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The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

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Published: 1st November 2013
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It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as 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. But these are dangerous times. When Liesel's foster family hides a Jewish fist-fighter in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up, and closed down.

The Book Thief is a story about the power of words to make worlds. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

About the Author

Markus Zusak was born in 1975 and is the author of five books, including The Messenger and the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which is translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.

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5.0

Amazing, thought provoking wonderful

By Bessa

from Wollongong

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Reference

    I had seen the movie, read the book so bought the audio book. It is engaging to say the least. The voice of the narrator is perfect. The use of the English language is so unusual and so perfectly descriptive and captivating. I can't recommend it enough. I want to listen to it again when I get it back from my friend.

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    ISBN: 9781486205516
    ISBN-10: 1486205518
    Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
    Format: Audio CD
    Language: English
    Published: 1st November 2013
    Weight (kg): 0.5