The Book Thief by Markus Zusack
Release Date: March 14th, 2006
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 576 Pages
Sub-genre: Historical Fiction
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.
In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
You may have seen this book in the book store as well – here’s what the original book cover looks like: