Markus Zusak's The Book Thief

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The Book Thief is a novel written by Markus Zusak. The book belongs to the genre of Novel-Historical Fiction and Roman. Markus Zusak is a 40-year old Australian writer. He is best known for The book Thief and The massenger, two novels for young adults. Both books have been international best sellers. Markus won the annual Margaret Edwards Award (an american literary award) in 2014 for his contribution to young-adult literature published in the US. The book tells how life was during the Second World War. The book is told by the Death who tells the story in a third perspective. He tells the story of a girl named Liesel, while the death tells sometimes what is going to happen or some details about the story. I think the book is written in an original way with the death narrating the story. During the story the death sometimes interrupts and tells in one or two sentences something about the story. I have never read a book like this, so it was written in a unique way for me. During the story there are many flashbacks, descriptions and changes in views.…show more content…
During the burial of her brother she stole a book called The Grave Digger's Handbook. She goes to live with Hans and Rosa Hubermann at Himmel Street in Molching. Liesel can't read and was bullied for this at school. She wanted to learn how to read so she and her new father, Hans Hubermann, began to read the book. Hans couldn't read so well himself but he wanted to help Liesel learning how to read. Liesel and Hans build a strong bond during their time reading the book. At the first few nights Liesel would have nightmares but Hans would sit with her through the night. Liesel becomes good friends with Rudy Steiner, the neigbor of the Hubermann's. Rudy likes Liesel but she wants to be

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