Friday, April 21, 2006
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This book is amazing!!! I read almost all of it on Easter Sunday and finished with tears in my eyes for the last 25 pages. The narrator of this story is death, but the protagonist is a child who steals books from Nazi book burnings. Her voice and heart-breaking story is so endearing. Zusak's book has been marketed to young adults in some countries, but was released as an adult novel in the United States. It reminded me a lot of Jonathan Safron Foer's style, especially with the graphic sections and switches in point of view. I highly recommend this amazing book. You will not be able to put it down.