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The Book Thief  review

Author: Markus Zusak
genre: Roman
Year: 2008
ISBN: 0375831002

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still.

By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left behind there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery.

So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordian-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever there are books to be found.

But these are dangerous times. When Liesel's foster family hides a Jewish fist-fighter in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up, and closed down.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

Average: 4.58 (45 rating)

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Book Reviews The Book Thief :

rush256 2015-03-20 05:11
Like Liesel I also love to read books. The title of this book makes it clear what the story is about but later on we discover that its not about book thief, its about Germany and how people were confined to live in that situation.
rating 5

kennedy 2015-03-20 15:44
The books scene is set on the world war two aftermath effects. The writers clearly depicts of how the Nazi and Germany relationship was so dreadfull,freightening,ah horrible.

Liesel is a book thief who is leaving with herfoster parents in Germany.Her foster father helps her alot as she memorizes books with her each single night during bed time. Thise eventually make Liesel develop a strong desire for reading and know the power of words.

Some of the books are hidden in the basement where Liesel has to steal them, but her foster family creates a risk after hidding a fighter down their.but eventually Liesel discovers the hidden warrior max and they exchange words of love and experiences they had undergone from war.
rating 4

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