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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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Aug 18, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: ya-fiction, best, printz
Read in January, 2010


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Markus Zusak
Not leaving: an act of trust and love,
often deciphered by children”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Markus Zusak
“Steadily, the room shrank, till the book thief could touch the shelves within a few small steps. She ran the back of her hand along the first shelf, listening to the shuffle of her fingernails gliding across the spinal cord of each book. It sounded like an instrument, or the notes of running feet. She used both hands. She raced them. One shelf against the other. And she laughed. Her voice was sprawled out, high in her throat, and when she eventually stopped and stood in the middle of the room, she spent many minutes looking from the shelves to her fingers and back again.

How many books had she touched?

How many had she felt?

She walked over and did it again, this time much slower, with her hand facing forward, allowing the dough of her palm to feel the small hurdle of each book. It felt like magic, like beauty, as bright lines of light shone down from a chandelier. Several times, she almost pulled a title from its place but didn't dare disturb them. They were too perfect.”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Reading Progress

01/14/2010 page 35
01/15/2010 page 100
18.12% "i love this book"
01/21/2010 page 460
83.33% "i cried in class during ssr today. this book is so beautiful, and sad."
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Kara YES!

Brianon Sheffield you are right, it is a little bit slower than I Am The Messenger. but so enthralling and magical.

Kara I felt like I could stop to underline the most amazing passages I've ever heard because it would deface the book. I had to just experience all of it before I could cover the books with my markings. I get chills just thinking about it.

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