The Book Thief
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.
From the Hardcover edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MCHBurke - LibraryThing
I first read this in 2010, and suggested it to relatives for our first Family Book Club read. As my birthday gift, my honey is reading it to me at bedtime, so we get to enjoy it together. Read full review
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I really liked this book -- it was very well written, and it shows positive ways the characters overcame very difficult challenges. I can see why some people consider this book to be a classic. The ... Read full review