Reviews: THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak

Another popular book among WWII reading challenge participants is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  Here is the latest round of reviews; click the links to read the entire review.

J.T. Oldfield from Bibliofreak says:

…really, the whole book is beautiful.  Sad, but beautiful.  I didn’t cry like I thought I would at the end.  My eyes teared up a bit, but that was it.  This is probably because the narrator had already prepared us for the end, by telling it flat out half way through the book.  Maybe that is part of why this is a good YA book–it’s sort of a prepared sorrow.

Mel from The Reading Life says:

“The Book Thief” shows us a lot about the reading life, how a love and obsession with reading effects the main Character Leisel and those around her. There is an old saying about deep books-“The book reads you at the same time you read it”. The narrator of the book is Death. This is a daring conceit pulled off perfectly. I even came to Like Death and felt in sympathy with him at times. The book is told in a time and place of great evil. You know it is there, you cant forget it but it does not get in the way.

**Attention participants:  Remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**

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