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The Book Thief

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Brian Farrey

"A human doesn't have a heart like mine. The human heart is a line, whereas my own is a circle, and I have the endless ability to be in the right place at the right time. The consequence of this is that I'm always finding humans at their best and worst. I see their ugly and their beauty, and I wonder how the same thing can be both." So muses the narrator of Markus Zusak's powerful and moving ... Read full review

THE BOOK THIEF

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

When Death tells a story, you pay attention. Liesel Meminger is a young girl growing up outside of Munich in Nazi Germany, and Death tells her story as "an attempt—a flying jump of an attempt—to prove to me that you, and your human existence, are worth it." When her foster father helps her learn to read and she discovers the power of words, Liesel begins stealing books from Nazi book burnings ... Read full review

Review: The Book Thief Audiobook

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fistfighter, and quite a lot of thievery… Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she ... Read full review

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By far one of the best books I have read in a long time. Complex, compelling characters, a beautifully woven storyline, this book has it all. The narration from the point of Death is interesting as well. I loved it, and highly recommend it. :D

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This is a book that i believe should be placed on the shelf right next to The Diary of Ann Frank. It not only explains life as a Jewish citizen in that time but of the German citizen who hid them. The book is one that has made me weep with such sorrow. I have never actually felt so connected to a story such as this one. If I had owned this book, I would have read many more times. (I am a 15 year old girl in my first year of high school.) I would highly recommend that all students from grades 9 to 12 should read this book. 

Review: The Book Thief

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I CRIED. I CRIED SO MUCH. Okay so al throughout the book I was pretty much okay, you know? It was kind of funny and there was lots of humour and charm and the characters were all great and then the ... Read full review

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User Review  - John Winston - Goodreads

There is no shortage of great reviews for the “The Book Thief.” Just the same, I'll pile on and add one more to the mix. “The Book Thief” is a book for readers who like a great story wrapped in great ... Read full review

Review: The Book Thief

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There is no shortage of great reviews for the “The Book Thief.” Just the same, I'll pile on and add one more to the mix. “The Book Thief” is a book for readers who like a great story wrapped in great ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

Death is a likeable character, even though they're simply the narrator and someone who appears only as people are dying. Markus does a good job of giving Death a sympathetic personality. I really ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tiffany - Goodreads

The Book Thief is such a hauntingly beautiful novel, it makes me want to cry. In fact, I do cry... A LOT. Because this is one of the most heartbreaking books I've ever read. A young girl named Liesel ... Read full review

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