The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Winner of the 2007 BookBrowse Ruby Award. It?s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery ... Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak?s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scra Winner of the 2007 BookBrowse Ruby Award. It?s just a small story really, about among other things: a g...

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Title:The Book Thief
Author:Markus Zusak
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:The Book Thief
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:552 pages pages

The Book Thief Reviews

  • Tamara
    Jul 07, 2007
    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...
  • La Petite Américaine
    Jul 24, 2008
    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...
  • Colleen
    Aug 18, 2007
    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...
  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    Dec 25, 2007
    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...
  • Kat Kennedy
    Jun 03, 2010
    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...
  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
    Aug 11, 2011
    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...
  • Sophia.
    Aug 09, 2012
    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Feb 21, 2016
    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...
  • Zoë
    Dec 18, 2017
    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...
  • softlykaz
    Oct 08, 2017
    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...