Book Review #1: The Book Thief- Markus Zusak

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Title: The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Publication: September 18th 2007, Alfred A. Knopf
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Historical Fiction
Pages: 550
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0375842209 / 9780375842207

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synopsis1It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still.

By her brother’s graveside, Liesel’s life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger’s Handbook, left behind there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordian-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor’s wife’s library, wherever there are books to be found.

But these are dangerous times. When Liesel’s foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel’s world is both opened up, and closed down.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. 


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“A DEFINITION NOT FOUND
IN THE DICTIONARY
Not leaving: an act of trust and love,
often deciphered by children”

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But for now, let’s just talk about how do you choose on what book/s to read. There are ways which are actually a big help to us, bookworms, and here are some:

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Hi bookworms!

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I started this because I want to share with you my love for books. And when did this bookworm thing start? I can still remember it- crystal clear.

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