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Established in 2007 by the Leatherby Libraries, the Community of Readers is the summer reading program for Chapman University. This program is open to everyone who has borrowing privileges at the Leatherby Libraries and a current library account, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members select books from the Leatherby Libraries and receive prizes upon submission of their first review. The only requirement is that books must be obtained through the Leatherby Libraries.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

The Book Thief

Title: The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Call Number: PR9619.4.Z87 B66 2006
Location: 3rd Floor Muth
Rating: Recommended
Book Review: Written from the perspective of Death, this book follows the story of Liesel, a young German girl who uses the power of words to survive the horrors of World War II.  Markus Zusak's innovative use of language helps create an emotionally immersive world; I admit that I may have had "dust in my eyes" during a couple of particularly poignant moments.  My only critique is that some of the themes might come across a bit heavy-handed because the book was written for a younger audience. 
Department: Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education
Status: Staff
Submitted By: Ashley Bloomfield

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