Hey everyone! It’s Friday and time for another book review. Today I am finally doing a review of The Book Thief by Mark Zusak. Let’s get started!
Title: The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Genre: Historical Fiction
# of pages: 592
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Goodreads Rating: 4.4/5 stars
Amazon Rating: 4.6/5 stars
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.
Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
Editorial Reviews (Credit Given):
“An extraordinary narrative.”
– School Library Journal, Starred
“Exquisitely written and memorably populated, Zusak’s poignant tribute to words, survival, and their curiously inevitable entwinement is a tour de force to be not just read but inhabited.”
– The Horn Book Magazine, Starred
“This hefty volume is an achievement…a challenging book in both length
– Publisher’s Weekly, Starred
The perspective of this book is so unique! A book told my Death. The writing had me from the beginning. Liesel Meminger is such a great character. I loved seeing how she grew and what she encountered. Though I didn’t shed many tears, make sure to have tissues ready at the end. It’s absolutely heart breaking. This is one of the books that I wouldn’t hesitate to give a five star. I recommend it to anyone who loves a unique, historical fiction, action filled book.
That’s a wrap! I extremely recommend The Book Thief if you haven’t read it already. If you have read it, what are your thoughts on it? *NO SPOILERS* Let me know in the comments 🙂
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀