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The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
fiction
From The Jacket:A story about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. This story is narrated in the all knowing matter of fact voice of Death, witnessing the story of the citizens of Himmel Street. It is a tale of the cruel twists of fate and the coincidences on which all our lives hinge.
The writing in this book is amazing and the messages on the meaning of family and friendship even more so. Its a moving, profound novel that will be a classic. I highly recommend.
by-Johanna 2009/07/05, 05:34 PM
This is a powerful emotional story with great character development. Death is the narrator, which at first I found bazaar but in the end was a very effective tool for depicting the trials of dealing with the Holocaust, acting as a sort of buffer to the horror of it as Death is very matter of fact in this regard. It was a little hard to get into hence the 4 stars but seriously good once you did.
by-Lyn 2009/03/16, 05:06 PM
 

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