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Lumen, 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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User Review  - catzkc - LibraryThing

I’m afraid I didn’t enjoy this as much as I expected I would. The story itself I would just give 3 stars, but I bumped it up another star b/c of the author’s inventive use of Death as the narrator. It was quite an interesting characterization. Read full review

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User Review  - aarchamb - LibraryThing

Phenomenal story, told from the perspective of Death, about a young girl growing up in a poor German town during WWII. Leisel's tragic life story begins and ends in heartache with a mixture of hope ... 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. His next book, Bridge of Clay will be published October 2018.

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