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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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Dec 16, 2011

bookshelves: 11-20

Liesel Meminger's story is narrated by Death, during the very busy time of Nazi Germany. As the title implies, Liesel does steal allot of books, but she also reads them to the lonely, sick, and scared people around her as they cope with the horror of war, hunger, and fear. Liesel makes many friends along her little street, and she comes to understand the power of words, as she see what false words have done to her country she steals and destroys a book. After this act she begins to write, starting with an apology for the destroyed book, and finishes with a profound book titled "The book thief" which intrigues death, who carries it till he meets its author. I liked this book, I even found much of it to be humorous and touching. The observations with it's pages were profound and I recommend it to most young adults.
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