The book thief – Markus Zusak

Liesel Meminger is the book thief – with her story told by the omniscient narrator Death, who often is dangerously, and relentlessly, close to the narrative. Scarred by her younger brother’s death and living with a foster family during World War Two, Liesel comes to understand the compelling power of words, as her foster father lulls her to sleep by reading her first book theft: The Gravedigger’s Handbook. Over the subsequent years, her love of books helps her build important relationships, which help her survive the hardships of war. With often beautifully poetic prose, this novel does compel the reader to read on to discover what happens to not only Liesel, but her foster family, and Max – the Jewish refugee hiding in the cellar.

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