The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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I was drawn to this book by the title.  It sounded intreating, so I decided to buy it.

The narrator of the book is Death, as in a Grim Reaper type character.  The story is about a girl named Liesel.  She lives in Nazi Germany, with her foster parents.  Her brother died on the train ride to their foster home, which lead to her first act of book thievery.

Liesel struggled to adjust to her new family life and new school.  However, she had a scrappy attitude that won her the respect of the other kids in the neighborhood.

In spite of the hatred around them, she learns compassion and love from her foster parents.  She also learns about courage and how to survive during difficult times.

The book is a bit weird, but interesting.  I thought it was interesting and thought provoking.

4 thoughts on “The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

  1. This is one of my favourite books. I loved the characters and the way Nazi Germany is portrayed, especially the common folks who tried to carry on with life in spite of all the hatred around them. The movie was surprisingly good and well cast. Glad you enjoyed it too.

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  2. I had to read this for a college class a couple years back, and it was to my surprise one of the few books in that class that I actually enjoyed reading. I actually found this book drew me in. Now that you brought it up I might have to borrow a copy from somewhere so that I can read it again.:D

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