Friday, 23 September 2011

Review of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book ThiefDescription
Story of a young girl growing up in Nazi Germany narrated by Death. Told from a perspective of an fascinated observer, the girl's interaction with family and friends against the background of war and the Holocaust is told in a straightforward manner that captures the amazing capacity of humans to survive and support one another - or not.

My Thoughts 
I got this off Amazon for £5.00 and it was my first time ordering from online. The reason I bought this is on a group on goodreads the mods loved the book and rated it 5 stars so I just had to buy it and read it. The cover shows 2 characters.

I have never read anything by Markus Zusak ever before so I didn't know what to expect or if it were going to be interesting and good. The book is narrated by death and throughout the whole book things were mentioned which hasn't actually happened then went back to the current time, so on . I like the style of writing and I like the little images throughout the book, it kept things interesting. The emotion through out the book was so utterly breathtaking and amazing, the plot of it all was a great plot and I loved many characters. This book made me cry at points throughout the story and the end. (not saying why :P).

The book has many characters but I only want to write about some of them, the ones who I think played an important role in the story. Liesel is such a brave, amazing strong character and of young age. She does what she thinks write and I love her interest in books, or more importantly words. She was so passionate at learning to read and she was such a helpful little girl. Rudy who is her best friend is a nice, kind and silly boy but I loved that about him and he did anything he could to help Liesel and all he wanted was just a kiss. Hans who is Liesel fostered father is such an amazing, pure heated man who loved Liesel so much and helped her to learn to read and helped her through her bad nights. Then came Max who was a good listener to Liesel and they just cared for each other and helped each other through both of their bad nights and times. These characters has such a great impact in the story but I can't ignore the narrator now can I?.No. Death is who Narrates the book and I feel sorry for him, he has to watch everyone die. I loved how he grown kind of attached to Liesel and I felt a strong bond between them both. To me Rudy and Max was my favourite characters.

My overall opinion on this book is that it is heart braking, emotional, beautiful and angry. I loved this book though it is not something I would of thought of reading.




  1. I absolutely adored this book!

    There's an award for you on my blog hun :P

  2. I loved this book! I read it last year and was so wrapped up in the story and characters. I have never read a book told from Death's point of view- and it was really unique. I think your review is awesome. Very well done! I am jealous because the cover you posted is soooo much cooler than the copy I own! Still, the book is fabulous.

    I found you through Book Blogs and signed up to follow you. When you have a chance- please stop by and follow the blog for my middle grade novel that I am hoping to get published.

    Also, my co-author, Stephanie, liked your fb page today. Please like us back at:

    Take care-
    Jess- although I may show up as Fairday, the main character from my novel. I can't figure out how to fix it. :)

  3. Wow.. This makes me so happy to here you loved this review :D I will do both things :D

  4. I was wondering about this book - after reading your review I'm off to Amazon to get a copy! Thanks :)

  5. Yey :D thanks :) Love helping people read books :D


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