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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