Tuesday, February 12, 2013

2B Tuesday #21

2B Tuesday...Where you show a book that has been sitting on your shelf (or on your e-reader) just waiting to be read! It can be new or have been sitting there for a long time. Just show that book some love and let us know why you bought it or why it has been sitting there!

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Hardcover, 550 pages
Published March 14th 2006 by Knopf Books for Young Readers 

It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery....
Narrated by Death, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a young foster girl living outside of Munich in Nazi Germany. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist – books. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever they are to be found.
With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, Liesel learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids, as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
I have no excuse as to why I haven’t read this yet. I think part of it is that some people are having trouble getting through the first part. It seems that even those people end up giving it 5 stars though! I don’t know when I am going to get to it but I’m sure it will be this year.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts on it?

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