Aphrael (aphrael27) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

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Book #2

Title: The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 552

Book Blurb: "It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel Meminger's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Grave Digger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordian-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever there are books to be found. But these are dangerous times. When Liesel's foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up and closed down."

Review: This book is amazing. It took me a long time to pick it up and read it, but once I did, I couldn't put it down. So beautiful. So tragic. It's been a while since a book has made me cry, but this one did.

2 / 50 books. 4% done!

1558 / 15000 pages. 10% done!

Cross-posted to 15000pages and personal journal.
Tags: historical fiction, holocaust literature

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