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The Book Thief

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The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak is a historical fiction novel. It is written in third person, where the narrator is Death. This gives the story an interesting twist: “I walked in, loosened his soul, and carried it gently away.”

The story takes place in Nazi Germany. Liesel moves in with the Hubermann’s, her new foster family. She enters the family with a book she found at her brother’s funeral, and Papa teaches her to read. She discovers the Mayor’s wife’s library and begins to steal books.  In order to calm her neighbors’ fears during raids, she reads to them. The family welcomes Max, a Jew, into their home, to hide in the basement, and Liesel forms a close friendship with him. She goes on adventures with her best friend Rudy. A long time goes by before Liesel realizes her love for Rudy; but it becomes too late to show him. Her friendship with Max, Papa, and Rudy are beautiful, along with other strong relationships she forms with people like Mama.

It was really interesting. I liked it, but it was confusing at some points. I loved the narrator, it was so different.”

— Michelle Lin

This is the story of a man with his accordion; a Jew in the basement, fighting Hitler in his mind; and a girl who steals words, and eventually writes her own words. I would recommend this very well written and descriptive book not only for people who enjoy historical fiction, but anyone who loves to read.

I thought it started out pretty slow, but as the story went on, it got more intriguing.”

— Ify Ojukwu

 

 

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