Everything you need to know about The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

This website about the novel, The Reader, written by Bernhard Schlink, was published during a project work in a German class. We created summaries on every single chapter, wrote characterizations, built presentations, and collected information on the Holocaust topic during the weeks of our project work. Maybe this is the biggest resource about Schlink’s, The Reader, on the web.

Book cover The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Book cover The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

The page should give you an overview of the whole plot and the story, The Reader, with Hanna and Michael Berg. You can easily use it to get in touch with the book, repeat different things during reading, or prepare for an exam.

If you have any questions regarding the content of The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, its characters, or something about the analysis of this novel, feel free to put a comment under the corresponding page. You can be sure one of us or another visitor will help you.

One last thing. We are not associated with Bernhard Schlink or the publishing house. Don’t be annoyed by our advertisements, please keep in mind that running this site without advertisements would not be possible.



The German version of this page is available at Der-Vorleser.com.

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4 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. PinkFlamingo

    Hello! I am writing about the Student Uprising that happens in the book, and I could not find any information online. So I need help in answering why exactly that event was mentioned? Why is this relevant to the book? What role does it play? What did it mean?
    Any thoughts? Thanks for answering!

  2. Alice Kelley Jernigan

    My granddaughter read this book as well as my daughter. After reading twice, I chose it for my BookClub to read. This site is very helpful to me to put together some questions to help move the story and insights garnered by reading. However, if you have questions to move the discussion, please forward to me as discussing the book is important to this group. Also we plan to watch the movie at a later date. Thank you for this site.

  3. mandisa

    In the film The Reader Michael Berg’s daughter plays a much larger role than she does in
    the novel. Why this discrepancy illustrates a number of key issues of film adaptation.

  4. giraffe123

    Hi! I am supposed to do a short assignment on the narrator techniques of the book. I have some stuff written down, but narrator techniques is definetely not among my abillities. Could you maybe give me a few notes on it?

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