The Book Thief (Paperback)
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DescriptionThe extraordinary #1 "New York Times" bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. 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. "From the Hardcover edition."
- Published: 15 October 2013
- Format: Paperback 552 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780385754729 ISBN 10: 0385754728
- Sales rank: 2,666
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Reviews for The Book Thief
Amazed by Zusak
OMG, this is by far the BEST historical fiction I've ever read!
I think it's really clever and amazing that Zusak wrote this book from the Death's point of view. In the beginning,he kept me guessing and wondering who the narrator is, and this definitely catches my attention and one of the reasons that kept me go on reading it.
This book really brings out the terrible situation of both the Jews and Germans in when they were under the control of Hitler. Well I've learned about the history of that time before, but I've never had such a strong feeling until I've read this book. One of the scenes that haunts me the most is the parade of Jews, how Liesel and Hans try to help them, but they can do nothing and get punished afterwards. This contrasts with the idea of discrimination against the Jews at that time strongly.
I hate the ending though, I'm that kind of person who goes for a happy ending. Is it necessary that nearly all the good people have to die? I doubt that. But their deaths get me feel that life is really hard in Nazi Germany and not many people are as lucky as Liesel and Max. I think this further conveys the unfortunate in that period of time and what war really does is just damages. by The Bookish Girl
- Top review
really great book, loved it. by booklover