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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

"You are going to die"

A book set during WWII and told by Death himself, you can rightfully assume that as a reader you are going to see characters die. However, the war is more of a background to Death's story of Liesel. This book is instead about the power of words. Death even said that Hitler started the war with words alone.

Liesel steals her first book before she even knows how to read, she's just compelled. After she's taught to read she becomes obsessed with books, reading them and stealing them. She steals a book out of a fire and learns why they want to burn them. Words have power to tell a different story than the one they've been told to believe.

I not only enjoyed the story, I fell in love with the language of the book. Things like words sitting on the table or words giving somebody a black eye. Words were not merely spoken they were felt and seen and tasted. Words are powerful.

I'm going to recommend this book to everyone. Anyone who enjoys reading and words should read this. It's wonderful.

5/5 stars

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