Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Book Thief

Title: The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Pages: 550
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: 5/5

****Some facts about The Book Thief****
Historical Fiction
-Death as a Narrator
-Set in Nazi Germany during the 1930's-1940's
-Liesel Meminger steals her first novel at the Graveside of her brother

The Book Thief is a novel that will stay with you for a while. Once you are done reading, you will find yourself thinking about the words for a while. The story is a great one, and is a little different that most I have read. Yes, it is told by Death, and Deaths perception of war, but it also follows the life of a girl. No, she is not Jewish, she is German. You become more aware of how children lived during the Nazi regime, and the things they liked, disliked, the struggles, and the way of life for them during that time.

The story also focuses on the power of words. How they can affect each individual, and ultimately how they can influence a nation.

The book is beautifully written, with ease, and intrigue. You find yourself indulged in a rich story, and definitely love the characters involved. I finished the book with a lot to think about, and I know this story will stick with me for some time.