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Thursday, 6 October 2011

Book Review-The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

During World War 2, Liesel is sent away from her communist family to live with a German couple, Hans and Rosa who live near a Nazi death camp. Struggling to adjust, she makes friends with Rudy who has his own problem with Hitler Youth bullies. Liesel is finding a love of reading and begins to steal books from a private house in the town, not knowing how this will change her life while her new family risk their life to hide a Jewish man on the run.

The book is narrated by Death as he takes a special interest in this girl's life, which was an interesting slant on the story. It was beautifully written and you get caught up in the daily life of each character as they try to cope with the war. I liked seeing a book that showed how hard life was for the German people-fearing the Gestapo, joining the Nazi Party to protect themselves or risking their life to help Jewish people and death camp inmates. Hans was a wonderful character who loved Liesel as if she was his own and the development of Rosa was great to watch. She goes from being grim and scary to being a real mother. Max's story was a great addition and you are always afraid that the Nazis are going to find him and arrest the family.

This book was full of heartwarming and scary moments as we watch the war progress. There were also a few scenes that made me cry my eyes out. A really amazing book that will always live on my bookshelf!

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