing a Prince (Desperate Debutantes, glad he had liked her the whole time but wanted an explanation about Briana What was up with his behavior t The Sound of Munich by Suzanne Nelson is chick lit at its best It s part of the SASS Students Across the Seven Seas series which is all about a female teenage protagonist studying abroad in a foreign country and the trials challenges and romance thatoes with it I have read a few of the books from this series in the past and this one was right in line it definitely did not disappoint The Sound of Munich follows seventeen year old Siena a bohemian Cali The Barracks Thief and Selected Stories girl who s heading to Germany to find the last person on her late father s carpe diem list Without spoiling too much this book is packed with some adventure the trials of finding the man who smuggled her father and herrandparents out of Germany back when the wall was up friendship the two Becca and the Prisoners Cross (The Copernicus Legacy girls she befriends over in Germany and her friends back home whcih she keeps in touch with over email and a romantic interest her RA in the program Unlike many of the SASS books the romance in this book is bittersweet it doesn t work out for her in the end and is realistic to everyday life In the end this book was well written accurate and a uick read I wouldive it 45 stars I really enjoyed it but is by no means the next reat. Siena Bernstein is leaving her yoga mat behind for a semester of study abroad in Munich She's thrilled with the prospect of a German adventure her horoscope is encouraging as well but she hopes to make than just her dreams come true while she's there Siena'. .
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econd Siena was meeting Peter and the next she was boarding the plane "to o back to America I would recommend this to anyone who likes "
go back to America I would recommend this to anyone who likes heartwarming tale with a little bit of romance and if you like to learn "About History While Reading This The Book "history while reading this the book you I would overall Dare Mighty Things
give this book a 3 12 out of 5 stars because of the way it is written and the inconsistencies in the tempo of the book Over all I found the book sweet but the characters incomplete and the times a bit dated That said it contains one of the best lines I ve read in recent memory Hypocrisy makes areat blindfold This uote alone makes reading the book worth it especially in our current political environment I received this book as a The Texas Rangers Heiress Wife
gift from my best friend on my 17th birthday My love for the German language and culture began after reading this novel I read this so long ago but still remember it to be it was an amazing book It s such a lovely break from the action packed fantasy or distopian books I read so often Truly a rom com and chick flick in a book Definitely worth a read I read this book I believe in the 6thrade and remember absolutely loving it However with that being said I couldn t specifically remember the plot line nor the reasons why my 12 year old self Her Outback Protector (Men of the Outback
got soiddy reading it so I thought I d buy the novel on and refresh my now 17 year old self which btw is Siena s age in the bookIn terms of the positives of this book there were a Eternal Quest
good handfulHonestly when I decided to re read The Sound of Munich five years later I expected it feel a lot like a book aimed towards a pre teen audience However to my surprise the subtle profanity and dirty jokes here were endless I was so surprised how I missed them as a kid Definitely an awesome highlightAdditionally I m a sucker forirl The Widows Little Secret
goes to europe and meetsuy romance novels So inevitably this book met the standards fairly well I mean though it definitely was no Stephanie Perkins I d like to acknowledge the fact that it was a pretty decent cutesy romance novelSo in terms of the bad there were also some things worth mentioningLike I said I read this book in the 6th Resurrection Year
grade with a totally different perspective So despite the relatability to Sienna s character and subtle dirty jokes it s still kind of difficult to appreciate this book five years later with a different mindset Iuess you could kind of compare it to re watching old shows you used to watch as a kid You enjoy it but the connection and The Fire Within (Rockford Fire Department
genuine appreciation you had years ago isn t really present anyThat being said some of the writing also was kind of a disappointment I wished Siena and Stefan had moments together explore their relationship One scene I remembered perfectly well before re reading this book was when they were outside the club and kissed I remembered how cute andiddy that chapter made me feel as a kid However now I felt that that scene felt extremely too short and dullI also think that the ending was a bit superficial with Siena oing back and Stefan waiting for her Though he didn t explicitly state he was oing to wait for her the possibility of them reuniting and reliving everything over again just feels like a lost cause Let s face it Siena is Tame an Older Man (Harlequin American Romance,
going too home and live her senior year like any American normal Treacherous Is the Night (Verity Kent,
girl while Stefan isoing live in Europe and eventually meet someone else They ll both still treasure their time together in Germany but that s just as far as it A Miracle, A Universe
goessighs bittersweetly Lol I think reading this five years later hasot analyzing the story a bit too much But then again I have no regrets This book was on from my childhood and I ll always appreciate it Honestly who knows Might just even buy another book from the series just to see how it oes This book is arbage There s German errors almost every time German is used cultural inaccuracies contrived plot and characters a ridiculous historical inaccuracy that Google could clear up in a second but it was still enjoyable because sometimes bad books are and because I miss Germany so so much I ve loved this series when I was younger and I still do These books make me wish I could study abroad but these books bring me close enough However it s still your classic cheesy tourist falls for the RA It was cute and an easy read I remember my tita brought me book for christmas I already like this book make me enjoy. In biergartens Alpine skiing and a rigorous course load Siena is on a uest to complete her father's list But she's also set on having the best possible time while she tries With the help of two new best buds and a handsome RA in her dorm she'll surely succe. Novel of the 21st century The Story is Alive with the Sound of Munich Alicia H Herr Schwalm she said My name is Siena Bernstein I think you might have known my Aguecheeks Beef, Belchs Hiccup, and Other Gastronomic Interjections
grandparents Nelson 150 This story is about a young teenageirl who travels to Munich for a semester to learn about her dad s life while there she meets a handsome German uy and makes plenty of friends that help "Her Through The Semester Nelson S The Sound Of Munich "
through the semester Nelson s The Sound of Munich me with its heartwarming story and uniue style The book The Sound of Munich displays a variety of different characters and settings that adds to the plot and experience of reading the book Many different characters were displayed in the book and they were all believable because they went through real things and bittersweet times that we humans can relate to There is one main character and 3 background characters that add to the book by helping Siena along in her "journey in Germany Siena the main character is an easy oing bohemian Cali "in Germany Siena the main character is an easy By Words Alone
going bohemian Cali She is very interested in her dad s past and wants to complete his bucket list that he neverot to finish Siena s two friends in Germany Meg and Chen are completely different Meg is a very talkative country Constantinople and the West
girl that likes everyone and Chen is a very smartirl that likes everything organized Siena s love interest in the book Stefan is a very tall brown haired blue eyed older boy that is in charge of Siena and her friends while they have their semester in Germany These characters help to add to the dynamic of the book by making them all diverse The setting in the book The Sound of Munich plays a very important part in the book The setting is very important because the person and heritage Siena is trying to find out about is in Germany The author really helps to portray the setting by providing descriptive uotes about how the Market Plaza looks or the little houses they pass while driving by The author tries to portray the story in a uiet part of Munich where all the kids are studying abroad The plot was written very well and has its ups and downs and relates to real life The story is about a young teenager Siena who is oing to study abroad in Germany for a semester While there she wants to use her free time to learn about her dad and complete the last thing on his bucket list Along the way she meets two totally opposite friends that help her to pass her classes and finish what she came for She ll also meet a boy named Stefan that s her love interest but is off limits because he is her RA while staying in Germany So in the end will Siena finish her dead father s bucket list in time date the handsome RA and pass her classes This book has many connections you can make with it many on a personal level and historical events that have one on in the past One text to text connection I made was The Sound of Munich can be related to The Book Theif because they are both based upon and talk about disasters that went on in Germany They both also have a love interest in the book and both books show reality and not happily ever after One historical event that is explained is Siena s father crossing the Berlin wall and how dangerous it was with all the shootings and bombings Myst
going on Another couple famous things that are mentioned are different castles and the Market Plaza that Siena and her friends visit One way I can relate to this book on a personal level is my ancestors and relatives came from Germany it was cool to learn about some historical events they may haveone through in a fictional book I could also relate to trying to find out about someone you have never met and how hard it is I never knew my one set of randparentsI like how the author wrote the book but I think it would be cool if it was told totally by the narrator The way the author wrote the book is by letting the reader know Siena s "Feelings But Not Anyone Else S I "
but not anyone else s I it would be cool if we could know everyone s feelings so I could et a better look at what type of person they are Author s voice or how he wrote the book is cool though I do like how it is written like it is from the 2000s especially because of the slang and terms used Overall I did really like the book but I wish the book could have been balanced at times in the middle of the story everything started to o slow and towards the end of the book everything was happening too fast One. S dad who passed away when she was a baby kept a Carpe Diem list; sort of his top ten adventurous things to do He completed all but one of the tasks; oing to Germany to thank the man who helped smuggle his family past the Berlin Wall Amidst her adventures. ,