Available now: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Don’t be put off by the young adult category or the experimental format: this one is worth your time.
- If you’re open to experimental fiction and alternate formats,
- If you’re looking for something new and utterly original in Halocaust literature,
- And if you hope to be completely undone by a book once in a while, this one is for you.
Here’s my Rankings:
- 5/5 characters
- 5/5 plot
- 5/5 overall
REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER:
“Brilliant” and “life-changing” boasts the cover, and I’m not sure I can do much better, except maybe to add life-affirming. The Book Thief is uniquely narrated by a powerless Death, who must pause in his work–mandated by far reach of World War II– to notice one little girl and tell her story. Overall, the takeaway is this: in an era when it’s difficult to keep up with books before they get made into a movie, this one is worth catching. It’s disheartening and uplifting all at the same time, and it stays with you long after the last page is turned.
Available on Amazon: The Book Thief