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Book Thief
Book Thief | Markus Zusak
The extraordinary #1"New York Times"bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can t resist books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of "I Am the Messenger, " has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time."
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yourfavouritemixtape
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Mehso-so

Even though it is in my favourite „genre“ books with/about books, I never read this. Now I had to because it was a bookclub pick and I struggled. The scattered storytelling never let me fully get into the story. I liked the characters but I think it would have been much more powerful if their story would have been told differently.

Ruthiella I didn‘t care for this book either. 3w
yourfavouritemixtape @Ruthiella Thank you! It sometimes feels a bit weird not connecting to a book that got so much praise 3w
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Coleen_Nieto
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1. I never take the item on top. If there are a stack of books at a store I never take the first copy.
2. If I have a pen with no top I will not use it. Clicker pens are not my first choice, but I can get around the missing top thing with clicker pen.
3. I have a visceral reaction to someone popping their knuckles.

#TLT #threelistthursday @dabbe

dabbe #1: It's good to do that with everything; you never know where the top one has been! 😂
#2: #ditto! 🤩
#3: For me, it's nails on a chalkboard (I'm a retired teacher). #shudder
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Shelm1
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak

“People observe the colors of a day only at its beginnings and ends, but to me, it's quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations, with each passing moment."

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Shelm1
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak

Zusak's unique narrative style and well-drawn characters make it a poignant exploration of love, loss, and resilience. The book has such an amazing emotional depth and thought-provoking themes that captivate young audiences.

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Shelm1
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This book is powerful and moving novel set in Nazi Germany. It's narrated by Death and follows the life of Liesel Meminger, a young girl living with foster parents. The story revolves around the impact of words, literature, and the human spirit during a tumultuous time.

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sophiekinnett
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak

The book is about a girl coming of age in Germany during World War II, with Death serving as the narrator. In coping with the harrowing events of the time, Liesel and her Jewish friend Max resort to stealing books to distract themselves. the book balances reality and imagination by anchoring itself in historical events but having an unexpected narrator.

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nanuska_153
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They have punctured hearts.
They have beaten lungs.

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nanuska_153
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While death is busy collecting the souls of so many death in Nazi Germany,he can't help looking at Liesel's life,a little girl who was adopted after her parents were sent to a concentration camp and that becomes a book thief.I loved to see the day to day in Nazi Germany from a kids perspective,still room for lot of a lot of heartwarming occasions, lots of lovable characters. The whole book is great, but the first chapter was probably my favourite.

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Robotswithpersonality
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Glad I gave Zusak another try after I Am the Messenger, but this solidifies my impression that his stories carry an emotional impact that I have to brace myself for. I appreciate that it shows how Germany had both fanatical bigots AND those who stood against Nazi hate, prejudice and violence, to varying degrees of ability and courage, all the while knowing the danger of facing such an oppressive force even as a citizen. 1/?

Robotswithpersonality 2/2 The quietest observations and moments were the ones that broke me. Turns out the only thing lonelier than being the loved one left behind is being the figure of Death. On a slightly lighter note, I am enamoured with the story structure (parts labelled with subdivided sections, font and formatting changes for emphasis) and snippets of multimedia, i.e. Max's two stories with illustrations. At the same time I highly recommend a tandem read, it helped me get through difficult moments to have the audio book, and the narrator brings out the power of certain passages. 6mo
Robotswithpersonality I haven't heard much acclaim for Bridge of Clay, but at this point, a chance to experience Zusak's writing again will mean at least giving it a try. 6mo
Robotswithpersonality ⚠️ references to Holocaust deaths, violence of war, antisemitism, racism, starvation/malnutrition, corporal punishment, fatphobia 6mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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Consider me destroyed. 💔

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Robotswithpersonality
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Get better, OR ELSE. 😅

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Robotswithpersonality
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Gender neutral! ? I like the "It simply is." Feel like when it comes to discussions of gender identity, that could come in handy....

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Robotswithpersonality
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The observation just struck me. I often end up surveying the sky to rest my eyes when walking downtown, take them off the crowd by the crosswalk, but I do end up more captivated at sunrise and sunset. What if I catalogued all the shades of light and sky in the times in between?

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Eggs
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“When Death has a story to tell, you listen.”

#NonhumanProtag

#BookBinge

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 7mo
Eggs 🙏🏻💙🙏🏻 7mo
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Cosmos_Moon
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I just cried onto the pages finishing this tonight. It is a beautiful sad story. Loved it, loved the characters and wanted them all to live, love and be happy. Most don‘t get that chance. Death tells the story with care and compassion, gently lifting away the souls lost and collecting colors.

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Christinak
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This has been on my TBR forever! Finally reading it… what took me so long?

LinesUponAPage One of my favorite books. Such a different and fantastic narrator than other Holocaust books. 9mo
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thewallflower0707
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#TheBookThief is one of my absolute favourite books 📖, and I‘m happy I own the English version now too! Although, I have to admit that this book is actually better in the German translation?! It works so much better without random German phrases sprinkled in.

I‘m spending the long weekend at my parents and today, we used our small boat 🚤 for the 1st time this year and enjoyed the sun ☀️.

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Fischsl
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This book was a cool read it shows so much emotion. I would recommend if you like history novels.

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cecewalshh
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak

“I was foolish.“
“No,“ Papa said. “You were a boy.“

Sola M Just basement. Just Jewish. 10mo
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audreydeboer
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
Mehso-so

I enjoyed the plot of the book thief. It was interesting how death was the narrator, but it was very sad as well. I did however get a little more insight about the holocaust through this book.

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solglende
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This book is a great depiction of the struggle of the people who‘s lives were changed because of World War II. It shows it from the perspective of the people in Germany who did not conform to the Nazi regime. It filled a young girl who‘s life is torn apart by the war but finds her way of getting through by reading books.

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Aleksei
Book Thief | Markus Zusak

good book

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karakozinski
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
Mehso-so

the book was interesting, but too slow for my liking. there was a plot, but it was extremely slow paced. the end is really sad.

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auroraleckwee
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
Mehso-so

I like the storyline but I didn‘t like how slow it was. The ending was sad

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Crystal83
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I loved this book!!! It was great!!! I had all sorts of emotions while reading this book. It was a great take on World War II!!! I love the characters so much!!! I rated this book a 5 out of 5 stars!!! #20in4 readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 A favourite of mine. Well done 👏👏👏 10mo
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Annakiesey
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Mehso-so

I liked the book. It showed a lot on what was happening with the war to the people that weren‘t a part of that actually war part. Young and old and how it affected them.

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eeschultz
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pretty good, have read it before and makes me cry every time

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cecewalshh
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak

This book is written in a unique style, as it is told from the perspective of Death but follows the story of a 10-year-old girl named Liesel. The writing is broken up by announcements or interjections in bold font that clarify aspects of the story, which helps with the flow of the story. I like the third-person narrative because it offers insight into all the characters and into the mind of Death himself.

Sola M nice! 10mo
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Rachel52
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Brilliant book, really heartbreaking and Death as the narrator gives it a very unique prospective.

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Erinreadsthebooks
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Seriously, what took me so long to read this book? It‘s heartbreaking and stunning and so beautifully written. I loved it. This one deserves all of the hype. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Erinreadsthebooks
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Sad subject, superb writing 🤌

CollapsingLibrary Every time I read this book I‘m blown away by the quality of the writing 11mo
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451Degrees
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A reread but for the life of me I couldn‘t remember anything about the book from when I read it the first time 🤦🏻‍♀️ and I‘m so glad I reread it. An absolutely wonderful way to tell a story especially during WWII from Deaths perspective. And although it‘s a tough and heartbreaking read, most of the book is so lively following Liesel around!

Allylu This is one of my favorite books of all time. 11mo
451Degrees @Allylu it is so brilliant!❤️ 11mo
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fortune_bookie
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I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn't already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant.

K.M.-Forester I absolutely loved this book when I read it back on school. I think it‘s time to revisit it again ❤️ 12mo
Picking_Books I loved this book so much. It has been years since I read it though. I am definitely going to give it another read 12mo
fortune_bookie @K.M.-Forester At first I was intimidated with this book so I always put this on hold. But during the height of the pandemic I gave this a try and found myself hooked. 🩷 12mo
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fortune_bookie @Picking_Books You have to read it again. I tried to watch its movie too. 🩷 (edited) 12mo
Picking_Books @fortune_bookie I didn‘t even realize a movie was made of it. Did you like it? 12mo
fortune_bookie @Picking_Books It was good. But the book was better. 🩷 12mo
TheLudicReader ❤️ 12mo
TheLudicReader I just meant that I loved this book, @fortune_bookie . 😀 12mo
fortune_bookie @TheLudicReader Haha yay! Same. 🩷 12mo
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Erinreadsthebooks
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Me…tomorrow morning, no doubt. 🙋‍♀️😅😴

Aims42 Ughhh, same 🤦‍♀️ 12mo
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lauraisntwilder
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My son had to read and annotate The Book Thief for school, so I decided to do it with him. He had to have 20 annotations per section, so he had a lot more than I did. We finished today, with both of us crying A LOT.

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Erinreadsthebooks
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Any other Zach Bryan fans out there? ❤️😎🎶🎤😁

Ruthiella Just listened to it. What a beautiful song. ❤️ 12mo
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Maallen
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A heart breaking read, but could not put it down.

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thewallflower0707
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I‘m in Berlin this weekend. This is a memorial at the Bahnhof Friedrichstraße. It‘s called Trains to Death, Trains to Life 1938-1945 and it remembers the deported families. Most of them were deported to the East, where they were brutally murdered. Only some of them had the chance to flee Germany and to survive. Yesterday was the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. We remember.

#Berlin #History

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steinbnl-lps
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Very interesting to have death as the author. Good book. Definitely recommend.😁

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steinbnl-lps
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reichnyz
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Very good plot and with a very interesting point of view.

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JaKehren
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This book is very good. I appreciate the tone of the narrator(who happens to be death). This might sound strange but the book is set during WW2 and even in Nazi Germany. It follows a young girl, Liesil who‘s brother dies on the way for them to be adopted by the Hubermanns. This book is sad but beautiful and definitely worth a read.

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JohnWestendorf
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I loved this book, it kept me interested the whole time I read. The only thing I didn't like about this book was how the narrator gave too big of hints about what is going to happen at the end. Other than that, I would highly recommend all to read this book.

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AbbyyyyT
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This book is an overall enjoyable read, had a decent plot definitely a ride of different emotions. Personally not one I would re read, but I enjoyed the relationships between characters and the storyteller being death. I think there can be a lot of take aways such as appreciating loved ones and moments, making the most of situations because death is inevitable.

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guofushao
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I think this book, it really show how hard life was during the time of war. In the book, showed that Max under the hard life because he is Jew. Also, the cruel of the war, that all of Liesel‘s family are dead because of the war. Overall, this is a great show the cruel of war, I like it.

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taee
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I overall would give this book a solid 8/10, it contained the background of WW2 history and it showed how people of Germany were affected from what Adolf Hitler was doing.

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JudePederson
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An exciting novel filled with suspense and mystery with an interesting outlook of the life of a German girl living through Hitler‘s reign.