Title: The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Genre: Historical Fiction, Drama
Page numbers: 576
Goodreads rating: 4.35
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.
Certainly one of the best book I have read so far. This is the first book about Holocaust era that I have read, in fact it’s one of the most unusual novels that I have read.
The thing I adored most about this story is the utter captivation of story-telling. Author not only tells us a beautiful story, but at the same time shows us the power and the impact that words can have. Our narrator, Death, made this story even more interesting with his descriptions and little spoilers.
The book centers around the experiences of a young girl in World War II, in nazi Germany. Eleven-year-old Liesel Meminger, in train on the way to her new foster family in Molching, lost her little brother and her Mama abandoned her to Continue reading