Theme Twenty-Seven: Literacy
The Book Thief ~ Liesel Meminger
"Oh I’m sorry, were you trying to read my pillow?"
There is absolutely nothing guilty about the pleasure of reading.
REVIEW: “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak
Title: The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Page Count: 550
Recommend: Yes - especially if you like historical fiction, particularly that which deals with WWII and the Holocaust. If you like this, try Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Bankman (Prisoner of Night and Fog Review).
Plot summary: Liesel Meminger’s life changes the day she steals a book for the first time. She can’t yet read, but words and books become one of the most vital things in her life. Her foster-father, Hans Hubermann, gives her one of the most precious gifts: he teaches her to read. She shares her books with her neighbours during bomb raids, and recruits Rudy to help her steal more books. And a young Jewish man is hiding in her basement, creating books just for her. But living in Germany during WWII is dangerous, and Liesel soon learns the reality of the war and the consequences it has for people she knows and loves.
The Book Thief is a stunning novel about love, friendship, family, death, and grief in a time and place in which the world is destroying itself.
Journal: A Thief and The Power of Words
I’m nearing the end of The Book Thief and wow wow wow. It’s stunning. I can’t wait to post a review for you all to share my thoughts on it and my reading journey.
Spotted at Indigo (Montréal) the other day! A cute Emma little bag! I love the arrow design!
Day 17: Spine of Book
The stripped spine of Landline gets me every time. Gorgeous.
I just want walls and walls of books, book I have read, books I want to read, just books, always books.
Books don’t necessarily cure sadness but they are dependable and consoling. They don’t zap away the problems in your life but they take you into another world where your problems become so much lighter. I really think I’d go mad without books.