Friday, February 3, 2012

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak, 552 p.

Out of all of the books I've read on Germany during World War II (I had a strange obsession with the Holocaust as a child), I had never read such a poignant book from the perspective of a German child.

All I can really say without getting too choked up is that this is, quite possibly, one of the best books I've ever read.  Ever.


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! My favorite from what I read in 2011, on at least my top ten of all time.

  2. One of my all-time favorite books. I've done this one for book discussions twice and I'll probably read it again someday. It was promoted as an adult title in the author's homeland, Australia, but as a ya title here. The groups I lead were both adult groups and both groups were captivated and touched by the book.

  3. I totally understand why its an adult novel in Australia. Yes, Liesel is a teen, but the style and subject matter really wouldn't have appealed to me as a kid. And my teens really weren't impressed (give them a few years, I say).