When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who 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. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. "The kind of book that can be life-changing." --The New York Times "Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank." --USA Today
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age Range: 12 - 17 years
Grade Level: 07 - 12
Paperback: 552 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 20.07 x 13.21 x 3.56 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.45 Kg
Told from an unusual point of view, "The Book Thief" follows a long story of Liesel Meminger life. Just like any other books set in times of Nazi occupation in Germany, the story in "The Book Thief" is full of sorrow (but still hopeful at times). For some unknown reasons, this book reminds me of Anthony Doerr's "All The Light We Cannot See", but with a more melancholy tone to the story. If you looking for a sombre fiction narrate by unusual narrator like death, I think this book is for you.
this book is narrated by Death during World War II and is the story of a young girl named Liesel Meminger who comes of age during one of the most horrific times in history. from the very first page, you know you're in for something very special, indeed. this book has easily climbed to #1 of my favorite stand-alone novels. and just like Death, i am profoundly haunted by humans (and this book, and how Markus Zusak writes).
This book so far the best WW II fiction book I ever read,m. The story was very inspiring wonderful and beautiful yet tragic