If you’re looking at my GoodReads, it says I’m in the middle of three books, but I’m really focusing on The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I’ve been meaning to read it for a while, and one of the book blogs I follow on Tumblr was raving about this. I guess she really pushed me to read it, inadvertently and indirectly. I’m enjoying it so far. The writing is extremely unique and I am really interested in where this book’s going.
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.
Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who 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.
In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.