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Lumen, Feb 1, 2008 - Fiction - 539 pages
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Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

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You will be able to read many other reviews of this book, so what can I add. I decided to read this book with ambivalence as it has been highly praised, and I was looking for an engaging fictional ... Read full review

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Liesel has the misfortune of being a young girl in Germany during World War II. Taken in as a foster child when her mother could no longer care for her, she nevertheless becomes a beloved daughter to ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Markus Zusak was born in Sydney, Australia on June 23, 1975. He began writing at the age of 16, and seven years later his first book, The Underdog, was published. He is best known for his young adult novels The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, both of which are Michael L. Printz Honor books. The Book Thief was adapted into a movie.

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