The Book Theif
Author: Markus Zusak
When I started reading this book, I didn't think I would like it that much but I was surprised. The narrator as death put a spin on the story and made it more interesting than if it was narrated by a physical character in the story. The way Zusak wrote the novel makes you think and shows a different person's perspective on the events of the Holocaust. Watching Liesel grow makes you think about how life was then and how life is now. This was an interesting read and I highly recommend it for someone looking for a different version of a story that everyone has heard before.
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.
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