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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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Oct 30, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: own-a-copy, favorites
Read in February, 2009

If it weren't for Goodreads, I would never have read about this book.
Set in the Nazi Germany era, the story is about a girl Liesel who came to live and love her foster family. It tells about the power of books and words to influence the people around her even in the midst of war.

The book is amazing in more ways than one. The very one thing that has made this book extraordinary is because it is narrated by Death who defines the world around him in colors.

Markus Zusak is superb. He has an original way of playing with words that makes his work different from other authors.

One thing more. The book is excellent because it made me cry. I can't believe it. I cried for Liesel and for Rudy and for Rosa and Hans Hubermann. Oh well...

I'm looking forward to reading I Am the Messenger next.
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02/04/2009 page 10
02/12/2009 page 83
15.04% "The book thief learns to read."

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