The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Set in Nazi Germany during World War II, the novel follows the story of a young girl who finds solace in stealing books and sharing them with others. In the midst of the horrors of war, she forms a bond with a Jewish man her foster parents are hiding in their basement. The story is narrated by Death, offering a unique perspective on the atrocities and small acts of kindness during this period. The girl's love for books becomes a metaphor for resistance against the oppressive regime.

The 559th greatest book of all time


Published
2005
Nationality
German
Type
Fiction
Pages
550-600
Words
118,000
Original Language
English

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