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This is a great book with a very interesting premise. The characters, theme, and plot are quite extraordinary. Although I very much did not like the fact that Markus Zusak used so much foreshadowing. For me, it ruined the book because in all of the tense moments I already would know the outcome. If this doesn't bother you, then this may be a perfect book for you. 

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Death itself tells the riveting and heartbreaking story of, the book's main character, Liesel Meminger. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a very interesting and intriguing book with a different
perspective than any other book I’ve read in the past.The book is set in Nazi Germany during WWI when discrimination against Jewish culture was at it’s highest. Liesel Meminger had been recently adopted when her new foster family decided to hide a Jew in their basement. Liesel’s foster father is known for not being a member of the Nazi Party, which makes life for Liesel and her new family fairly dangerous. On top of the obvious danger of the situation Liesel Meminger has a secret that only her foster father knows about, she is a book thief. During the war Nazi Party members are burning books at the commands of ,German leader, Hitler. Unfortunately Liesel wants to learn how to read and is learning to read out of books she is stealing. She is taking lost and forgotten books and keeping them for herself, one of the books she stole was right out of a pile of book Nazi Party members were burning. Like most German children in WWII Liesel doesn’t realize what the war is really about and she doesn’t realize that her little secret may cause big problems for her foster family. I usually shy away from larger books because of the fear I won’t get around to finishing them but I don’t think I have ever read 550 pages faster than I did with this book because I had no idea what was going to happen to Liesel and her family next. Nazi Germany books are common but never have I read one from the perspective of Death telling the story of a German family hiding a Jew to save his life.  

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After failing to slog through the abysmal and “experimental” style of Zusak's other novel, The Messenger, I scolded myself for not picking up The Book Thief first. Although I gobbled up the prose and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Malcolm Everett - Goodreads

After failing to slog through the abysmal and “experimental” style of Zusak's other novel, The Messenger, I scolded myself for not picking up The Book Thief first. Although I gobbled up the prose and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Fabian - Goodreads

The most impressive of its assets is shared by many other historical fictions. Its retention of the super sad events at times to divert attention from such baffling horror. This, for a young adult ... Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

The most impressive of its assets is shared by many other historical fictions. Its retention of the super sad events at times to divert attention from such baffling horror. This, for a young adult ... Read full review

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User Review  - Samra Yousuf - Goodreads

Way way good than i expected it to be and here i am whining and cursing myself why i read epics such as this one when all have done with it ages ago.......... well,i read it now.thats the matter in ... Read full review

Review: The Book Thief

User Review  - Goodreads

Way way good than i expected it to be and here i am whining and cursing myself why i read epics such as this one when all have done with it ages ago.......... well,i read it now.thats the matter in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sahil Sood - Goodreads

It breathes of beauty and a quality of innocence that is sadly lacking in modern day books. However, the compelling power of books in liberating humanity from the shackles of servitude and oppression -,which was as I believe the underlying theme -was left unresolved. Read full review

Review: The Book Thief

User Review  - Goodreads

It breathes of beauty and a quality of innocence that is sadly lacking in modern day books. However, the compelling power of books in liberating humanity from the shackles of servitude and oppression -,which was as I believe the underlying theme -was left unresolved. Read full review


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