Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Book Thief's  Review:
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, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, 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

My Review:
To say that it was 'touching' would be an understatement. It is heart wrenching at many points. The book is narrated by death and it is set in the nazi Germany. It tells the story of a girl leisel who later on acquires the title of 'the book thief'. 

It has beautiful use of words and expressions that evokes very different, moving feelings. The author has painted every character with colors of heartfelt emotions: of separation, love, achievement, sacrifice, pain and lot others.

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  1. I tried reading it a while ago, but now I will definitely start it again.
    Thank you so much for following me! I love your blog, and will be checking back often.



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