Sunday, November 22, 2009
READ THIS BOOK: The Book Thief
The Book Thief Markus Zusak
It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel 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 before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
Why You should Read this book:
This book was recommended to me by a friend, and I found it in the young adults sections. But simply put, this book is beautiful. It is a touching account of an extraordinary family. I just can't say enough about this book. I read it twice back-to-back, and got more the second time than the first, and I have a feeling the next time I read it, it will bring up more meaning. READ THIS BOOK. I promise, you won't regret it.