Monday, May 24, 2010

Book Review 1: The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is set in Nazi Germany in 1939. I like not only the story, but the writing style. It is about real people living in difficult times. Liesel is a young girl who steals books in a time when books are dangerous and are being burned by the Nazis. This is a time when decisions are important and sometimes disastrous, though the end results may not be evident immediately. When I read this book a few years ago for a book club, I checked it out of the library but when it came across my son’s school list of books he needed to read, I bought a copy. It is one we all should read.
Warning: there is some swearing, mostly in German.

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