The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The book Thief by Markus Zusak was amazing! Liesel Meminger is a foster child living through WWII, in Nazi Germany. The Hubermanns take in Liesel after a train ride that takes the life of her ill brother. At the grave of her brother, Liesel theives her first book The Grave Digger's Handbook.
Hanns Hubermann takes the time to teach Liesel to read which then leads to more book stealing. Throughout this store Liesel and her friend Rudy learn about the true meaning of friendship.
On the back cover of the book USA Today is quoted as saying, " Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank....Poised to become a classic" and I totally agree with this. The Hitler era is well described and the actions of the characters seem very believable. It was nice reading a story that was rooting for the 'good guys'.
I loved this book and would recommend it to everyone!
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