Friday, December 11, 2015

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Lexile; 730
Length: 576 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Awards: None
The Reading Ram Star Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars

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                     Beginning of WWII, in Germany; Liesel became an orphan. She had already lost her father. Then her mother sent her and her brother to live with another family, because she couldn't support them on her own. But her brother never made it past the train ride. Liesel was alone now, sent to live with the other family. There was a man, a very nice man. And a woman. Whose niceness was questionable. The man started to teach Liesel how to read, and she grew to love him more than she ever could've imagined.
                     Years passed. Liesel made new friends. A boy named Rudy was her best friend. She started to steal things with him to quench her hunger, and something else. The desire to read. The war also played a part in her life. It took many people away from her. And it caused many things to occur. As many accidents wreaked havoc on her life, she wrote a book. And that book is the book of her life. She lost many terrible things. She was so sad, she thought she could never get over it.
                      By the way, this book is from the perspective of  Death. He is telling Liesel's story for us. It makes for a very interesting read.
                      I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! I read it for school, and I cannot get over how deep it is. There are so many hidden meanings, so many tragedies. It was perfect! I only gave it 4.9 Stars because of the ending. It didn't specify a lot of stuff that I really wanted to know. Sorry, I can't give away any more information than that, otherwise it would ruin the book for you. I would recommend this book to 6th grade and up. Because it is a little sad, and there is a lot of bad language, even though it is in German. The bad language, not the entire book. So yeah, read it! It is AMAZING!!!!

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