what i’m reading {the book thief}

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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{description from Shelfari}

Set during World War II in Nazi Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing something she can’t resist — books. With the help of her best friend, Rudy, she learns to live on Himmel Street after her brother dies on the train ride there. She learns to read thanks to her accordion-playing foster father, Hans Hubermann, and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man who took refuge in her basement. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul and human spirit.

{my thoughts}

I wasn’t sure about this book at first. I had kind of a hard time getting into the book at the beginning but I had heard tons of good things about it so I didn’t want to give up. Once I got into the story, I absolutely loved it. I have always been interested in the holocaust and have read lots of other books about the subject. I loved the point of view of this book and all of the different twists and turns it took. It ended up being a wonderful read and I would definitely recommend this book.

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