The Book Theif by Markus Zusak

the-book-thiefAbout the Book
Average GBC reader rating

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller, Markus Zusak’s unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

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.

GBC Review by Sofia S.

“The Book Thief” is a really good book despite having taken place around the time of the II World War. The story is about a little girl, an orphan who is adopted by a strict lady and her kind husband. She learns to read and begins to steal books from wherever she can find them. It is also told from the point of view of Death, which can be slightly confusing sometimes. I think all ages can read this book because it tells of playing soccer and games, but involves more serious topics like death and war.

I like “The Book Thief” and a have read it many times as an e-book.

Happy reading!

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