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Review: The Book Thief

The Book Thief
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“The Book Thief” is set during Nazi World War 2 in Germany, where a young girl, Liesel, was taken in by a foster family, Hans and Rosa Hubermann, after her parents were alluded to be taken away to concentration camps. Here, she learned to read (and write) after she stole her first book from a gravedigger who was burying her dead little brother. She continued her book-stealing ways, saving a book from being burned to ashes by Nazi soldiers and from the library of the mayor’s house. Besides book-stealing, she forged a friendship (and first love) with Rudy, her neighbour, who was fond of her from the first time he set eyes on her, and Max, the Jewish fist-fighter that the Hubermanns hid in their basement.

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