" "The Book Thief "is unsettling and unsentimental, yet ultimately poetic. Its grimness and tragedy run through the reader' s mind like a black-and-white movie, bereft of the colors of life. Zusak may not have lived under Nazi domination, but "The Book Thief "deserves a place on the same shelf with "The Diary of a Young Girl "by Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel' s "Night. "It seems poised to become a classic." -"USA Today"
" Zusak doesn' t sugarcoat anything, but he makes his ostensibly gloomy subject bearable the same way Kurt Vonnegut did in "Slaughterhouse-Five": with grim, darkly consoling humor."
- "Time Magazine"
" Elegant, philosophical and moving...Beautiful and important."
- "Kirkus Reviews," Starred
" An extraordinary narrative."
- "School Library Journal," Starred
" Exquisitely written and memorably populated, Zusak's poignant tribute to words, survival, and their curiously inevitable entwinement is a tour
de force to be not just read but inhabited."
- "The Horn Book Magazine," Starred
" One of the most highly anticipated young-adult books in years."
- "The Wall Street Journal" "From the Hardcover edition."show more