Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Released: September 18th,2007first released March 14th,2006)
Publisher:Knopf Books For Young Readers
Page Amount:552,US Paperback Edition

"It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time."

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My Thoughts:
The Book Thief is an sad tale told by none other than Death. I had originally tried reading this back in January of 2013. But some personal issues I had experienced put me off. I received this book for Christmas. I started it right away. I know some that read this was brought to tears. It is a sad story. I myself did not cry. The Book Thief did touch my heart. It is a reminder of a part of the world's history. Hitler's reign in the 1940s was a tragic time to live through no matter who you were.

I would recommend this to anyone who hasn't read this yet.

Even though it's sad you can't put the book down.

5/5 stars, Happy Reading,Ashley

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