The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
Published: March 14, 2006
Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult
Format: eBook (550 pages)
It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery....
The narration style is what made this book so unique and interesting. The narrator is all-knowing and is actually a character in the story that talks to you, the reader. It’s old-fashioned to do that, but the author modernizes it by making the narrator Death.
Set it WWII, it’s a thought-provoking story on the power of words and friendship. Despite the serious subject, it still manages to be funny sometimes. Loved it!
Content Rating: Medium, for swearing in German and English. Some war violence (not graphic).