Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right."
What can I say? There is no way that I could write everything that I am currently feeling. And still do this book justice.

This book is one everyone should experience at least once -- if not ten times over. It's not an easy or light read, it doesn't even have a happy ending -- how can it when it is told from Death's POV -- , but it is raw, haunting, and dare I say it, inspiring. This book shows an honest, raw look at a street called Heaven. Where a girl, her family, and a community try to understand -- even more so survive -- Hitler's hate filled Germany. Told from the POV of Death and set during the Holocaust, we get an up close look at the heartache that a German family faces when they try to hide a Jew.

Even if you read through this book and hate everything -- it will make you think. And for me, it was inspiring to see the power of good souls and kind hearted people in such dark places. People that still strived to make the world a better place.

I laughed. I cried. I fell in love with these characters. This book made me think. About a lot of different things. Amazing, moving read. Journey into the world of a Book Thief named Liesel. And let your heart grow, love, and break with hers.

I cannot recommend it enough.

Specials thanks to my Secret Santa, Rebecca from The Library Canary, for gifting me this amazing book. You rock!


  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I got it for Christmas from my mom so will hopefully be reading it soon!

  2. Glad you enjoyed it! Are you going to watch the movie? I read it but just thought it was okay. I'm planning on seeing the movie when it comes out on dvd or netflix. Great review!

    ~Pam @ Moonlight Reader