The Book Thief

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Markus Zusak

This book is located in the Young Adult or Teen Room in the Library and the author says he wrote it for 9th graders and up but it will fascinate any adult reader-so don't be put off by the Y label. Death narrates this story set in World War 2 Germany where Liesel steals her first book at age 12 before she can even read it. Her Foster father reads it to her to calm her down and begins to teach her to read. Liesel continues to acquire or steal books that help her through some very hard times. I highly recommend this book-it brought back memories of first reading Anne Frank's diary.

Jan K., Youth Services

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