Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Book Thief by Zusak

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You MUST read this book!!  It started out a little tough for me - just getting used to the writing style and the perspective from which the book is told (death is telling the story), but after about 50ish pages in, hooked.  This is GREAT writing. I also love WWII stuff.  I am NOT a history person at all, but WWII fascinates me.  Usually you see books of that time written from the Jewish perspective, but this was a German family.  I loved this book and will probably read it again just because I know I probably missed something that I will pick up the second time around.  You know it's a good book when the closer you get to the end, you try to slow down to make it last a little longer. :)  Read it.  You won't be disappointed!

Summary:
The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that will be in movie theaters on November 15, 2013, 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.

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

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