Monday, June 9, 2008

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
Tayshas 2006
Interest Level: High School
CATEGORY: Historical Fiction
TYPE: Novel

SUMMARY: A little girl finds herself in a new environment with a foster family. During the time of World War II, through tragedy she steals a book; she learns to read and begins to collect books by stealing them. She reads her stolen books in a neighbor’s cellar during air raids, and to a Jewish man taking refuge in her basement, and to a lonely neighbor.

Background on this book by Markus Zusak, featured by Random House:
About the author:

Resistance by Owen Sheers
A Storm of Swords by George R R. Martin

KEYWORDS: War, Germany, bombs, refuge, death

This was a good book to read considering that most of the books that I have read about World War II have been about the Holocaust, the Jewish massacre. This book was about some of the hardships of the underprivileged German people especially the children.

1 comment:

Book Living said...

I am glad that you included this book! It looks like it would be very interesting and could be included in a unit about WWII to give a greater sense of humanity to the German people of that time.

Nice choice!