The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

By Markus Zusak

  • Release Date: 2006-03-14
  • Book Genre: Historical
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 4,649 Ratings)
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, 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.

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Book Reviews

  • Love this book

    5
    By tmbrown15
    This author is a great writer. It is a quick read. I am looking forward to reading other titles by this author.
  • Great Book

    5
    By Brit65028
    I read this book not too long ago and it remains my favorite book to date.
  • The Book Thief

    5
    By Yami kitty
    Wow...I remember reading this book when I was much younger...and reading it now, there's so much more than I thought. This book is amazing. Apart from the great writing style, I felt as if I had known these characters all my life. Truly a great read, and worth every penny!
  • The Book Thief

    5
    By colournspice
    This book is truly amazing and if you haven’t read it you really have to. It’s so incredibly and deeply written that even the sad parts make you laugh and smile.
  • A different perspective

    5
    By Laladien
    As a tale set in Natzi Germany during WWII, this book is not what you would expect. It shows the suffering of all Germans, not just the Jews. It also gives a glimpse of the day to day life of poor German children and struggles both large and small. You really get to know the characters.
  • LOVE IT!!!

    5
    By Hayhay8035
    Best book I've ever read! It's so sad and good at the same time. I wish I could erase my memory of the book so I could read it for the first time again. I've already read it like 8 times.Im super smart and I read it in 6th grade. Haha
  • My Absolute Favorite Book

    5
    By Ambrose2310
    This book shook me to my core.
  • Changes your life

    5
    By BookthiefReviewEm
    I read this book for a college class. I cannot begin to explain the effects is has had on me. Zusak is a gifted author who creates a very real, very horrifying, yet capturing story. While nonfiction, I cannot help but think these events could and did occur anywhere during this horrible time. I am confident that I will reread this in the future; it has too many themes and messages that I hope to take from it that a one time read-through will not suffice. Do yourself a favor and read this book. Zusak takes you on an emotional ride, but it is extremely and entirely worth it.
  • this book is fuking cancer

    1
    By Cardiac view
    CANCER
  • I will never forget this book

    5
    By Tiff2012
    This story is simply remarkable. At first I was skeptical of the narrator but I fell in love with it soon after. It was in my suggestions for extra summer reading and I knew it was going to be quite dark when I read that it was set in Nazi Germany time. But this book..was so beautifully told, the way this author describe the sky.. you'll understand what I mean when you read it. I felt like I lived this story. I cried so much at the end, but it was still beautiful. And I thought I had found the best book I had ever read, but no..I was wrong. THIS, is the best book I've ever read. Hands down. Worth the read. 100%. YOU WILL NOT REGRET THE READ FOLKS! I PROMISE YOU!

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