Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Hey Guys, it’s time for another book review!
Today I want to share my opinion on Markus Zusak’s novel The Book Thief, which was published in 2005. Let’s see wether it is worth reading!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - Cover from Goodreads

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Cover from Goodreads


The Plot:
It’s 1939 in Germany. Liesel brother just died. The two kids had been on their way to a foster family in Munich, when death came for the little boy. It’s that very day, Liesel love affair with books begins: she finds a copy of The Gravedigger’s Handbook in the snow. Reading seems to be her only escape during this dangerous time. There’s no real chance for happiness, right?


The Rating:
When I picked up this book , I had no idea what to expect. The first surprise was the unexpected narrator. The Book Thief is told from the perspective of death himself, who always keeps an eye on little Liesel. You can already tell, this is not an ordinary novel. 
To be more precise, it’s the kid of book that rips your heart out and then tears it to shreds. The story Markus Zusak crafted is insanely intense and touching. I hadn’t expected this novel to hit me this heart, but I was moved to tears several times. Every little details comes together perfectly in this more than heartbreaking plot.
Despite all the tragic you will find, there are still moments that will bring a smile to your face, which makes the rest even sadder.

The Book Thief is an impressive piece of writing, that will touch you deep down. You won’t be able to put it down, except for the moments to have to do so in order to grab a tissue.


Did you read the book? Let me know in the comments what you think!

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