Book Review; The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


Hey everyone,
As mentioned in my last post, I read alot of books over the Christmas holidays and this is one of them. I seen the trailer in cinema a few weeks ago [yes, there is a movie made, so read before you see!] and knew I had to read it. I borrowed it off my godmother, and after hearing numerous rave reviews I dived into the world of World War II.
About the Book;

My Opinion;
Wow. That's all I can say about this book. When I reflect on my experience reading it, I remember the beautiful way with words, in such a fluid manner. Not only is it well written, but the plot and characters are very likable. I was mentally transported to 1940's Munich, and although I'm unsure if every detail is historically correct, it gives that impression thoroughly. I learnt alot about the war throughout the book; it's as if the author had experienced the war himself. Liesel is a brave little girl, who's so mature for her age and we really see her develop as she gets older in the book. The Hubermann family, her foster family, may be a tad all over the place, but their kind actions to help a young Jewish man really made me like the book. The ending of this book nearly had me in tears- it ends so beautifully but quite sad. I honestly can't wait for the movie now, as the girl playing Liesel is exactly how I depicted her in my imagination. If you liked The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, you'll love this.
Simply because some parts of the book were a bit drawn out, and made my eyes skip over.

Have you read The Book Thief? Will you be reading it before the movie hits theaters?

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  1. Great post, Rachel! Reading about the war always deeply saddens me but the book sounds so interesting. Loved your review :) thanks for sharing!

    Love the blog's new look btw ;) xo

  2. When I saw the trailer for the movie I was the exact same, it looks so interesting! I haven't gotten around to reading it yet but I'm really looking forward to it after this review! Good job!

  3. I picked this up over here in Germany, before I realised there was a film, & I loved it. It absolutely gripped me, & after seeing the trailer, I'm nervous about watching the film because the book created a certain picture in my head!

    Chloe - Very Lovely Stuff

  4. I'd be scared to read since you compared it to the boy in striped pyjamas haha;D I joke, this does sound like a really interesting book. We're studying wartime Germany in history lessons, so I could call it educational:p Do you find historical books most interesting to read? I do! Followed you on bloglovin :)
    lily x


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