The Book Theif by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

The Book Thief is a war story. It is located in a small village in Germany, in time of the World War 2. We meet a little girl and we follow her life through the war.
Liesel, the book theif, is fascinated by words. She find them as the only thing to help her keep going after the events she has experienced before. She won't give up; she is barely ten when we meet her but she seems like a grown-up, she thinks like one and definitely acts like one.

The characters in the book are well described; her foster parents, her friends and every important character who joins the story. We sense Liesel's feeling toward them and I felt the same feeling as hers; I had a strong connection with her point of view and the way she sees them.

The plot was everything but boring. Every time I suspected I'd not like a specific part, I was proved wrong. I couldn't put it down, though I was planning a break. I had to know what's going to happen. I felt the hidden hints in the writing and read the obvious ones and knew I couldn't have a break- the mystery would have killed me.

The only thing that bothered me in this book is its writing. I know it's special, it's freshing to read something new from time to time. However, I could not relate to it. I had thought I'd get used to it as the book continues, but I didn't. Don't get me wrong, I didn't hate it or something, but I think sometimes it was a bit too much.

The Book Theif is definitely a book I'm going to recommend; I loved it, I needed it and I don't get why I haven't read it earlier. No questions, this book will lead me toward history books, really soon.

And, because this book has so many awesome quotes, I can't help but mentioning one:
"I have hated words and I loved them, and I hope I have made them right."

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