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Bridge of Clay (Signed Edition)
Bridge of Clay (Signed Edition) | Markus Zusak
An unforgettable and sweeping family saga from Markus Zusak, the storyteller who gave us the extraordinary bestseller THE BOOK THIEF This is a signed edition with limited copies available. The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father's disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge--for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle. The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome? Written in powerfully inventive language and bursting with heart, BRIDGE OF CLAY is signature Zusak.
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Vedrana
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#croatianedition book from #library beautiful #bookcover 📚📚📚

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GypsyKat
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I had to share a picture of my new bookends. I just think they‘re too cute. 😊❤️📚

Eggs Love these! 1w
HOTPock3tt ♥️♥️♥️love!!! 😃 1w
BookwormAHN Cute 💜 1w
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LeahBergen Very cute! 1w
OrtizReads1 ❤️📚 Love it so cute! 1w
GypsyKat @Eggs @HOTPock3tt @BookwormAHN @LeahBergen @OrtizReads1 Thank you! I‘m happy with them. 😊❤️ 1w
Megabooks Love it!! 😍😍😍 1w
SW-T Very nice! 😊 1w
marleed I love them. 1w
Christine ❤️ 1w
Yoshi-and-a-book Awwwww 💕 1w
maich Love it❤ 1w
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Aisyah38
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I am a fan of Markus Zusak since I read The Book Thief. And I really love his writing style! I would recommend this book to people who like a slow pace book, looking for character improvement and love to savour moments of the reading (like me!). But, if you are looking for book to make your blood pumping, causing adrenaline rush and fast paced, then you'll just be disappointed. Death still play a big role in this book tho.

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NovelNancy
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To sum up this book in a word: resilience. Well developed characters & at times Marcus Zusak even personifies the rooms of the house the 5 Dunbar boys not only live in, but survive in when life throws them every curve possible. At times I wasn't always sure what was happening, but I just kept reading and the puzzle pieces fell into place. This is well worth the read so don't give up if you think the start is slow.

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Lindsay.Butier
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Mehso-so

Lastly (I ran out of characters 😂) was Bridge of Clay by Marcus Zusak which I honestly think was my least favorite novel written by him. Highly recommend his other reads!!

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kgriffith
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#Deweys24HourReadathon is off to a bit of a rocky start, but I'm here and reading! How're you doing coming into #readathon hour 4?
My intro post:
http://foliofiles.femmeflavor.com/2019/10/26/deweys-24-hour-readathon-fall-2019/

julesG Going to listen to an #audiobook for hour 4, I have some veggies to clean and food to prepare. 4mo
kgriffith @julesG I haven‘t decided if I want to finish the audio I‘ve been listening to today or not, but I‘m in a kind of audiobook rut, or maybe just indecision of where to go next? Fall readathon always makes me want to re-read comfort books so maybe that‘s why I‘m struggling to choose. 4mo
julesG I can fully relate to this. I've been doing cozy reading all last week. Adding Julia Kent audiobooks while doing chores. 4mo
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Latrelwhite
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Book haul for the upcoming week. Finished “Bridge of Clay”...still in my feelings about that one😕

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Samplergal
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Mehso-so

I feel disappointed. After waiting for weeks for this audiobook, I feel I should have read it. The book skips around n time and characters, and being able to flip back might have added enjoyment. It just wasn‘t what I hoped for. 3 stars. 😢

Suet624 I‘m with you. 5mo
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Chrissyreadit
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In a very long line for Markus Zusak - if I don‘t go in do I wait for Rainbow Rowell or catch a different talk.... #natbookfest

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Gruru
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A book about brotherhood. A book about sons. A book about life. A book about death. A book of laughter and love. It made me cry. Read it. Definitely the best book this year.

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Rupi
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Book #35

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Skeeterisme
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Markus Zusak. Always here for a good waterworks.

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sophierayton
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Panpan

I thought this book was never going to end. Not a quick read in length or feel. I would have DNF'd but I was reading as part of a challenge, and you can't quit on challenges.

Anna40 What is it about? 7mo
ReadingDownUnder We read it for book club and all thought the same as you. 7mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Bummer. Ive heard similar reviews from other people. The Book Thief was so wonderful- I had high hopes for this one too. 7mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess Bummer. He is coming to my indie bookstore but you have to purchase to see him. Now, I'm torn if I want to go. :( 😓 7mo
sophierayton @Anna40 It's about a family of 5 boys, one of whom is named Clay, who sets out to build a bridge. It's about his parents, how they met and had him and his siblings and about the siblings lives too. It's told from the perspective of his older brother, who is a shadowy-type I don't even remember the name of.
It could generously be described as 'epic' and 'sweeping'. According to wiki, even the author almost gave up on it:
http://bit.ly/2yIxKtx
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Anna40 Thanks for the detailed synopsis! :) 🌻 7mo
sophierayton @Graciouswarriorprincess I think it depends on how much you're into him as an author. Eg, I know lots of people who love Harry Potter but don't like The Casual Vacancy, yet if she was touring and they had a chance to meet her through that book, they'd still go (and likely smuggle in their HPs to get her to sign them lol)
I've only read The Book Thief from his other works, but he seems to have published a fair amount of other books too.
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sophierayton @ReadingDownUnder Urgh. Definitely not a book club book. What even is there to discuss from it?! Bookclub vanity picks are the worst! (When someone chooses a book based upon their own TBR list, taking no consideration as to whether it would make for a good group discussion or not. Confession - in my younger reading days I was guilty of this, but quickly saw the error of my ways lol.) (edited) 7mo
Zelma @ReadingDownUnder @sophierayton ugh, I really don‘t want to read this and have to for my library book club. My co-worker facilitates but she needs me to cover for her at one meeting. Meaning I have to read it. Blech! 6mo
ReadingDownUnder @Zelma It‘s not that bad! I really enjoyed from the 25%-75% marks. It‘s just the beginning and the ending that were a slog. Good luck! 6mo
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HotCocoaReads
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This book is slow and a little confusing at first, but if you stick with it, it‘s worth it. It‘s the story of 5 brothers and they seem out of control and alone (which they were) but by the end, I was completely invested in their happiness.

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jdiehr
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This took some time to get into, but once I did I was reminded why I love Zusak's writing as much as I do. He strings words together so beautifully and describes things in new and interesting ways. Death, for example. The way he personifies death is poetry. And brotherly relationships, and the love of a mother, and a horse race - all lovely in the hands of this author.
Honored to have met him twice and hear him read his words.

BookwormM I loved this book from start to finish 7mo
Texreader I lingered over this one at the Norwegian bookstore today. I really can‘t add unnecessary weight to my luggage. Will have to wait till I get home. Glad to read your description of it 7mo
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LoveToReadLiveToRead
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I had a book voucher to spend and wandered round the shop for ages trying to decide what to buy. I eventually settled on these two. Once I got to the till, it turned out this purchase was the last one I needed on my loyalty card to get me another (c8 to spend! So I get to do it all over again soon!!

CocoReads Educated was so very good! 8mo
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jdiehr
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A kitten. A book.
That is all.

Mitch Who needs more? 😘 8mo
tracey38 So adorable 8mo
cherinium OMG! You just stole my heart! 8mo
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Come-read-with-me
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This is a book I wanted to love. There is an amazing story hidden beneath some very dense and meandering prose, but it takes patience to unearth that story. If you are willing to invest time in rereading the book it is much better the second time through.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 8mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 8mo
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 8mo
Come-read-with-me @RaimeyGallant thanks! I‘m looking forward to this! 8mo
Come-read-with-me @rather_be_reading I am so excited you shared this with me!! Looking forward to being part of your book community! 8mo
rather_be_reading @Come-read-with-me no problem!! happy to share this great community! 8mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 7mo
Come-read-with-me @Nute I‘m truly enjoying the Litsy world! I look forward to getting to know you as well. 6mo
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Cinfhen
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Mehso-so

A story of 5 brothers who must come to accept fate and grief and the lot given. When all you love is lost and gone it‘s the strength of those left behind that you need to be thankful for. A beautiful story of brotherhood that unfortunately got bogged down in over written prose. Not bad but not great. I really love the cover art, especially after finishing the story.

TrishB I love your last sentence 😁❤️ 8mo
BarbaraBB Great review. I‘ll skip the book though! 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks @BarbaraBB @TrishB I just wanted a little bit more, I guess. It was good but not quite good enough. I did love the mum 💞 8mo
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ElishaLovesBooks I‘ve been wondering about this one! 8mo
Centique I started this and couldn‘t get into it. Now I‘m wondering whether I bother trying again. You and I have similar taste on these kinds of books! 8mo
Cinfhen I think u might like it @Centique the beginning is a real drag but there‘s a sweet story inside the pages. It‘s a #borrownotbuy @ElishaLovesBooks xx 8mo
Centique @Cinfhen ok I‘ll give it another try - probably over Christmas 🤞 8mo
ElishaLovesBooks @Cinfhen Thanks! That‘s what I thought when I read the inside flap a long time ago! ♥️ 8mo
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Cinfhen
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I‘ve put aside the Trask brothers for the wonderful Dunbar brothers💙This book is NOT the Book Thief and that‘s slightly disappointing but there is still something magical about Zusak‘s writing.

WanderingBookaneer Did you finish it? The beginning drags, but then I was hooked. 8mo
Cinfhen I‘m halfway in @WanderingBookaneer the beginning wasn‘t great but it‘s definitely picking up. I love the brothers XX and the mom 8mo
TrishB It‘s not, but I really enjoyed it. Clay hooked me. 8mo
Reviewsbylola I didn‘t realize he had another book. 😆😬 8mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Look who is coming to my local #indie bookstore in October.

Princess-Kingofkings Jealous! 🤓 8mo
rather_be_reading awesome! 8mo
Lcsmcat Quail Ridge? Or Flyleaf Books? 8mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Princess-Kingofkings 👍🏻 @rather_be_reading 👍🏻 @Lcsmcat Quail Ridge 8mo
Lcsmcat @Graciouswarriorprincess I might have to check that out! 8mo
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jdiehr
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This description of death reminded me of Zusak's descriptions in The Book Thief. So good.

Blueberry 💙 8mo
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Mehso-so

There‘s a great book in here but there‘s a lot to slog through in order to find it. The beginning is horrid. Bloated, meandering phrases that don‘t make a lot of sense. Some call that poetic. I always think “what the?!?!” LOVED it from Part Two until about the last 25%. So much I‘d have cut! Glad I persevered as it was for book club.

CarolynM The feeling that there's a better book struggling to get out of the one that's been published is one I am quite familiar with. It's usually the literary ones that I feel like that about. 8mo
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Pickpick

Wow. I love his writing- very poetic and poignant story. Hard to follow at first but you eventually settle into the rhythm. You have to remind yourself now and then that it takes place in Australia. Worth the time to read 500+ pages. Sad to say Goodbye to the Dunbar boys.

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Devyn
Bailedbailed

Okay, this is the fastest I‘ve ever bailed on a book. I read one chapter, put it down, and have yet to bring myself to pick it back up.

It‘s not right to bail after just one chapter but I‘m a big believer of letting go of books that don‘t immediately grab you. I‘m going to keep this on the shelf and try again another time because I‘ve heard great things so it might just not be the right time for me!

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rather_be_reading
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I had to share this major score. There is a tiny thrift store near my work that is NEVER open so when i passed by and it was I went in. I got this for .50 CENTS!!

marleed Score. I keep holding that at B&N and putting down because I have to be careful about just how many books I purchase at full price. You just never know what is out there in the wild for a buck - or less! 9mo
rather_be_reading @marleed ikr! oh def, i hate buying books at full price. 9mo
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Issy_King
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I wasn‘t sure about this book, I absolutely loved “The Book Thief” and it‘s one of my favourites. I was interested to see what Marcus did this time considering he wasn‘t writing about anything historical but I just couldn‘t get into it. I found it confusing and hard to keep up with, if anyone has read it or reading I‘d be interested to hear your thoughts and whether I should give it another go?

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Tianarose
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Almost 5 whole months....

looking_for_mikaela I just picked this one up yesterday! Haven‘t started it yet, but I was so excited so see Zusak‘s back at it! 9mo
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Devyn
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Something tells me that between starting this and Blue Nights from Joan Didion on the same night means I‘m going to need a good ol‘ fashioned fluffy and completely fun beach read next. Let me know your current favorites!

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Read66
Pickpick

This book took me a while to get into but once I did (and once I figured out the author's way of dealing with different time frames back and forth) I enjoyed it - and the ending was amazing and surprising. Not as good as the author's THE BOOK THIEF but still a good read.

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Tereses
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I loved Clay and the Dunbar brothers. Long awaited novel but do worth it. Several times I had tears running down my cheeks as I read

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KimM
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Indie Bookstore Day 2019. (Thanks for the freebies) @Sudalu91 @Sudalu #Page158Books Wake Forest, NC.

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Tereses
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My reading possie this morning
#easterhols #byronbay

CarolynM Beautiful 😍 10mo
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Tereses
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Loving this .... and these words are sublime

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smilingshelves
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Both kids are napping, and I'm here with my cat and my book. I don't know how long it will last, but I'll take advantage of every minute!

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smilingshelves
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So my book club had this conversation last night. We're reading the tagged book this month. I haven't started reading yet, so I couldn't help. Anyone read this book and have words of advice for us? (Preferably without spoilers.) Thanks!

BucklingBookshelves Hmmm — I haven‘t read this yet but I bought it after I finally read the book thief over the summer. I was so lost on that one at first but it came around for me — I hope this will be the same eventually! Curious about your thoughts once you read it! 10mo
smilingshelves @BucklingBookshelves We read The Book Thief for our very first book club book, so we decided to do this one for our five-year anniversary. Reading these comments, I'm really curious to start reading it now! 10mo
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Abby2
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Beautiful writing and a tragic story I enjoyed it but it did get slow

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kitkatdallibooks
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Currently reading "Bridge of clay" by Markus Zusak. My goodness this book is so deep and poetic and mysterious. I can't wait to see where this goes.

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this book, and at times I did. Clay and the Dunbar family grew on me throughout the seemingly endless pages of this book. However, this story could have been told in a quarter of the amount of pages. The writing style was tough to get back into every time I picked up the book, and the order of the unfolding of events was at times repetitive and confusing.

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Pickpick

Based on other reviews, this is a love it/hate it book. I for one, loved it. A stunning character study about 5 brothers, narrated by the eldest, exploring family, love, grief, redemption & more. While reading, you can almost hear how desperately the narrator wants you to know & understand. The story bounces back & forth across time & into everyone‘s backstories so you really have to pay attention but if you do, the reward is immense. Recommended.

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Ugh, roaches are the worst.

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TracyReadsBooks
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First book in April—started a few hours early...

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TrishB
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#bridgeovertroubledwater #marchintothe70s
There‘s a bridge and lots of troubled water....I really liked this book. It‘s not The Book Thief and I think the author probably suffers by that. I thought it was a good read though.

Paula3 I bought this one & have been meaning to read it. I'd heard mixed reviews. I think I'll read it next. 11mo
TrishB @Paula3 I‘ve seen mixed reviews, but I enjoyed it 👍🏻 11mo
Cinfhen Same @Paula3 I‘m worried it‘s not gonna live up to my expectations and it‘s a bit of a #chunkster 😱but I think I‘ll try it soon xx thanks for putting it back on my radar Trish ❤️ 11mo
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Tereses
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No seats left either stage #adlww #marcuszusak #fullhouse

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Fan_of_70
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I definitely recommend this! It was such a beautiful story about family, love, and grief. Zusak really has a talent for writing, characters, and world building. I will definitely continue to read whatever he writes. While I didn‘t like this quite as much as The Book Thief (it was very close), I still highly recommend it! Also, there are parts of this that I found really emotionally devastating so be prepared.

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Fan_of_70
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Bracing myself for the part that I just hit where I know it‘s going to be emotionally devastating.

Cinfhen I‘ve been putting off reading this book because I‘m not sure I‘m emotionally ready 😣good luck 🍀 12mo
Fan_of_70 @Cinfhen I bawled my eyes out through various parts. It was definitely an emotional book, but I still recommend it when you find yourself ready. 12mo
Cinfhen Thanks!!! Glad to hear 😊I‘m always worried a book I‘m looking forward to won‘t live up to my expectations. 12mo
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tonyahoswalt
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Pickpick

I struggled to decide if this is a top pick or just so-so, but I'm going with top pick. I love Zusak's writing, I just felt at one point over half way through that I still didn't know what the book was about. But I think I figured it out. It's a book of the love of a family, the love between two teenagers, and grief. Long and enveloping. #yareads

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Fan_of_70
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Got this from the library and am already part way through! So far, I‘m liking it more than I Am the Messenger, but am still holding out to see how it compares to The Book Thief.