The Book Thief

Editorial Review - - 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


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

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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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User Review  - klburnside - LibraryThing

This book is among my favorite young adult books. There were so many lovable characters in this book, and so many beautiful moments. I finished this book last night, and I missed the characters all ... 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. 

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User Review  - Lena - Goodreads

It was a bit of a slow read for me, I didn't really enjoy the first 400 pages, they were emotionless and a bit boring, but I cried too much at the end to only give it 3 stars. Read full review

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User Review  - Robert Alexa - Goodreads

It's 2 AM and I've just finished reading it. It was brilliant. BRILLIAN T. A masterpiece in the true sense of the word. I couldn't put it down not even for a single second. And I have to admit, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chloe - Goodreads

I can see this on future high school required reading lists for school. I say high school because this is by no means a light book. Really I gave this book a 4.5 stars, but goodreads doesn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - Holly - Goodreads

In the time leading up to WWII, a young German girl with a communist father is given up to foster care. Her new father is a wonderful man, a house painter by trade and an accordion player in his free ... Read full review

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