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This is the best book ever.

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Stephanie says: I liked this book because it is thought-provoking and gives us an insight on what it as like to live in Germany during the Holocaust if one was not Jewish. It also was written with a unique and interesting point of view, as the narrator was the author's interpretation of Death. 

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i love it

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Best book ever written, has no competition

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The book thief is an amazing literary masterpiece! It is insightful and dark, and it doesn't sugar coat anything about the Nazis or Hitler. This book has an enjoyable dark sense of humor, which is hard to find these days. The characters are insightful and the story is beautifully written. This book is of equivalence to the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Kurt Vonnegut 

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I have read this book twice, and I would gladly read it again. Mark Zusak's imagery and style is simply beautiful. I have always enjoyed reading historical fiction novels, particularly those set during WWII. The Book Thief does a fantastic job of telling the story of the Holocaust from a unique perspective- death. This book is one that I would recommend to both teens and adults. 

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This book is extraordinary. It's my favorite book and the best book I ever read. It's brilliant, inspiring and the story will stay with you forever. Words cannot even describe the emotions that hit me while reading it.

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Amazing book just fantastic!

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How does a person review a book that is so beautiful, and yet contains such horrible language that I would now shudder to even mention the book to anyone? 1 star it is.
The premise of 'The Book
Thief' lures you in. It's a story told from the persona of Death during WWII. Piece by piece, the story of Liesel Meminger comes together, as revealed by Death.
"It's just a small story, really, about, among other things:
- A girl
- Some words
- An accordionist
- Some fanatical Germans
- A Jewish fist fighter
- And quite a lot of thievery"
Yes, it's a book to quote from. The author's writing style is definitely unique. Everyone will find that particular sentence which tingles inside of them. Actually, it's a story hidden within poetic prose. The poignancy and heartfelt emotion hold time still while you read. Sometimes the writer takes a moment away from the storyline to create an announcement to the reader --- just a bonus sentence in the page's middle, set off from the other paragraphs, to describe the scene in a more direct way. It's a fascinating writing style, but, Mr. Zusak, did you have to include such filthy words?
Eye-opening in several areas, the book marches you through WWII right alongside Liesel and her foster family, after she loses her own. I must say that most books concerning WWII are always from the point of view of the Jews, the persecuted, or the other sympathetic allies. However, this story reveals itself from the perspective of the everyday German families who were hurt by their own countrymen. What heartbreak they experienced around them, forced on by their Nazi neighbors.
As reflected in the title of the book, there is something to be gained by the power of words. Liesel finds that power within herself, and she aims to do something with that growing ability.
I wish I could read it all over again, minus about a tenth of the book to remove the worst of the rotten language.
 


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