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The Book Thief
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June 1, 2012
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June 30, 2012

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Jan 09, 2013 Ab2y rated it it was ok
Death really ?
I got really bored , dont know why maybe the writing style , the lack of everything ?!!
Again death really ?

Maybe i'll like the movie , but the book not very much .
♥Robin ♥
So boring it took me nearly two months to finally finish this book. This is my second attempt at trying to read and make it through. I am glad to finally have made it through, but wish now that I had not wasted my time.

Using death as a narrator just didn't work for me. Too much repetition made for a very disjointed story. The writing style was nothing but a bunch of short choppy sentences about two dimensional characters. I am amazed at all the high ratings and awards this book has received. Ov
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Mar 15, 2009 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, 2010, buddy-reads
This book deserves all the accolades it gets and then some. This book told many interweaving stories all connected by Himmel Street and Liesel Meminger. Stories about those that went into war, those left behind, the tragedy and horror the Jewish people endured, as well as those that weren't ready to step in line with Nazi propaganda, or "word trees." I genuinely enjoyed reading this story which is narrated in anecdotes by Death, which allowed the perspective to widen to more than Himmel Street. ...more
If you read one book in your life, make it this one. Such a poignant story, such a hauntingly lyrical narrative, it didn't just touch my heart, it smacked me in the face and punched me in the guts. I absolutely loved it.
Jun 05, 2012 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Amazing. Just a phenomenal book
Mar 02, 2014 Barbara marked it as to-read
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Amy Maddess
Mar 27, 2015 Amy Maddess marked it as to-read
Shelves: own
Dec 27, 2012 Cinthia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Nov 19, 2012 Erin marked it as to-read
Jun 08, 2012 Rhonda rated it really liked it
Oct 15, 2015 Joy rated it it was amazing
Nov 18, 2013 Becky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oct 24, 2010 Agnes marked it as to-read
Rusti (Rachael)
Oct 12, 2010 Rusti (Rachael) marked it as to-read
Shelves: own
Lisa S
Sep 30, 2010 Lisa S rated it really liked it
Apr 15, 2010 Cammie marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Apr 11, 2010 Wendy rated it it was amazing
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Jul 14, 2009 Beth marked it as to-read
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Mar 12, 2009 Magpie67 rated it it was amazing