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The Book Thief | Paperback

Author: Markus Zusak | Format: Paperback

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  A truly wonderful book

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This book is definately the best I've read this year. Original and captivating. It will haunt you long after you finish it.

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  The Book Thief

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This was given to me by my daughter. At first I thought it might be just another war time story but soon became embroiled in the life of little Liesel. Sometimes sad, you are drawn into the emotions of the characters in this lovely story that doesn' t focus too much on the horror of the holocaust. It's about love, friendship,loyalty and thievery! A wonderful book.

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  a simply beautiful and truly heartwarming story

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this story handles on the holocaust, a nasty subject that is not very likely to be directly linked to beautiful things.
and yet, this is what this book does: around the main theme of the holocaust a story about true friendship, empathy and kindness is woven and told from a highly original point of view: it is Death himself that tells us this moving tale about the worst as well as the best things of the humankind.
remarkable and highly recommendable pageturner.
already looking forward to other work of markus zusak. we'll hear from this author.

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  a simply beautiful and truly heartwarming story

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this story handles on the holocaust, a nasty subject that is not very likely to be directly linked to beautiful things.
and yet, this is what this book does: around the main theme of the holocaust a story about true friendship, empathy and kindness is woven and told from a highly original point of view: it is Death himself that tells us this moving tale about the worst as well as the best things of the humankind.
remarkable and highly recommendable pageturner.
already looking forward to other work of markus zusak. we'll hear from this author.

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  Beautifully Heartbreaking

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Truly excellent. The storyline was original and the characters were masterfully drawn. The author really draws you into the emotions felt by each character. The Book Thief will make you laugh and cry. You will not be able to put this book down - a modern classic.

  Brilliant!!

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This was the best read for a long time. There was just enough information about Nazi Germany without graphics to make to wince. A fantastic story line, I sat up most of the night reading it and had to suffer at work the following day!!

  Brilliant! A modern day classic!

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BUY THIS BOOK! This is one of the most enjoyable, interesting and thought provoking books I have read in a long time. It is a touching story about a little girl growing up in Germany during the rise of Hitler. This may put people off and it did put me off I picked this up and put it back several times! But on reading it i realise that the perspective it is written from |(death) is original and the prose used by the author is light and fun meaning you do not get bogged down in the facts and figures of Nazi Germany but instead by the details of a small town and a street and a little girl and how they cope with the change going on around them. Absolutely fantastic read.

  A novel perspective on living with the holocaust

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A young girl fosterered by a german family, not pro-Nazi, near Dachau during the war years. How do you deal with the world around you at such a time, when rationing and survival have a huge impact on your decisions and opinions? Your family don't approve of what's going on but are powerless (almost) to prevent it.
Almost everyone else seems happy enough with Hitler's ideology, at least superficially. It's a good environment to write a thought provoking novel which never gets depressing and keeps you involved throughout.

  WOW!!

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This book is one of the best books iv ever read!! its unreal!! i think thats its a bit confusing at first but if you stick with it its well worth it!! Its better than the boy in the striped pjyamas!! it made me cry so much!! it shows nazi germany through the eyes of death who is telling the story of a young german girl whos family have a jew hidden in their basement! the hate hitler!! its absolutely brilliant!! i would reccomend it to everyone!!

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  A bit slow, but a touching story.

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The beginning of this book was very gripping - it is written in a very unique manner which attracted my attention and made me want to read more. However, I did find the story slow in places, and very nearly abandoned the book at about a third of the way through, but decided to stick with it. I am glad I did stick with it as this was a good and very touching story, but I do feel it lacked pace. If you are used to reading thrillers or fast paced, action-packed books, then this is probably not for you, unless you are willing stick it out through the first third of the book.