Monday, June 3, 2013

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Book Thief is an amazing work, told in the same chaotic way that life happens, definitely one to be read over and over, discussed and discussed, again. Told from the POV of Death, in a time when death was everywhere and the world was bleak, young Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich during World War II, risks everything for her love of books. Death recounts the three times he has encountered Liesel, recognizing the inner spark of life that burns brightly within her in spite of being a victim to such a terrifying and tumultuous world.

Filled with bleak scenic backgrounds, you will feel that tug on your heart as you follow Liesel and admire not only her strength and tenacity, but see her compassion for others far beyond her years. with supporting characters who are often heroic in their own ways, this is a book that will stay with you forever and should be a MUST read for the classroom to see the horrors of war on the lives of those who must live with it cruelties.

Published: March 14, 2006
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10: 0375831002
ISBN 13: 978-0375831003
Number of Pages: 560
Age Recommendation: 12 & up
My Rating: 5 Stars

Available from:
Barnes & Noble

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