The Book Thief
Posted February 19th, 2013 by JackNB
in New York
The book follows a small girl, Liesel Meminger, who is a German in the time of Nazi Germany. She steals books, hence the name "The Book Theif." Although this doesn't sound entirely gripping, the fact that it is narrated by Death and the story is told in such an engaging way made it my favorite book of all time.
Just a warning for the light-hearted: when a book is set in Nazi Germany and is narrated by Death, really only one thing can happen. Even though Death tells you what's going to happen on page four, it did not prepare me for what came. I do not cry for characters in books. I never have. So, this must not be a book, or the characters must not be characters, because I was crying for hours.
Really, the main thing that drawed me towards this was the way it was told. It may look daunting, for it is a large book, but if you enjoy the first chapter of it, then you should be able to finish it in a mere few days. It is that good.
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