The Book Thief was our Kewaunee Library Book Club pick for March. As I was down and out for so long, my book club members graciously postponed discussion until next week. I can’t wait to discuss this novel. The Book Thief was a unique and wonderful book, which is very hard to summarize and explain.
The Book Thief is set in Germany during WWII. Liesel is a young girl who is sent to live with foster parents in Molching Germany. Liesel learns to fit in and love her new foster family as well as her scrappy neighbor Rudy. She is quite the trouble maker and part of it is that she likes to steal books. This is a great coming of age novel, but especially so as it is narrated by death, which visits Liesel’s young life more than seems fair. Liesel learns hard lessons about life as she grows up. There were good people and bad people and all sorts of shades of grey in WWII Germany. I can’t really explain more about this book adequately then to say it was excellent and I think everyone should read it. It made me cry at the end and I’ve thought about it a lot since I finished it.
Book Source: The Kewaunee Public Library