The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
First - this is the 2nd time I've read this book, and it was even better the second time around. For those who don't know, this is a story of a young girl living in Nazi Germany, but it is Death who is telling the story.
This book is absolutely haunting. From the first page to the last, you are drawn in to Death's story of Leisel. He first sees her as a young girl on the way to her foster parents, and he tells her story over the next 4 years or so, as Germany is at war.
Be prepared to cry and laugh, and in some parts of the book, your heart will break. This is not a quick, easy read but one that deserves an intense focus.
By far, this is one of the best books I've ever read.
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