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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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Oct 03, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, holocaust, adult, teen, grades-7-8, war-stories
Read in October, 2011

Reread October 2011
I think I enjoyed this a little more the second time around. I appreciate Zusak's poetic prose, BUT death can be such a downer, man! Sometimes the narrators mopey attitude could get obnoxious - I get it, your death and your life (death, whatever), is depressing. The endearing characters more then make up for whiny ol' death.

First Read July 3, 2008
I enjoyed the unique perspective of the Grim Reaper in this WWII novel. I debated about putting it on the holocaust "shelf" because it's really more about how average German citizens were affected by the war, but it does touch on the horrors of the holocaust, so I decided to include it. I would highly recommend this book to pretty much anyone, even though it isn't my favorite book about this time period.

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