Release Date: March 14, 2006
Pages: 552 pages
Source: Retail Store
Genre: Historical Fiction, YA Historical Fiction
Review Date: March 8,, 2014
Rating: 3 bookmarks
Synopsis: 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.
The story was good from the beginning, but yet I still found myself putting the book down to read other things. Yes, it's strange that something is good and still I'm able to put it down. Maybe it's the subject matter, but eventually I did really get into the story. This book does contain a serious and heavy subject matter. Somehow Zusak was able to bring us into Germany during the worst time ever and make the reader see and feel what it was like for a young girl and her foster family,Hans and Rosa Hubermann, yet still keeping the story balanced with some funny and quirky scenes. This way the entire story wasn't doom and gloom.