The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I am reviewing this book for the 2012 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge.

I heard soooooooooo many good things about this book so I just had to pick it up.

Summary from Goodreads: 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… 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 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 before he is marched to Dachau. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars. This is not just another WWII novel. It offers a unique perspective as it’s told through the point of view of “death”. While I think I set my expectations a little too high (which happens often), this was still a great read.


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