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The Book Thief

2006 . Juvenile Fiction, Historical, Law & Crime, Social Issues . Markus Zusak

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About the book

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A "New York Times" bestseller for seven years running that's soon to be a major motion picture, this Printz Honor book by the author of "I Am the Messenger" is an unforgettable tale about the ability of books to feed the soul. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel 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 before he is marched to Dachau. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. "The Book Thief" is a Common Core Exemplar Text.

Year:

2006

Language:

English

Publisher:

Alfred A. Knopf

Pages:

552

ISBN:

0375831002 (ISBN13: 9780375831003)

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Reviews

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John Kamp

6 months ago

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This novel packs a lot of emotion. Though gives away one of the sadder moments at the beginning of the novel. I chose this novel due to the fact that others said it was heartbreaking. And while that's true, i feel as it gave away one of the biggest events.

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Elen Hâf

12 months ago

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makes me cry every single time i read it. could read this over and over again and never not be in awe. phenomenal book and phenomenal writing

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Mathilde Skjoldager

1 year ago

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One of my favourite books. I love that it is set in Nazi Germany, and is a story told from the perspective of a German family who is hiding a Jew. Liesel’s personal development and her friendship with Max is very interesting. The story also gives a more personal perspective on war

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Cecilie Bay Nielsen

3 months ago

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Such an amazing book! In my opinion, everybody should read it 📚

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Esther Straarup Wright

2 years ago

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One of the best books, I’ve ever read. But be ready for the tears to roll.

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Alex S

2 years ago

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A masterpiece

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