The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Though this book is technically listed as ‘young adult’, it is the most beautiful piece of literature I have had the fortune of experiencing. Narrated by an incredibly human Death, The Book Thief traces the life of a young adopted girl growing up in Nazi Germany. The writing can only be described as masterful, with imagery so perfect that at times it is necessary to pause simply to savor their unexpected beauty.

Reviewed by Maddy


One Response to The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

  1. Laura Romeyn says:

    Thanks, Maddy, for your great description. I love this book as well and know both adults and teens who have really been touched. I once had a teen student who asked me if she could go to another room to finish the last few pages because she knew she would need privacy for her emotions. I gladly let her go. Yeay reading! and this book can give such insight into the average German villager in a horrifying time in history.

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