16 September 2008

The Book Thief

This summer my daughter handed me a book and insisted I read it. "Better than any Harry Potter" she promised me. She wasn't kidding.

THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak is amazing. It isn't just a "good" book, it's an awe-inspiring, thought provoking novel that touches you so deeply and changes you for the better after reading it.

Set during in WWII Nazi Germany, the story is told by the unlikely narrator -- Death. And yet it isn't the story you'd think it would be. Instead it is a story of love. Love of humanity. Love of family. Love of friendship.

Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

1 comment:

Josette said...

I was initially disappointed when I began reading the book. But I agree with your daughter - it's much better than any Harry Potter book! LOL. I'm so glad I read it. One of the best books ever written.

Do check out my review. :) Thanks.