The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak | Other |
ISBN: 0552773891 Global Overview for this book
Registered by karjim of Skyros, Evia Greece on 4/22/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by karjim from Skyros, Evia Greece on Friday, April 22, 2016
The Book Thief centers around the life of Liesel Meminger, a nine-year-old girl living in Germany during World War II. Liesel's experiences are narrated by Death, who describes both the beauty and destruction of life in this era.

After her brother's death, Liesel arrives in a distraught state at the home of her new foster parents, Hans and Rosa Hubermann. During her time there, she is exposed to the horror of the Nazi regime and struggles to find a way to preserve the innocence of her childhood in the midst of her destructive surroundings. As the political situation in Germany deteriorates, her foster parents hide a Jewish man named Max, putting the family in danger. Hans, who has developed a close relationship with Liesel, teaches her to read in secret. Recognizing the power of writing and sharing the written word, Liesel begins to not only steal books the Nazi party is looking to destroy, but also write her own stories and share the power of language with Max. As Liesel copes with the trauma of her past and the violent horrors of the war-torn world around her, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, the formation of a new family, and mostly, her life as a book thief

~~~~~ ΓΙΑ ΤΟΝ ΕΠΟΜΕΝΟ ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗ ~~~~~
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Journal Entry 3 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, April 22, 2016
Picked up from the book buffet tonight. I saw the movie and have been meaning to read the book.

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Journal Entry 4 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, March 17, 2017
This is one of those books that shouldn't work, but for some reason does - stunningly well. It's full of elements that would annoy me in a lesser book - there's a complicated and ever-changing cast of mostly flawed characters (but somehow you grow to love them all), the narrative bounces back and forth in time without warning, to the extent that one of the key moments in the plot is "spoilt" early on in the novel (except, somehow, it's not spoilt at all - knowing what's going to happen just builds the suspense even more), and, what should be its greatest failing, it relies on a gimmick (except that somehow the "gimmick" of death as narrator feels like the most natural way for the story to be told, and not gimmicky at all). Despite everything, the story grabbed hold of me from the first couple of pages, and it rapidly became one of those books that keeps you awake long into the night reading just one more chapter.

And that ending. I finished reading it while waiting for a bus last night, and it was all I could do not to burst into tears at the bus stop.

Journal Entry 5 by futurecat at Crisp Cafe in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, March 18, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (3/18/2017 UTC) at Crisp Cafe in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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Taken to this morning's meetup, where it was either picked up by one of the other bookcrossers, or left at the cafe. Happy bookcrossing to the finder!

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Journal Entry 6 by winglytteltonwitchwing at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, March 19, 2017
Picked up at the meet up this morning as it was recommended by FutureCat as a good read.

Journal Entry 7 by winglytteltonwitchwing at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Took me ages to read because I found it so intense. I cried at the end. This book was a fantastic read.

Released 2 yrs ago (10/3/2017 UTC) at Lincoln Road - details in notes in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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