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    The Book Thief (Black Swan) (Paperback) By (author) Markus Zusak

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    DescriptionHERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE. 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH. It's a small story, about: a girl, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW - DEATH WILL VISIT THE BOOK THIEF THREE TIMES


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  • Great Read5

    Aden Prisk This book is fantastic, couldnt put it down! by Aden Prisk

  • Brilliant5

    Pauline Burke This is a fantastic book. Buy it, read it and it will never leave you. Be prepared for many tears. by Pauline Burke

  • Wonderful5

    Kathryn This book is truely a must read. It took me a little while to get into the book, but once in I could not put it down. The characters are written wonderfully, and I found myself feeling so sad at the end of the book, I wanted to continue reading these great characters, especially Liesel. 100% recommended. by Kathryn

  • awesome5

    Lyn Baird this would be one of my all time favourites. by Lyn Baird

  • The Book Thief5

    Jacqueline Taylor This Book has gone into my personal top 10 books Ive ever read. The story line was unique the characters became a part of your life and the ending was quite devastating. I read this book three months ago and it still haunts me but better still it has provided me with an perspective of war from the other side. Just as haunting and depriving but also with its own heroes!
    A must read!! by Jacqueline Taylor

  • The Book Thief5

    Deb This would have to be one of the best books I have ever read. My daughter told me that it was a 'must read' and I could literally not put it down. It was extremely moving and actually gave me a sense of just what happened in WWII with such suffering. To be honest, it was one of those books I didn't want to end. A fabulous read!! by Deb

  • Amazing5

    Ayaka This is definitely my favourite book from 2010. It's written so beautifully, and the whole concept of the narrator being "Death" is executed perfectly. I actually read the last few chapters on Christmas day, not suspecting the dramatic end that LITERALLY RIPPED MY HEART OUT. Needless to say, I spent the rest of the day trying to hide my red puffy eyes from my family.

    However, this book is definitely worth reading, and I am so proud that it was written by and Australian. by Ayaka

  • A Treasured Read4

    Andi This novel definitely deserves an award. Markus Zusack's wonderful word-painting techniques definitely cause the characters to create a very detailed image in the reader's brain. This book has a wonderful story and a unique view.

    Sorry to sound so generic and similar to everyone else but this is truly a beautiful piece of writing. by Andi

  • Enthralling5

    Pamela Anne Briant I initially bought this book for its title and cover without having any idea about the storyline. I am so pleased that my superficial choice paid off. This is a wonderful book - the narrator is "death" and I felt very fondly about "death" as I read this tale. It is about a young German girl fostered out to wonderful German parents during WWII. This story tell how Nazi Germany affected the German people, a tale that isn't often contemplated. This is the story of kind, loving people, trying to live as humanely as they can within the constraints of the war that is dictating how they "should" live and where their loyalties should lie. "Death" is a very caring character , and you sympathise with death's role in carrying the souls of so many people. I had tears in my eyes as I was read the last two chapters. As a lover of the written word and the power it has, I was particularly enthralled by this book and the story it had to tell. by Pamela Anne Briant

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    Great read5

    Lauren I loved this book, it was easy to read and the story was captivating and I really enjoyed the characters. I was unsure if I'd actually enjoy the book before I opened it due to the fact that it was written from the perspective of death set in WW2. A touching story and would definitely recommend this book. by Lauren

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