Review of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Review by Kylin M.

This story is about the book thief, Liesel Meminger. On the way to her foster parent’s home on a train with her brother Werner, he dies tragically. The first book she stole was at his graveside, then throughout the story she molds into a book thief. Growing close to her foster parents; Rosa and Hans Hubermann, one had an iron fist the other was an accordion-playing painter. Hans taught her to read, things were well, but times were getting even more dangerous. When her family takes in a Jewish man, Max, in their basement, they soon learn just how unjust the world really is. I loved this book, it’s narrated by death, who surprisingly isn’t as gloomy as some would think. Having death as the narrator allows the happy parts to shine brighter, and the descriptions given in the story are just amazing. It’s a mind-changing book that made me look at the world differently, but in a good way. This story makes you think, and it exposes you to new perspectives you’ve never seen before, this is for sure one of the best books I’ve read.

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