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The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Posted February 19th, 2013 by JackNB

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A Book Review by Jack
in New York

Markus Zusak

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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This is my absolute favorite

This is my absolute favorite book of all time! It's amazing! It's funny that you said that you never cry while reading books, except when you read this book, and that's true for me too. I teared about a little when reading Harry Potter, but never have I sobbed while reading a book like I did when I read The Book Thief. It made my heartache...it really did, but it still to this day remains my favorite book. Great review!

Posted by NightOwl0_0 (a ... on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:26
OMGGS I read this over

OMGGS I read this over winter break in sixth grade and I started crying and couldn't stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHH but it was sooooooooooooo good too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Excellant review by the way :D



What happens when a semi-normal girl finds out she's part of the secret race of the Unknowns? I dunno, read it yourself to find out!! http://www.kidpub.com/book-page-or-chapter/unknown-prologue-pg-11-182411...

Posted by (Thunder Kat) on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:01
It was so good! I read it. I

It was so good! I read it. I totally recommend. 'Favorite'

Posted by Quizzical.Zizzle on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 21:39
Cool review! I've never read

Cool review! I've never read The Book Thief but now I think I'll have to! I don't know if people are supposed to give CC on a book review, but I did notice one spelling mistake. Drawed should be drew. Anyway, that's not really important.

Btw, I've never cried when reading a book either! Some books (like HP) made me sad, but I didn't actually cry.

Please read and comment on my story, My Seemingly Perfect Life --> http://www.kidpub.com/book-page-or-chapter/my-seemingly-perfect-life-cha...

Posted by Valentine (Abbey) on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 15:46

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