The Book Thief is Markus Zusak’s debut novel. The novel is narrated by death. Death will visit the book thief three times. It is an angry but beautiful coming of age tale. I loved this moving and thought provoking book about Lieser and her foster family on Himmler Street in Germany during the Second World War. Lieser is a nine year old girl whose parents have been sent to concentration camps. She witnesses of the horror of Nazi Germany and buries her beloved brother. At his funeral she steals a book her only reminder of her brother. It starts a trend she begins to collect books. Her step father teaches her to read and they spend many pleasurable hours together reading . Her reading is an escapism from the horrors of war. The book reasserts the importance of life and the significance of words to impact on lives. A vivid description of daily survival in Nazi Germany. I highly recommend this book. Reviewed by Annette Dunlea author of Always and Forever and The Honey Trap.
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Title: The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: Black Swan
Genre: young adult and adult fiction
My Rating : 5/5
Paperback: 560 pages