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The Book Thief

Markus Zusak
Knopf Books for Young Readers , English
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  • sailindoug added a soundbite 2 years ago
    A very compelling and insightful read. Would have loved for the ending to be strung out longer!
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    An absolute must-read, beautifully dark and mesmerizing
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    Truly thought provoking , with beautifully crafted characters.
  • Jennifer Wardrip added a soundbite 3 years ago
    A powerful read that should not be missed by anyone, teen or adult!

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak’s unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who 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.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.


From the Hardcover edition.

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