Author(s): Markus ZusakDownload
Publish: Published March 14th 2006 by Alfred A. Knopf (first published September 1st 2005)
ISBN: ISBN 0375831002 (ISBN13: 9780375831003)
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still.
By her brother’s graveside, Liesel’s life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger’s Handbook, left behind there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordian-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor’s wife’s library, wherever there are books to be found.
But these are dangerous times. When Liesel’s foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel’s world is both opened up, and closed down.
In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
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4 of 5 stars (Please read my rating system further below). THAT WAS SO SAD. THOUGH I DID NOT CRY LIKE I THOUGHT I WOULD.
My rating system: (I do use half stars.)
5 – I do not use the 5 star. Not because a book might not be worthy, but because a book is never perfect.
4 – I loved it! There weren’t too many flaws, and I had no trouble getting through it. (A 4 star rating is the highest rating I’ve ev
This book is about Nazi Germany. It’s not about the redemptive powers of literature. It’s not about the redemptive powers of literature, but about the mesmerizing power of words. Words that can enlighten, confound, lie, offer solace, distraction, genocide or hope.
MAJOR SPOILERS IN QUOTES FROM THE BOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE REVIEW
3/1 – What a hard book to review (and for my first of the year)! The Book Thief was interesting, heart breaking, weird, literary (which isn’t usually a good thing, for me), and long (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing). I’m sure nothing I say will be unique, others will have said it before me and probably expressed themselves better than I wil
I loved the concept of story. It is narrated by death which was something unique. Life and struggle of Liesel, her love and cravings for words was well written. The story is not about what happens as it is already revealed by death in the prologue and on beginning of each chapter, but it is about how it take place. You know what is going to happen and still it makes you read till the
I just finished it and there’s no way I can describe how great it is, there’s not enough adjectives!
The whole cast of characters is amazing, The face that death is the narrator just blew my mind when I heard about the book.
It made me laugh and definitely left me sobbing.
“I have hated the words and I have loved them” Liesel’s words.
Absolutely adore it, You all have to read it.