The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This book came highly recommended to me by my aunt, which isn’t a total bad thing seeing that she also introduced me to “The Girl…” trilogy by Stieg Larsson.
I found this book in a second-hand shop.
Here is a small fact:
You are going to die.
1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier.
Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.
Some important information:
This novel is narrated by Death.
It’s a small story, about:
some fanatical Germans
a Jewish fist fighter
and quite a lot of thievery.
Another thing you should know:
Death will visit the Book Thief three times.
5/5 I had absolutely no idea what this book would be about except someone that steals books. But it is all about the circumstances and time period. I absolutely love the writing style that the book was written in. I also love the idea of the character “Death” that introduces us to the main character.
Of course anything on the topic of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust gets my vote.