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Review:The Book Thief by  Markus Zusak

Writer: Markus Zusak
Publication RHUK
ISBN-13 978-0552773898
Language: English
Genre: Fiction
Best Sellers Rank: #169,952 in Books
Customer review 4.6/5
Publish Date: 1 January 2008

"The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak is a bestselling historical fiction novel set in Nazi Germany during World War II. The story is narrated by Death, who observes the life of a young girl named Liesel Meminger.

Liesel, who has been separated from her family, is taken in by foster parents in the small town of Molching. Despite struggling with reading, Liesel becomes fascinated with books and begins stealing them from various places, including the mayor's library.

As the war intensifies, Liesel's foster family hides a Jewish man in their basement, putting their lives in danger. The novel explores themes of humanity, courage, love, and the power of words in a time of war and oppression.

Zusak's writing style is unique, using Death as a narrator and incorporating poetic language and imagery. The book has been widely acclaimed for its emotional impact and memorable characters, and has won numerous awards including the Michael L. Printz Honor and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.

Overall, "The Book Thief" is a powerful and thought-provoking novel that offers a unique perspective on one of the darkest periods of human history. It is a must-read for anyone interested in historical fiction, young adult literature, or exploring the human condition.