Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

Wow, this book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. When you pick up a book about World War II, Nazi Germany, you can't expect sunshine and puppy dogs, but I felt so many emotions. You feel Liesel's emotions; you feel like you are right there. You cry with her, you laugh with her.
Death. He tells the story from beginning to end. He gives many details of what is to come for the important people in Liesel's life; he jumps around quite a bit, but he does apologize.  Even through the foreshadowing, you don't always expect what is to come. 
This book is amazing. It makes you appreciate the little things in time of crisis, and appreciate your loved ones. It teaches you that family isn't blood, it's those who care for you, and those you care for.
This is definitely five out of five, and I will most likely be reading it again. The movie isn't bad either, but nothing beats the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of World War II fiction, love, hope, and semi-happy endings. It is a young adult novel, but I think anyone will enjoy it. 

*Spoiler Alert*

Her love of books will ultimately save her life, while everyone she loves perishes.

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