Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak -- 552 pages

In The Book Thief, narrated by Death, Liesel Meminger is sent to a foster home after her father is taken away for being a Communist. Her younger brother dies on the way. Her new home, in Germany during World War II, becomes a special place with special people, and it is there that she learns the power of words.

Death in his own unique perspective is telling us the story of one who refused to die and had an irresistible urge to live. His perspective is intriguing and moving, and the descriptions are poetic and alive.

I listened to this on Audio and greatly enjoyed it. The people, place, and story all came alive to me and I felt like I knew each one in depth. The ending was fulfilling. Not sure how, but it was.

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