The Book Thief
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The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, 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.
From the Hardcover edition.
Publishers Weekly Review
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The Book Thief
First off, I'm not a big fan of books. This book was my summer reading assignment for my sophomore year. I never read it during those two months. When school started, it struck me that I would make a bad impression on my teacher if I didn't know anything about the story. I forced myself to pick the book up and read it.
I finished the book in two days.
Never have I been so compelled to finish a 500+ page book in my life. Zusak's writing style is unlike anything I've ever seen before. This is a book worth reading over and over and over again.
I doubt any other summer reading book could top this one. I don't care if you hate reading. This is an experience, not just words on paper.
Best book ever and want to read more of his books
Buy this book!
Best book I've ever read.