Why this book?
I loved everything about this young adult novel. Many books have been written about the Holocaust, but several things set this one apart. I loved Zusak’s innovation in writing from Death’s point of view, about a time and place in history—Berlin during WWII—where Death had never been busier. The author presents a rare and empathetic look at life for the average German, struggling with poverty and pressured to participate in one of the most horrific events ever. Liesel’s love of reading and risk to do so inspired me, as did the fact that stories matter. This story matters a great deal.
The Book Thief
Why should I read it?
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What is this book about?
'Life affirming, triumphant and tragic . . . masterfully told. . . but also a wonderful page-turner' Guardian
'Brilliant and hugely ambitious' New York Times
HERE 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.
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