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The best book I ever read.
Sad, but with blotches of happiness, hope, and fun scattered throughout the book.
The Book Thief is amazing.

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This book is a work of art. It's not so much the story that makes it amazing, but the narration by Death, with a profound statement about Humanity on every page. This book was one of the few books I've read that's been able to make me cry. I found myself not only crying but sobbing at the end. Markus Zusak has a skill for illuminating the beauty in words. 

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This is an amazing book i loved this book so much it only took me a couple of days to read and i got into to it very quickly. It is a great story and really touches the heart. I would recommend this book to anyone!! Loved it!

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The Soul Catcher
Death does not take a holiday in The Book Thief. Instead, he takes center stage as the narrator of this riveting fable like tale. Though the story unfolds in Nazi Germany amidst
the persecution of the Jews & the brainwashing of the German populace, this story could really occur in any totalitarian state that triumphs evil as the national anthem. Here, as our protagonists struggle to survive, we come to meet & marvel at a cast of characters who break our hearts because they have so much soul. Our main character, a young girl given up by her mother to an older German couple, copes by stealing books.The entire family adds an additional burden to their already overwhelming challenges by sheltering a Jew hiding from the Germans. They take him into their impoverished home, hiding him in a corner of their minuscule basement, and in doing so, expose themselves to the deadly retribution of the Nazi dictatorship. And all the while, Death is speaking to us directly, sharing asides about the plot, almost acting as a plot spoiler, removing the mystery about the fate of some of our beloved characters. He talks to us about the weight of souls, some so heavy. others so light. Almost in a lament he shares how busy he is during this time of terrible calamity. This is not a vengeful death, not a demonic force that gleefully rejoices in his appointed tasks. No, he does so with almost a reluctant sense of obligation as he swoops in & carries away soul after soul at just the right time. By the novel's end we see him not as some dark angel carrying out a painful duty, but indeed, as God's messenger, catching souls as they drift off, freed from their human mooring. And in that same athletic stretch The Book Thief catches our own souls, holding them aloft for us to wonder in awe. 

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A Very Good Read.
A mixture of hope and sadness. This book is not just for children.

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This is simply... the best book ever. 5 million out of 5 stars.

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Wonderful book! lets you inside the story and makes it difficult to put it down. i would recommend it to everyone

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Although this book is considered a Childrens book, I found it very engrossing. I fell in love with the charachters and although I have read a few historical fiction novels based on this era, this is the first one I have found that is from the point of view of the German families that were forced to "Heil Hitler" or face the consequences of not following him. I often asked myself why other "free" Germans did not try to help the victims of the Holocaust and now I know why. Markus Zusak did an amazing job with this enthralling story, i never thought I would see Death as a compassionate "being", but the author gave him a likeable "personality". I loved this story and when my children are old enough I will pass this book on to them so they can understand that there were many Germans that were also living in fear during this war and that they too felt compassion for the Jews.  

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More good historical fiction. If you love reading, historical fiction and a great heart tugging story give it a go.

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This was a fantastic read. I loved the use of atypical similes, metaphors, and personifications to bring the book to life. The narration by death really worked as well.


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