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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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Aug 09, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: 20xj-classics, teens

In this story of 10-year-old book thief Liesel Meminger, Australian author Markus Zusak unveils the impact of World War II on a small town outside of Munich, Germany. The book is narrated by Death. Sometimes it feels easier to demonize an entire nation or to get lost in the sheer numbers of victims killed by the Nazis. Zusak does not allow that. Instead, he portrays a community of people with likes and dislikes, learning to read, falling in love, struggling to survive, mourning the death of a child.

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