Book Read! The Book Thief
First sentence: “I am in all truthfulness attempting to be cheerful about this topic though most people find themselves hindered in believing me, no matter my protestations.”
P. 99: “At first it was a solitary job, which she never complained about.”
Last sentence: “I am haunted by humans.”
This was so beautiful… Although the topic of WW II has been (over)exploited, Zusak has found an original way to tell about the horrors of the war and of the Nazi-regime in Germany. Liesel is too young to realise everything that is going on, but she feels the danger and the anxiety and comes across enough misery in her own life to know that some things are utterly wrong. Luckily there is her friendship with Rudy and the love of her foster parents, especially her foster-father Hans, that help her cope with the world.
If you haven’t read this book, do so now. You won’t be sorry.
This was the 7th book I read for the Off The Shelf! Challenge.