Friday, December 14, 2012

Lets look at.... The Book Thief

Set in Nazi Germany at the beginning of the Second World War. Liesel Meminger and her younger brother are being taken by their mother to live with a foster family outside Munich. As Leisels way of coping with all the changes in her family situation she turns to books.

Liesel, with the help of her accordion-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever there are books to be found.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has written one of the most enduring stories of our time.

Check your library catalogue to reserve your copy now.


Starfire said...

I don't normally read this genre but I really enjoyed it! I think anyone could pick this up and give it a go. It's surprisingly awesome.

Reewel said...

This book has been on my bucket list for a long time. I plan on reading it over the New Year break. I will let you know if I agree with you.

JRo said...

I agree with Starfire, not my usual genre but it was recommended and I gave it a go. Enjoyed it so much I bought it for 3 family members for christmas.

Marianne said...

This is one book I will read, Markus Zusak is a delight. His book The Messenger was a pure pleasure to read.