The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors....

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Title:The Book Thief
Author:Markus Zusak
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:The Book Thief
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:552 pages pages

The Book Thief Reviews

  • Tamara
    Jul 07, 2007

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

  • La Petite Américaine
    Jul 24, 2008

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

  • Colleen
    Aug 18, 2007

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

  • Diane
    Oct 09, 2008

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

    Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrato...

    "You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue." I'm spent. I AM SPENT.? What took me this long? what was I doing? I loved every chapter of this book and I cannot believe that it took me this long to get here. I've re...

    I had a hardcover of this book. I no longer have it. I did not even finish reading it, because it irritated me so much and when I asked if it got better no one could convince me that it was worth persevering. I know that there are many people who love this book, authors who's book ...

    I write this review under severe duress. Three-star books are always difficult to review, aren?t they? They are difficult for me, mostly because I am so dispassionate about them. It?s much easier to review something you love, or something you hate, rather than something you?ve...

    The Book Thief was published as Young Adult novel. Don?t you believe it. This is a wonderful novel, appropriate for adults of young, middle and advanced years. My wife was shedding copious tears as she finished reading the book, and insisted that I read it immediately. How could I no...

    I devoured this. I read it, then I read it again, and now I want to read it for a third time. I?ve really got to move on, but this was just so Good with a capital G. This book takes such an interesting perspective on what is, in my opinion, an overly written about period of history. ...

    i have no words. never in my life have i sobbed so hard at a book. i had to put my knitting down, then i had to stop the audio book because i was crying too hard. this book is no joke. i was going to give it 4 stars because i thought it was a little too long-winded but truly it is a ...

    Bravo Zusak! A standing ovation, a mighty opus. You stood Death on her head, removing her dark cloak and scythe, clothing her with feeling and letting us see she has eyes to see and a heart to feel, and the intellect to narrate a compelling story. I was so glad to find out she has a wo...

    Oh, Book Thief ? I first picked up this book when I was 15 years old, after I'd been hearing such glowing reviews of it here on Goodreads. I knew next to nothing about it, besides that everyone seemed to love it so much; I recall seeing a conversation where a bunch of people a...

    I don't usually write reviews, in fact this is my first on goodreads. This is a memoir of my connection to this book. My wife (yes I call my girlfriend my wife, so is the bond) gave this to me. We have a habit of gifting each other books. This was one of such events. Yet, it was ...

    I hated this book. There is so much I disliked about it that I'm not sure where to begin. I recognize that I am in the minority on this one and that many of my GR friends loved this novel, so there's no need to start screaming at me in the comments. This book just wasn't my cuppa, and ...

  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    Dec 25, 2007

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

  • Zannachan
    Jan 11, 2008

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

    Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrato...

    "You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue." I'm spent. I AM SPENT.? What took me this long? what was I doing? I loved every chapter of this book and I cannot believe that it took me this long to get here. I've re...

    I had a hardcover of this book. I no longer have it. I did not even finish reading it, because it irritated me so much and when I asked if it got better no one could convince me that it was worth persevering. I know that there are many people who love this book, authors who's book ...

  • Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩
    Aug 26, 2008

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

    Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrato...

    "You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue." I'm spent. I AM SPENT.? What took me this long? what was I doing? I loved every chapter of this book and I cannot believe that it took me this long to get here. I've re...

    I had a hardcover of this book. I no longer have it. I did not even finish reading it, because it irritated me so much and when I asked if it got better no one could convince me that it was worth persevering. I know that there are many people who love this book, authors who's book ...

    I write this review under severe duress. Three-star books are always difficult to review, aren?t they? They are difficult for me, mostly because I am so dispassionate about them. It?s much easier to review something you love, or something you hate, rather than something you?ve...

    The Book Thief was published as Young Adult novel. Don?t you believe it. This is a wonderful novel, appropriate for adults of young, middle and advanced years. My wife was shedding copious tears as she finished reading the book, and insisted that I read it immediately. How could I no...

    I devoured this. I read it, then I read it again, and now I want to read it for a third time. I?ve really got to move on, but this was just so Good with a capital G. This book takes such an interesting perspective on what is, in my opinion, an overly written about period of history. ...

    i have no words. never in my life have i sobbed so hard at a book. i had to put my knitting down, then i had to stop the audio book because i was crying too hard. this book is no joke. i was going to give it 4 stars because i thought it was a little too long-winded but truly it is a ...

    Bravo Zusak! A standing ovation, a mighty opus. You stood Death on her head, removing her dark cloak and scythe, clothing her with feeling and letting us see she has eyes to see and a heart to feel, and the intellect to narrate a compelling story. I was so glad to find out she has a wo...

    Oh, Book Thief ? I first picked up this book when I was 15 years old, after I'd been hearing such glowing reviews of it here on Goodreads. I knew next to nothing about it, besides that everyone seemed to love it so much; I recall seeing a conversation where a bunch of people a...

  • Walt
    Mar 19, 2008

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

    Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrato...

    "You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue." I'm spent. I AM SPENT.? What took me this long? what was I doing? I loved every chapter of this book and I cannot believe that it took me this long to get here. I've re...

    I had a hardcover of this book. I no longer have it. I did not even finish reading it, because it irritated me so much and when I asked if it got better no one could convince me that it was worth persevering. I know that there are many people who love this book, authors who's book ...

    I write this review under severe duress. Three-star books are always difficult to review, aren?t they? They are difficult for me, mostly because I am so dispassionate about them. It?s much easier to review something you love, or something you hate, rather than something you?ve...

    The Book Thief was published as Young Adult novel. Don?t you believe it. This is a wonderful novel, appropriate for adults of young, middle and advanced years. My wife was shedding copious tears as she finished reading the book, and insisted that I read it immediately. How could I no...

    I devoured this. I read it, then I read it again, and now I want to read it for a third time. I?ve really got to move on, but this was just so Good with a capital G. This book takes such an interesting perspective on what is, in my opinion, an overly written about period of history. ...

    i have no words. never in my life have i sobbed so hard at a book. i had to put my knitting down, then i had to stop the audio book because i was crying too hard. this book is no joke. i was going to give it 4 stars because i thought it was a little too long-winded but truly it is a ...

    Bravo Zusak! A standing ovation, a mighty opus. You stood Death on her head, removing her dark cloak and scythe, clothing her with feeling and letting us see she has eyes to see and a heart to feel, and the intellect to narrate a compelling story. I was so glad to find out she has a wo...

  • Michael
    Jun 10, 2008

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

  • Michael Kneeland
    Jul 04, 2008

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

    Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrato...

    "You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue." I'm spent. I AM SPENT.? What took me this long? what was I doing? I loved every chapter of this book and I cannot believe that it took me this long to get here. I've re...

    I had a hardcover of this book. I no longer have it. I did not even finish reading it, because it irritated me so much and when I asked if it got better no one could convince me that it was worth persevering. I know that there are many people who love this book, authors who's book ...

    I write this review under severe duress. Three-star books are always difficult to review, aren?t they? They are difficult for me, mostly because I am so dispassionate about them. It?s much easier to review something you love, or something you hate, rather than something you?ve...

    The Book Thief was published as Young Adult novel. Don?t you believe it. This is a wonderful novel, appropriate for adults of young, middle and advanced years. My wife was shedding copious tears as she finished reading the book, and insisted that I read it immediately. How could I no...

    I devoured this. I read it, then I read it again, and now I want to read it for a third time. I?ve really got to move on, but this was just so Good with a capital G. This book takes such an interesting perspective on what is, in my opinion, an overly written about period of history. ...

    i have no words. never in my life have i sobbed so hard at a book. i had to put my knitting down, then i had to stop the audio book because i was crying too hard. this book is no joke. i was going to give it 4 stars because i thought it was a little too long-winded but truly it is a ...

    Bravo Zusak! A standing ovation, a mighty opus. You stood Death on her head, removing her dark cloak and scythe, clothing her with feeling and letting us see she has eyes to see and a heart to feel, and the intellect to narrate a compelling story. I was so glad to find out she has a wo...

    Oh, Book Thief ? I first picked up this book when I was 15 years old, after I'd been hearing such glowing reviews of it here on Goodreads. I knew next to nothing about it, besides that everyone seemed to love it so much; I recall seeing a conversation where a bunch of people a...

    I don't usually write reviews, in fact this is my first on goodreads. This is a memoir of my connection to this book. My wife (yes I call my girlfriend my wife, so is the bond) gave this to me. We have a habit of gifting each other books. This was one of such events. Yet, it was ...

    I hated this book. There is so much I disliked about it that I'm not sure where to begin. I recognize that I am in the minority on this one and that many of my GR friends loved this novel, so there's no need to start screaming at me in the comments. This book just wasn't my cuppa, and ...

    I'M SHATTERED. COME ON, JUST GO READ THIS BOOK, IT WILL STICK WITH YOU FOREVER! ...

    Very good. Having Death as the narrator and having as a central protagonist a young girl in Nazi Germany make The Book Thief by Markus Zusak stand out from the crowd of books about Europe during World War II; this book is good not so much because of the story, but how the author tel...

    This was one of those books that has been sitting on my TBR list forever. Finally, I decided to give it a go. Although it isn't my usual type of book, I found it to be a beautiful story. 'The Book Thief' tells the story of a young girl, Liesel, growing up in Germany during WWII. Aft...

    {BR with Nicole} ?I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn't already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I eve...

    Occasionally, you will read a novel that offers you new ideas about what a novel can actually do, how point of view and voice can be used differently but powerfully, and how characters can be developed to such an extent that they seem more human than those we come into contact with eac...

  • Will Byrnes
    Jul 30, 2009

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

    Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrato...

    "You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue." I'm spent. I AM SPENT.? What took me this long? what was I doing? I loved every chapter of this book and I cannot believe that it took me this long to get here. I've re...

    I had a hardcover of this book. I no longer have it. I did not even finish reading it, because it irritated me so much and when I asked if it got better no one could convince me that it was worth persevering. I know that there are many people who love this book, authors who's book ...

    I write this review under severe duress. Three-star books are always difficult to review, aren?t they? They are difficult for me, mostly because I am so dispassionate about them. It?s much easier to review something you love, or something you hate, rather than something you?ve...

    The Book Thief was published as Young Adult novel. Don?t you believe it. This is a wonderful novel, appropriate for adults of young, middle and advanced years. My wife was shedding copious tears as she finished reading the book, and insisted that I read it immediately. How could I no...

  • Kat Kennedy
    Jun 03, 2010

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

  • Nataliya
    Mar 15, 2011

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

    Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrato...

  • Jason
    Apr 17, 2011

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

    Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrato...

    "You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue." I'm spent. I AM SPENT.? What took me this long? what was I doing? I loved every chapter of this book and I cannot believe that it took me this long to get here. I've re...

    I had a hardcover of this book. I no longer have it. I did not even finish reading it, because it irritated me so much and when I asked if it got better no one could convince me that it was worth persevering. I know that there are many people who love this book, authors who's book ...

    I write this review under severe duress. Three-star books are always difficult to review, aren?t they? They are difficult for me, mostly because I am so dispassionate about them. It?s much easier to review something you love, or something you hate, rather than something you?ve...

  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
    Aug 11, 2011

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

  • Emily May
    Feb 10, 2011

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

  • Lyn
    Jun 08, 2013

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

    Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrato...

    "You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue." I'm spent. I AM SPENT.? What took me this long? what was I doing? I loved every chapter of this book and I cannot believe that it took me this long to get here. I've re...

    I had a hardcover of this book. I no longer have it. I did not even finish reading it, because it irritated me so much and when I asked if it got better no one could convince me that it was worth persevering. I know that there are many people who love this book, authors who's book ...

    I write this review under severe duress. Three-star books are always difficult to review, aren?t they? They are difficult for me, mostly because I am so dispassionate about them. It?s much easier to review something you love, or something you hate, rather than something you?ve...

    The Book Thief was published as Young Adult novel. Don?t you believe it. This is a wonderful novel, appropriate for adults of young, middle and advanced years. My wife was shedding copious tears as she finished reading the book, and insisted that I read it immediately. How could I no...

    I devoured this. I read it, then I read it again, and now I want to read it for a third time. I?ve really got to move on, but this was just so Good with a capital G. This book takes such an interesting perspective on what is, in my opinion, an overly written about period of history. ...

    i have no words. never in my life have i sobbed so hard at a book. i had to put my knitting down, then i had to stop the audio book because i was crying too hard. this book is no joke. i was going to give it 4 stars because i thought it was a little too long-winded but truly it is a ...

    Bravo Zusak! A standing ovation, a mighty opus. You stood Death on her head, removing her dark cloak and scythe, clothing her with feeling and letting us see she has eyes to see and a heart to feel, and the intellect to narrate a compelling story. I was so glad to find out she has a wo...

    Oh, Book Thief ? I first picked up this book when I was 15 years old, after I'd been hearing such glowing reviews of it here on Goodreads. I knew next to nothing about it, besides that everyone seemed to love it so much; I recall seeing a conversation where a bunch of people a...

    I don't usually write reviews, in fact this is my first on goodreads. This is a memoir of my connection to this book. My wife (yes I call my girlfriend my wife, so is the bond) gave this to me. We have a habit of gifting each other books. This was one of such events. Yet, it was ...

    I hated this book. There is so much I disliked about it that I'm not sure where to begin. I recognize that I am in the minority on this one and that many of my GR friends loved this novel, so there's no need to start screaming at me in the comments. This book just wasn't my cuppa, and ...

    I'M SHATTERED. COME ON, JUST GO READ THIS BOOK, IT WILL STICK WITH YOU FOREVER! ...

    Very good. Having Death as the narrator and having as a central protagonist a young girl in Nazi Germany make The Book Thief by Markus Zusak stand out from the crowd of books about Europe during World War II; this book is good not so much because of the story, but how the author tel...

  • Sophia.
    Aug 09, 2012

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Feb 21, 2016

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

  • Zoë
    Dec 18, 2017

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

  • Ana
    Oct 20, 2015

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

    Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrato...

    "You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue." I'm spent. I AM SPENT.? What took me this long? what was I doing? I loved every chapter of this book and I cannot believe that it took me this long to get here. I've re...

    I had a hardcover of this book. I no longer have it. I did not even finish reading it, because it irritated me so much and when I asked if it got better no one could convince me that it was worth persevering. I know that there are many people who love this book, authors who's book ...

    I write this review under severe duress. Three-star books are always difficult to review, aren?t they? They are difficult for me, mostly because I am so dispassionate about them. It?s much easier to review something you love, or something you hate, rather than something you?ve...

    The Book Thief was published as Young Adult novel. Don?t you believe it. This is a wonderful novel, appropriate for adults of young, middle and advanced years. My wife was shedding copious tears as she finished reading the book, and insisted that I read it immediately. How could I no...

    I devoured this. I read it, then I read it again, and now I want to read it for a third time. I?ve really got to move on, but this was just so Good with a capital G. This book takes such an interesting perspective on what is, in my opinion, an overly written about period of history. ...

    i have no words. never in my life have i sobbed so hard at a book. i had to put my knitting down, then i had to stop the audio book because i was crying too hard. this book is no joke. i was going to give it 4 stars because i thought it was a little too long-winded but truly it is a ...

    Bravo Zusak! A standing ovation, a mighty opus. You stood Death on her head, removing her dark cloak and scythe, clothing her with feeling and letting us see she has eyes to see and a heart to feel, and the intellect to narrate a compelling story. I was so glad to find out she has a wo...

    Oh, Book Thief ? I first picked up this book when I was 15 years old, after I'd been hearing such glowing reviews of it here on Goodreads. I knew next to nothing about it, besides that everyone seemed to love it so much; I recall seeing a conversation where a bunch of people a...

    I don't usually write reviews, in fact this is my first on goodreads. This is a memoir of my connection to this book. My wife (yes I call my girlfriend my wife, so is the bond) gave this to me. We have a habit of gifting each other books. This was one of such events. Yet, it was ...

    I hated this book. There is so much I disliked about it that I'm not sure where to begin. I recognize that I am in the minority on this one and that many of my GR friends loved this novel, so there's no need to start screaming at me in the comments. This book just wasn't my cuppa, and ...

    I'M SHATTERED. COME ON, JUST GO READ THIS BOOK, IT WILL STICK WITH YOU FOREVER! ...

    Very good. Having Death as the narrator and having as a central protagonist a young girl in Nazi Germany make The Book Thief by Markus Zusak stand out from the crowd of books about Europe during World War II; this book is good not so much because of the story, but how the author tel...

    This was one of those books that has been sitting on my TBR list forever. Finally, I decided to give it a go. Although it isn't my usual type of book, I found it to be a beautiful story. 'The Book Thief' tells the story of a young girl, Liesel, growing up in Germany during WWII. Aft...

    {BR with Nicole} ?I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn't already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I eve...

  • Whitney Atkinson
    Dec 18, 2012

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

    Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrato...

    "You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue." I'm spent. I AM SPENT.? What took me this long? what was I doing? I loved every chapter of this book and I cannot believe that it took me this long to get here. I've re...

    I had a hardcover of this book. I no longer have it. I did not even finish reading it, because it irritated me so much and when I asked if it got better no one could convince me that it was worth persevering. I know that there are many people who love this book, authors who's book ...

    I write this review under severe duress. Three-star books are always difficult to review, aren?t they? They are difficult for me, mostly because I am so dispassionate about them. It?s much easier to review something you love, or something you hate, rather than something you?ve...

    The Book Thief was published as Young Adult novel. Don?t you believe it. This is a wonderful novel, appropriate for adults of young, middle and advanced years. My wife was shedding copious tears as she finished reading the book, and insisted that I read it immediately. How could I no...

    I devoured this. I read it, then I read it again, and now I want to read it for a third time. I?ve really got to move on, but this was just so Good with a capital G. This book takes such an interesting perspective on what is, in my opinion, an overly written about period of history. ...

    i have no words. never in my life have i sobbed so hard at a book. i had to put my knitting down, then i had to stop the audio book because i was crying too hard. this book is no joke. i was going to give it 4 stars because i thought it was a little too long-winded but truly it is a ...

  • Kainat 《HUFFLEPUFF & PROUD》
    Aug 19, 2016

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

    Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrato...

    "You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue." I'm spent. I AM SPENT.? What took me this long? what was I doing? I loved every chapter of this book and I cannot believe that it took me this long to get here. I've re...

    I had a hardcover of this book. I no longer have it. I did not even finish reading it, because it irritated me so much and when I asked if it got better no one could convince me that it was worth persevering. I know that there are many people who love this book, authors who's book ...

    I write this review under severe duress. Three-star books are always difficult to review, aren?t they? They are difficult for me, mostly because I am so dispassionate about them. It?s much easier to review something you love, or something you hate, rather than something you?ve...

    The Book Thief was published as Young Adult novel. Don?t you believe it. This is a wonderful novel, appropriate for adults of young, middle and advanced years. My wife was shedding copious tears as she finished reading the book, and insisted that I read it immediately. How could I no...

    I devoured this. I read it, then I read it again, and now I want to read it for a third time. I?ve really got to move on, but this was just so Good with a capital G. This book takes such an interesting perspective on what is, in my opinion, an overly written about period of history. ...

    i have no words. never in my life have i sobbed so hard at a book. i had to put my knitting down, then i had to stop the audio book because i was crying too hard. this book is no joke. i was going to give it 4 stars because i thought it was a little too long-winded but truly it is a ...

    Bravo Zusak! A standing ovation, a mighty opus. You stood Death on her head, removing her dark cloak and scythe, clothing her with feeling and letting us see she has eyes to see and a heart to feel, and the intellect to narrate a compelling story. I was so glad to find out she has a wo...

    Oh, Book Thief ? I first picked up this book when I was 15 years old, after I'd been hearing such glowing reviews of it here on Goodreads. I knew next to nothing about it, besides that everyone seemed to love it so much; I recall seeing a conversation where a bunch of people a...

    I don't usually write reviews, in fact this is my first on goodreads. This is a memoir of my connection to this book. My wife (yes I call my girlfriend my wife, so is the bond) gave this to me. We have a habit of gifting each other books. This was one of such events. Yet, it was ...

    I hated this book. There is so much I disliked about it that I'm not sure where to begin. I recognize that I am in the minority on this one and that many of my GR friends loved this novel, so there's no need to start screaming at me in the comments. This book just wasn't my cuppa, and ...

    I'M SHATTERED. COME ON, JUST GO READ THIS BOOK, IT WILL STICK WITH YOU FOREVER! ...

    Very good. Having Death as the narrator and having as a central protagonist a young girl in Nazi Germany make The Book Thief by Markus Zusak stand out from the crowd of books about Europe during World War II; this book is good not so much because of the story, but how the author tel...

    This was one of those books that has been sitting on my TBR list forever. Finally, I decided to give it a go. Although it isn't my usual type of book, I found it to be a beautiful story. 'The Book Thief' tells the story of a young girl, Liesel, growing up in Germany during WWII. Aft...

    {BR with Nicole} ?I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn't already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I eve...

    Occasionally, you will read a novel that offers you new ideas about what a novel can actually do, how point of view and voice can be used differently but powerfully, and how characters can be developed to such an extent that they seem more human than those we come into contact with eac...

    Full review posted: The Book Thief is a story for those who didn?t get a voice and damn did it break me. "I am haunted by humans" No coherency beyond this point, you?ve been warned. I mean, what can I say that already hasn?t been said about this book? - Narrate...

    THE BEST BOOK I'VE READ ALL YEAR! "He was the crazy one who had painted himself black and defeated the world." "She was the book thief without the words." Was that really necessary?! I cheated, i got impatient and decided to watch the movie in the middle of the bo...

  • Candace
    Nov 11, 2016

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

    Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrato...

    "You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue." I'm spent. I AM SPENT.? What took me this long? what was I doing? I loved every chapter of this book and I cannot believe that it took me this long to get here. I've re...

    I had a hardcover of this book. I no longer have it. I did not even finish reading it, because it irritated me so much and when I asked if it got better no one could convince me that it was worth persevering. I know that there are many people who love this book, authors who's book ...

    I write this review under severe duress. Three-star books are always difficult to review, aren?t they? They are difficult for me, mostly because I am so dispassionate about them. It?s much easier to review something you love, or something you hate, rather than something you?ve...

    The Book Thief was published as Young Adult novel. Don?t you believe it. This is a wonderful novel, appropriate for adults of young, middle and advanced years. My wife was shedding copious tears as she finished reading the book, and insisted that I read it immediately. How could I no...

    I devoured this. I read it, then I read it again, and now I want to read it for a third time. I?ve really got to move on, but this was just so Good with a capital G. This book takes such an interesting perspective on what is, in my opinion, an overly written about period of history. ...

    i have no words. never in my life have i sobbed so hard at a book. i had to put my knitting down, then i had to stop the audio book because i was crying too hard. this book is no joke. i was going to give it 4 stars because i thought it was a little too long-winded but truly it is a ...

    Bravo Zusak! A standing ovation, a mighty opus. You stood Death on her head, removing her dark cloak and scythe, clothing her with feeling and letting us see she has eyes to see and a heart to feel, and the intellect to narrate a compelling story. I was so glad to find out she has a wo...

    Oh, Book Thief ? I first picked up this book when I was 15 years old, after I'd been hearing such glowing reviews of it here on Goodreads. I knew next to nothing about it, besides that everyone seemed to love it so much; I recall seeing a conversation where a bunch of people a...

    I don't usually write reviews, in fact this is my first on goodreads. This is a memoir of my connection to this book. My wife (yes I call my girlfriend my wife, so is the bond) gave this to me. We have a habit of gifting each other books. This was one of such events. Yet, it was ...

    I hated this book. There is so much I disliked about it that I'm not sure where to begin. I recognize that I am in the minority on this one and that many of my GR friends loved this novel, so there's no need to start screaming at me in the comments. This book just wasn't my cuppa, and ...

    I'M SHATTERED. COME ON, JUST GO READ THIS BOOK, IT WILL STICK WITH YOU FOREVER! ...

    Very good. Having Death as the narrator and having as a central protagonist a young girl in Nazi Germany make The Book Thief by Markus Zusak stand out from the crowd of books about Europe during World War II; this book is good not so much because of the story, but how the author tel...

    This was one of those books that has been sitting on my TBR list forever. Finally, I decided to give it a go. Although it isn't my usual type of book, I found it to be a beautiful story. 'The Book Thief' tells the story of a young girl, Liesel, growing up in Germany during WWII. Aft...

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Nov 21, 2015

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

    Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrato...

    "You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue." I'm spent. I AM SPENT.? What took me this long? what was I doing? I loved every chapter of this book and I cannot believe that it took me this long to get here. I've re...

    I had a hardcover of this book. I no longer have it. I did not even finish reading it, because it irritated me so much and when I asked if it got better no one could convince me that it was worth persevering. I know that there are many people who love this book, authors who's book ...

    I write this review under severe duress. Three-star books are always difficult to review, aren?t they? They are difficult for me, mostly because I am so dispassionate about them. It?s much easier to review something you love, or something you hate, rather than something you?ve...

    The Book Thief was published as Young Adult novel. Don?t you believe it. This is a wonderful novel, appropriate for adults of young, middle and advanced years. My wife was shedding copious tears as she finished reading the book, and insisted that I read it immediately. How could I no...

    I devoured this. I read it, then I read it again, and now I want to read it for a third time. I?ve really got to move on, but this was just so Good with a capital G. This book takes such an interesting perspective on what is, in my opinion, an overly written about period of history. ...

  • softlykaz (on hiatus)
    Oct 08, 2017

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

  • maymay❀
    Jul 27, 2017

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

    Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrato...

    "You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue." I'm spent. I AM SPENT.? What took me this long? what was I doing? I loved every chapter of this book and I cannot believe that it took me this long to get here. I've re...

    I had a hardcover of this book. I no longer have it. I did not even finish reading it, because it irritated me so much and when I asked if it got better no one could convince me that it was worth persevering. I know that there are many people who love this book, authors who's book ...

    I write this review under severe duress. Three-star books are always difficult to review, aren?t they? They are difficult for me, mostly because I am so dispassionate about them. It?s much easier to review something you love, or something you hate, rather than something you?ve...

    The Book Thief was published as Young Adult novel. Don?t you believe it. This is a wonderful novel, appropriate for adults of young, middle and advanced years. My wife was shedding copious tears as she finished reading the book, and insisted that I read it immediately. How could I no...

    I devoured this. I read it, then I read it again, and now I want to read it for a third time. I?ve really got to move on, but this was just so Good with a capital G. This book takes such an interesting perspective on what is, in my opinion, an overly written about period of history. ...

    i have no words. never in my life have i sobbed so hard at a book. i had to put my knitting down, then i had to stop the audio book because i was crying too hard. this book is no joke. i was going to give it 4 stars because i thought it was a little too long-winded but truly it is a ...

    Bravo Zusak! A standing ovation, a mighty opus. You stood Death on her head, removing her dark cloak and scythe, clothing her with feeling and letting us see she has eyes to see and a heart to feel, and the intellect to narrate a compelling story. I was so glad to find out she has a wo...

    Oh, Book Thief ? I first picked up this book when I was 15 years old, after I'd been hearing such glowing reviews of it here on Goodreads. I knew next to nothing about it, besides that everyone seemed to love it so much; I recall seeing a conversation where a bunch of people a...

    I don't usually write reviews, in fact this is my first on goodreads. This is a memoir of my connection to this book. My wife (yes I call my girlfriend my wife, so is the bond) gave this to me. We have a habit of gifting each other books. This was one of such events. Yet, it was ...

    I hated this book. There is so much I disliked about it that I'm not sure where to begin. I recognize that I am in the minority on this one and that many of my GR friends loved this novel, so there's no need to start screaming at me in the comments. This book just wasn't my cuppa, and ...

    I'M SHATTERED. COME ON, JUST GO READ THIS BOOK, IT WILL STICK WITH YOU FOREVER! ...

    Very good. Having Death as the narrator and having as a central protagonist a young girl in Nazi Germany make The Book Thief by Markus Zusak stand out from the crowd of books about Europe during World War II; this book is good not so much because of the story, but how the author tel...

    This was one of those books that has been sitting on my TBR list forever. Finally, I decided to give it a go. Although it isn't my usual type of book, I found it to be a beautiful story. 'The Book Thief' tells the story of a young girl, Liesel, growing up in Germany during WWII. Aft...

    {BR with Nicole} ?I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn't already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I eve...

    Occasionally, you will read a novel that offers you new ideas about what a novel can actually do, how point of view and voice can be used differently but powerfully, and how characters can be developed to such an extent that they seem more human than those we come into contact with eac...

    Full review posted: The Book Thief is a story for those who didn?t get a voice and damn did it break me. "I am haunted by humans" No coherency beyond this point, you?ve been warned. I mean, what can I say that already hasn?t been said about this book? - Narrate...

  • Elizabeth Sagan
    Jun 22, 2017

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

    Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrato...

    "You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue." I'm spent. I AM SPENT.? What took me this long? what was I doing? I loved every chapter of this book and I cannot believe that it took me this long to get here. I've re...

    I had a hardcover of this book. I no longer have it. I did not even finish reading it, because it irritated me so much and when I asked if it got better no one could convince me that it was worth persevering. I know that there are many people who love this book, authors who's book ...

    I write this review under severe duress. Three-star books are always difficult to review, aren?t they? They are difficult for me, mostly because I am so dispassionate about them. It?s much easier to review something you love, or something you hate, rather than something you?ve...

    The Book Thief was published as Young Adult novel. Don?t you believe it. This is a wonderful novel, appropriate for adults of young, middle and advanced years. My wife was shedding copious tears as she finished reading the book, and insisted that I read it immediately. How could I no...

    I devoured this. I read it, then I read it again, and now I want to read it for a third time. I?ve really got to move on, but this was just so Good with a capital G. This book takes such an interesting perspective on what is, in my opinion, an overly written about period of history. ...

    i have no words. never in my life have i sobbed so hard at a book. i had to put my knitting down, then i had to stop the audio book because i was crying too hard. this book is no joke. i was going to give it 4 stars because i thought it was a little too long-winded but truly it is a ...

    Bravo Zusak! A standing ovation, a mighty opus. You stood Death on her head, removing her dark cloak and scythe, clothing her with feeling and letting us see she has eyes to see and a heart to feel, and the intellect to narrate a compelling story. I was so glad to find out she has a wo...

    Oh, Book Thief ? I first picked up this book when I was 15 years old, after I'd been hearing such glowing reviews of it here on Goodreads. I knew next to nothing about it, besides that everyone seemed to love it so much; I recall seeing a conversation where a bunch of people a...

    I don't usually write reviews, in fact this is my first on goodreads. This is a memoir of my connection to this book. My wife (yes I call my girlfriend my wife, so is the bond) gave this to me. We have a habit of gifting each other books. This was one of such events. Yet, it was ...

    I hated this book. There is so much I disliked about it that I'm not sure where to begin. I recognize that I am in the minority on this one and that many of my GR friends loved this novel, so there's no need to start screaming at me in the comments. This book just wasn't my cuppa, and ...

    I'M SHATTERED. COME ON, JUST GO READ THIS BOOK, IT WILL STICK WITH YOU FOREVER! ...

  • Archit Ojha
    Apr 04, 2016

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

    Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrato...

    "You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue." I'm spent. I AM SPENT.? What took me this long? what was I doing? I loved every chapter of this book and I cannot believe that it took me this long to get here. I've re...

    I had a hardcover of this book. I no longer have it. I did not even finish reading it, because it irritated me so much and when I asked if it got better no one could convince me that it was worth persevering. I know that there are many people who love this book, authors who's book ...

    I write this review under severe duress. Three-star books are always difficult to review, aren?t they? They are difficult for me, mostly because I am so dispassionate about them. It?s much easier to review something you love, or something you hate, rather than something you?ve...

    The Book Thief was published as Young Adult novel. Don?t you believe it. This is a wonderful novel, appropriate for adults of young, middle and advanced years. My wife was shedding copious tears as she finished reading the book, and insisted that I read it immediately. How could I no...

    I devoured this. I read it, then I read it again, and now I want to read it for a third time. I?ve really got to move on, but this was just so Good with a capital G. This book takes such an interesting perspective on what is, in my opinion, an overly written about period of history. ...

    i have no words. never in my life have i sobbed so hard at a book. i had to put my knitting down, then i had to stop the audio book because i was crying too hard. this book is no joke. i was going to give it 4 stars because i thought it was a little too long-winded but truly it is a ...

    Bravo Zusak! A standing ovation, a mighty opus. You stood Death on her head, removing her dark cloak and scythe, clothing her with feeling and letting us see she has eyes to see and a heart to feel, and the intellect to narrate a compelling story. I was so glad to find out she has a wo...

    Oh, Book Thief ? I first picked up this book when I was 15 years old, after I'd been hearing such glowing reviews of it here on Goodreads. I knew next to nothing about it, besides that everyone seemed to love it so much; I recall seeing a conversation where a bunch of people a...

    I don't usually write reviews, in fact this is my first on goodreads. This is a memoir of my connection to this book. My wife (yes I call my girlfriend my wife, so is the bond) gave this to me. We have a habit of gifting each other books. This was one of such events. Yet, it was ...

  • ❄️Nani❄️
    Jun 21, 2017

    THE BOOK THIEF: A Summary. Liesel: Hi, I'm Liesel. I have no personality, but I'm a cute little girl. Death: Her name is not Liesel. Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the book. Liesel: Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or somethin...

    This is a book to treasure, a new classic. I absolutely loved it. Set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. So, in a way, they are both book thieves. Liesel steal...

    UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressed. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. ...

    I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so: 1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people. 2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard enough about that. The author w...

    I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for you. If you don't like experimental fiction, this book is not for you. If you love to read and if you love to care about the charac...

    Video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/rzEHcw769xg It's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece. ...

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible ...

    ?When death captures me,? the boy vowed, ?he will feel my fist on his face.? Personally, I quite like that. Such stupid gallantry. Yes. I like that a lot. A few days ago, when I was starting The Book Thief, my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table. Having ...

    I hate it when this happens, I truly do. It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming... I mean, what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5...

    Read during my holiday 24-hour readathon, #readathonbyzoe! Watch the vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLPp... ...

    Just to clarify: Yes, I did cry. I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. I can see why people wouldn't like it - I really can. Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally, I found I enjoyed it a lot. Quick test to see if you'll like this book: 1. ...

    I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one. I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed. I found the writing stilted and stuttering (hard to stutter in writing,...

    Wow. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me. But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try. This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul-shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly-omniscient, fascinated by humans narrato...

    "You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue." I'm spent. I AM SPENT.? What took me this long? what was I doing? I loved every chapter of this book and I cannot believe that it took me this long to get here. I've re...