The Book Thief

August 28, 2012 at 9:20 pm (Books)

The Book Thief front coverBook Description –  It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. By her brother’s graveside, Liesel Meminger’s life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger’s Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor’s wife’s library, wherever there are books to be found.

“When Death tells a story, people listen”.

I never thought that this would be as interesting as it was. It held my attention from the start and all the way to the end. The book is an emotional journey. At times I was in tears and at other times I was laughing. In my opinion it is a very good read.

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