The Book Thief by Markus Zusak



Novel Summation:

By her brother’s graveside, Liesel Meminger’s life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Grave Digger’s Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a lover affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from the Nazi book-burnings, the mayor’s wife’s lubrary, wherever there are books to be foung. But these are dangerous times. When Liesel’s foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel’s world is both opened up and closed down.

My Thoughts:

I really liked this book. What made this book different was it was narrated from the perspective of death. It was really interesting hearing his (yes, I will refer to death as a he. No reason why) view. It opened a new perspective especially during that time. Also it presented a not so typical scene in World War II Germany. Again I apologize for not being able to share my opinion to the best of my ability. I read this book at the beginning of September and forget all the good points. I can’t actually say there were any bad points to report. The ending was a little sad but it also ended with some hope/happiness. Perhaps those words are appropriate because it’s hard to have a real happy ending but it sort of was. I would strongly recommend this book. It will truly touch your heart.


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