HERE IS A SMALL FACT: YOU ARE GOING TO DIE. 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier.
Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with her foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.
SOME MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION: THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH.
It's a small story, about: a girl an accordionist some fanatical Germans a Jewish fist fighter and quite a lot of thievery.
ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW: DEATH WILL VISIT THE BOOK THIEF THREE TIMES.
goodreads rating: 4.38
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. ~Ferris Bueller~
“I wasn't aware that words could hold so much. I didn't know a sentence could be so full.” ― Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing
There is just something about it that I can't quite put my finger on but it feels quite magical when you read it. It was also interesting to read a story from the perspective of german people who were also appalled by the atrocities they witnessed.
I loved the relationships that Liesel formed with the people around her and how deeply she cared for them even if she did mostly struggle to articulate it. I also loved how the author was able to weave in the reality of the holocaust and the treatment of the Jewish people in a really subtle but poignant way.
The other lasting impression this book left me with is that really are no winners in war. Both sides end up with it's victims, innocent lives lost and irreparable damage to minds, bodies and souls.
I've seen so many young men over the years who think they're running at other young men. They are not. They're running at me
This book is beautiful and heartbreaking and quite wonderful.
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