The Book Thief-Book Review

The Book ThiefTrying 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.








The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


Author: Markus Zusak

Pages: 552

Publishing Date: March 14th, 2006

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf


“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.” 

I don’t know how my review can do justice with this uniquely beautiful book. It is not going to be a long review because I am short of words to define how powerful this book was. I expected it to be good but this much wonderful, No I hadn’t.

This is the type of book which makes you feel each and every emotion, One line your heart is full of sadness next line you are giggling…I must say Death is my one of the most favourite narrator and got a serious sense of humour 😂

“The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.” 

I am still astonished how easily author defines each and every character. Everyone is different from another bust justifiable. The most interesting thing about this book is every character is grey, No one is an angle. Still, you love some and dislike others.

Rudy, Liesel and Max are my most favourite ❤

“It kills me sometimes, how people die.” 

The flow of the story, the setting, writing, characters, ending, the narrator, text format, the way chapters were named, Everything was so Perfect.

I’ll recommend it to each and everyone again and again.

“I am haunted by humans.” 

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97 thoughts on “The Book Thief-Book Review

  1. Siobhan says:

    This is one of those books which is heartbreaking and life affirming at the same time. I genuinely left my boyfriend locked outside my flat for ten minutes while I finished the book because I just couldn’t bear being interrupted! I didn’t tell him that though… I pretended I hadn’t heard the door. *Shhhh*

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  2. Karen says:

    Thanks for the review. I’ve been intrigued by this book for awhile. It seems to be one of those books that’s so beautifully written, it’s almost poetry. Will have to move it up on my to-read list!

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  3. worldofajeet says:

    Thanks for sharing your review with us. Short, crisp yet good enough to generate curiosity among the readers to go for this book. Well, at least I am definitely going to read it in case I find a copy.
    I am going to post my review on a book tomorrow. Time permitting, please do visit my page and share your views.

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  4. roseylocks says:

    I loved this book. I remember it kept coming up as a recommended book on Amazon when it first came out so I decided to buy it and was so glad I did. It’s been so long, time for a re-read I think. Great review as well!

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  5. Xstitchbee says:

    Loved this book! I remember when I first started reading I didn’t like the way it was written with death as the narrator but I soon got over that & still remember the emotions it evoked throughout the book & especially the end. It’s been a few years, I really need to read it again x

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