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Hope | 150 comments (Of course I was reading this for last month's tag but didn't quite make it...)

In an uncommon perspective told by an unusual narrative voice, we follow Liesl a foster child coming of age in Nazi Germany. In some ways it's a typical coming of age story but in between children playing ball in the street Zusak shows how the lives of ordinary Germans were affected by Hitler's rise. The characters are colorful without losing their subtlety and it's easy to care what happens to them. A beautiful ode to humanity and friendship with definite tear-jerker moments. This has been on my tbr pile for a while and I'm happy I finally read it!

message 2: by Jenni Elyse (new)

Jenni Elyse (jenni_elyse) | 1266 comments I'm glad you were finally able to get to this. I see that with 4 stars, you enjoyed it. I really love this book. It's so poetic, beautiful, and very heart-wrenching.

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