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The Book Thief ( Readers Circle) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Markus Zusak

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Books, war, love, and mind-blowing sadness spin together in this compelling and complex young-adult novel set during WWII in Germany. Death, a dour, sarcastic figure, chronicles the distressing, tumultuous life of young Liesel Meminger, a foster child in a poverty-stricken neighborhood. At the age of nine, the practically orphaned Liesel is sent to the Hubbermans just outside of Munich, where she is taught to read by her kindly foster father and given tough love by Rosa, his wife. The little girl's obsession with books becomes a consuming passion fueled by some life-changing thievery. Along with Liesel's joys and sorrows, and Death's observations on them, are the stories of Liesel's best friend, Rudy, and a young Jewish man hidden by the family. This stunning novel is a testament to the never-ending horrors of war in a gripping, highly original story. A 2007 Printz Honor recipient, 2006 Publishers Weekly Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Best Children's Book of 2006.
The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that will be in movie theaters on November 15, 2013, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

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.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 552
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Historical / Holocaust
Series Title: Readers Circle
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
Author: Markus Zusak
Language: English
Street Date: September 11, 2007
TCIN: 11325373
UPC: 490591304906
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0490
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The Book Thief

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Bookish 2 years ago
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The Book Thief is a wonderfully poinent story set in WWII, that I read then gave to a friend. Just purchased a second to use as a gift.
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5 out of 5 stars
Jessi 5 years ago
I love reading books that relate to World War II and so far this book has been amazing. I am only half way done, and am so excited to see what is in store for the rest of the book. Best part is that the movie is out, which I will go see soon when I am done with this book! Very suspensful and insigh...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Great Read!

5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous 8 years ago
I just finished The Book Thief and must admit i enjoyed it immensely. It its very well written and draws you in. You will laugh, cry and love with Liesel. The characters are all so wonderful in their own way. :) Highly recommended.
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