“The reader” written by Bernhard Schlink is the story of Micheal Berg who fell in love at the age of 15 with the 36 year- old Hanna Schmitz. The book is divided into three parts. In the first part the love between the two main characters ís described. It is not only the story of a relationship but also the story of a 15 year-old boy who grows up and starts to question life. The chapter ends with the seperation of Hanna and Micheal. The second part is seven years later. In the meantime Micheal studies law at a university. In order to experience a real trial the teacher wants his students attending at the trial of six SS female guards who worked at the Auschwitz concentration camp. One of the guards is Hannah who is accused of being responsible for the death of many women. Micheal attends at every single session. As the first part the second part also ends with Hanna leaving but this time she has to go to jail. The third part is a short overview of the life of Micheal Berg after the process. He starts to record himself reading a books. He sends those tapes to Hanna. In the end Hanna and him meet one last time.
Over the years Micheal never stops loving Hanna. Throughout the book his relationship to Hanna is like an addiction. In the beginning he is addicted to theri ritual of having sex, cuddling and reading to her. In the second part he is addicted to the trial and in the last part his addiction is to read to her again.
I am not going to tell the end of the story or the essential point because I think this book is worth reading and finding it out by yourself.