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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Book Bucket List: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

There are books in your life that you come across and you know you have to read them. They can be old, they can be new but before your time runs out you have to find time to read them. Welcome to my Book Bucket List everyone!

Why it's on my Book Bucket List:
I heard that this book is amazing. It sparks something in all of our bibliophile selves as well as tell a tragic and beautiful story.

Why I haven't read it yet:
Anything written during the time of Nazi Germany, I think we can all agree are all extremely depressing. For these kinds of historical fictions I need to psych myself up to read them. Maybe the characters aren't real, but when I get into a book they feel real to me. Which makes it even harder when it's a historical fiction based on real and grievous events. I love it when a book evokes so much emotion in me that I actually cry but at the same time I don't want to make myself depressed.

Synopsis: The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

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.

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