The Book Thief

An enchanting story set in Germany during World War II, about a young girl who can’t resist books. Markus Zusak’s remarkable novel follows Liesel Meminger, who has just been sent to live with a new foster family. With the help of her foster father, she learns to read… and once she’s started, she can’t stop! Liesel shares her stories with everyone. But can her new-found love of books help her out of a sticky situation? Death himself narrates the events of this multi-award-winning novel, set against the dark shadow of the Holocaust.

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    Markus Zusak has won a number of international awards, including an American Library Association Book of the Year award for The Book Thief. In 2014 he was awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for Young Adults.

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