The Book Thief by Markus Zusak has been on my wishlist for a long time and I never got around to actually buying it or borrowing it from the library. Whenever I decide to order it online, I will postpone the order to another day so that there are no delivery issues and it went on and on ! Finally I am putting this up here to remind myself to get myself a physical copy of this book and read it as soon as possible.
If I find the book quite good ( I have huge expectations), I will go ahead and watch the movie adaptation. I know some people don’t like watching adaptations, but I do like to see what the directors do with a great story :)
National Jewish Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (2006)
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children’s Literature (2007)
Exclusive Books Boeke Prize (2007)
The Quill Award Nominee for Young Adult/Teen (2006),
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults (Top Ten) (2007)
The book blurb from goodreads :
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.
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids – as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
I am planning to order this next week as I don’t want to wait to read this much longer :)
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