'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.'

I absolutely adore this book.

This book was such a wonderful read. Narrated by 'Death', this book covers the upbringing of a young girl during World War 2. I loved getting to read about the effects of War on a young mind, and I thought having 'Death' as the narrator was an absolutely brilliant idea.

This book of course takes place during World War 2, so I wasnt surprised to see stories about the conflict and the Holocaust appearing in this book. I loved seeing Liesel trying to navigate these issues at such a young age.

Another great aspect of this book was Liesel's discovery and then love of books. The scenes revolving around Liesel's love of books were so beautifully written and really added something to this story; a kind of innocent sweetness.

The relationships between Liesel and the other characters in this book were so perfectly crafted. They really grew with the story and you could see the way these relationships changed as Liesel grew up and matured.

I honestly don't have a bad thing to say about this book. It is one of my all time favourite books and I think it is a book that everyone should read at least once in their life time.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a once in a life time book that will stay with you long after the final page.

 

Published by Geramie Kate Barker