The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

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.


Alicia said:On Oct 26, 10 at 2:10pm

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

Audrey said:On Oct 26, 10 at 10:41pm

You recommended it to me!

Jeremy said:On Oct 27, 10 at 1:02am

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

Ashley said:On Aug 08, 11 at 6:05am

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

Audrey said:On Aug 08, 11 at 6:05pm

Hmm, does this comment indicate approval or disapproval?

Audrey said:On Aug 08, 11 at 9:35pm

Also, I bet I can guess the point, because I had a shockingly similar experience.

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