The Book Thief (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Dec 18, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 560 pages
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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.


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An amazing, emotive story told in flawless prose. - LibraryThing
Hard to read at times... - LibraryThing
Very creative writing. - LibraryThing
I cried at the ending. - LibraryThing
Emotional, educational and just overall good read. - LibraryThing
I also thought the book was a little slow, pacing wise. - LibraryThing

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I had to give this book five stars. AMAZING. Now the first thing I should say is: Give the book its time, wait for it to develop. Don't read this book just to get through it, appreciate this story ... Read full review

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak was an amazing book! At first it was a little confusing on who the narrater was. Once I found out that an angel was the narrater it made total sense. This story is about ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Markus Zusak is the author of I Am the Messenger, a Printz Honor Book and Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist, and the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which has been translated into over thirty languages and has sold nine million copies around the world. He is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens and lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and children.


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