The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak: 4.5/5

Markus Zusak. The Book Thief. 4.5 stars. Best Thing: Unconventional. Worst Thing: The beginning.

I really, really wanted to give this book 5 stars! I had to keep reminding myself how hard it was for me to get into it—I actually started it once, at least a year before finally reading it, and couldn’t get past the first chapter. If you have this problem, keep going! It’s worth it.

This is one of those books that makes me wish I could go back and retroactively rate a lot of other books lower, just to demonstrate how good it is by comparison (looking at you, Hunger Games series!). It’s not that the other books are bad; this one is just that good. I will definitely seek out other books by this author.

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6 Responses to The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak: 4.5/5

  1. Alicia says:

    Sigh. I LOVED this book. I recommend it to everyone I know!

  2. Jeremy says:

    I am intrigued by your claims of uniqueness. And I want to see if the book gets stolen while I’m reading it.

  3. Ashley says:

    At one point, my crying was at such a level of intensity that I choked on my own snot.

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