Monday, March 12, 2007

The Book Thief
By Markus Zusack
Reviewed by Marion

The Book Thief takes place in a small town in Nazi Germany before and during World War Two. The main character is a girl named Liesel Meminger whose experiences are narrated by Death.

Although times are very hard for Liesel and her foster parents and the shadow of war looms over the town, Liesel remains strong throughout constant pain and suffering. Over the course of the book, Liesel struggles to find her place in her new life and later, keeping the secret of the Jew who is in hiding in her basement.

The Book Thief appears to be a very long book, but when I read it, I wished that the story would never end. The characters Markus Zusack has created in The Book Thief are believable and unforgettable. The thoughts, feelings and emotions also weaved into this story make it a poignant, but worthwhile read. The Book Thief was also chosen as one of the best books for young adults 2007 by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

Read this book!

Edina, Minnesota


Anonymous said...

I love anything with world war

Anonymous said...

This book made me cry at the end but it is still a good book

Anonymous said...

I agree