The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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Read The Book Thief Online Free - It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

Title : The Book Thief
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ISBN : 0375831002
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 552 pages


Sophia. rated it ★★★☆☆

December 04, 2013

THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or something. Death: Shut up, Book...

La Petite Américaine rated it ★☆☆☆☆

March 13, 2017

UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. UPDATE: FEB 17, 2...

Colleen rated it ★★★★★

September 15, 2007

I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author will probably even...

Tamara rated it ★★★★★

December 04, 2013

I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the characters you read a...

Jesse (JesseTheReader) rated it ★★★★★

March 02, 2016

Video review can be found here: It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece.

Shannon (Giraffe Days) rated it ★★★★★

December 04, 2013

This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steals randomly at f...

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) rated it ★★★★★

October 27, 2011

“When death captures me,” the boy vowed, “he will feel my fist on his face.” Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having just read it herself (and kno...

Kat Kennedy rated it ★★★★☆

January 14, 2014

Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. Did you like Anne of Gr...

Emily May rated it ★★★☆☆

April 16, 2016

I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5 stars. I was l...

Nataliya rated it ★★★★★

December 14, 2015

Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrator - Death. (***I mu...

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