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The Book Thief

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Zusak, Markus(2006)
The Book Thief
Young Adult

During Hitler’s reign in Germany, Liesel Meminger is forced to leave her mother and go live with a foster family. On the way there her younger brother dies. This is the first time Death, the narrator of the book, sees her. As her brother is buried she steals a book from the grave digger. Even though she cannot read it she is very attached to it. With the help of her foster father, Liesel learns to read the book that she stole. Her family also takes in a young Jewish man who befriends Leisel. This touching, deep yet sometimes humorous story is a book I think everyone should read.

Reviewed by Rebecca P., Charlotte, NC

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