The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I'm a few weeks late writing this review. That really has nothing to do with the book. I've had this book for several years, hesitant to read it because it's a book narrated by DEATH. Well, book club pushed me to move past that.
This was a look at death in a different perspective. This was life in a different perspective. This was a beautiful story about the power of words. Healing, love, destroying, hate. A wonderful, entertaining story that sucks you in with every word.
Summary: 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, Liesel Meminger is 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.
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