Book Review: The Book Thief

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


Amazon Summary:


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
and subject…”
Publisher’s Weekly, Starred


My Thoughts:

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 😀

 

Top Ten Tuesday| Outside The U.S.

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly meme is hosted by the wonderful people at The Broke and the Bookish. You should definitely check them out! This week’s topic is:

Ten Books Set Outside The US (I don’t know about you but sooo much of what I read is set in the US and I love finding new recs of stuff set outside of it!)

I realized that  I read a lot set in the US. I will try to do as many as I can.


Ten Books Inside and Outside The US:

  1. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green-Amsterdam

The majority of this book is set in the US. Some of it is set in Amsterdam though. I love the part in Amsterdam so much. Especially in the movie, since I could see just how beautiful it is.


2. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling- Britain

This is a greatly loved series. It’s fictional (right?) but still has a real setting.


3. The Anne Shirley series by L.M. Montgomery-Canada

I am reading this old series right now and I love it.Most of if not all of Montgomery’s books are set in Canada.



4. The Ask Amy Green Series by Sarah Webb-Ireland

This is a great tween series about a girl named Amy Green who lives in Ireland


5. The Book Thief by Mark Zusak-Germany

The town is fictional but it’s set in Germany. This book I have yet to read but it’s on my book shelf right now.


That’s all. I knew I wouldn’t be able to think of much. What books have you read that aren’t set in the U.S.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s Top Ten Tuesday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀