The Book Thief

I’ve been wanting to read and see the movie The Book Thief for awhile, so I’m glad to see someone do a comparison review!

Amanda's Book Reviews

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Genre: YA/Historical Fiction
Star Rating: ****
Content Rating: PG-13 for some language and war violence


Synopsis: It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who 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.


When I first started this book and saw it had 80 chapters plus a four-part Prologue and five-part Epilogue I figured this would be a book that would take awhile to read. Thankfully, the chapters aren’t super long, so it wasn’t as long as it seemed…

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