This darkly brilliantly bestseller from the award-winning author of I Am the Messenger is the tale of a young girl living in Nazi Germany who discovers the awesome power—and danger—of words.
Recounted by Death itself—a hapless narrator overwhelmed by the souls it has to collect—this groundbreaking novel tells the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster child living outside Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence by stealing when she discovers something she can’t resist: books. Soon, she’s stealing them from Nazi book-burnings and sharing them with neighbors during bombing raids—and with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. Filled with astonishing, three-dimensional characters, The Book Thief is simply mesmerizing.
Hardcover Book : 560 pages
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc./Random House ( March 14, 2006 )
Item #: 12-144870
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.4inches
Product Weight: 21.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I have to add to all the other reviews... completely entrancing book. I just started getting into reading (again) and this was a GREAT book to begin with. I only read at night and looked forward every night to picking it up. Very moving, interesting and very different then you might expect.
Reviewer: Dawn B
This is one of those rare books that haunts you long after you have put it down. It brought tears to my eyes. I gave it to my 17 year old daughter to read and she loved it too. I cannot say enough about it other than this: please read this book.
Reviewer: Kristen S
This was one of my favorite books ever! I will read it again and tell all of my friends to read it! Outstanding!
Reviewer: Tina B
This lovely book is one of the best I have ever read about WWII (a subject usually too painful for me). Although I wept, I also was uplifted by the courage and beauty of individuals in the worst of circumstances. Do read it!!!!
Reviewer: Lenore B
because this book deserves 10 stars!!!
Reviewer: Joanne M