This book is about a 13-year-old German girl who is sent to the home of her foster parents, Hans and Rosa Hubermann. After discovering that Liesel, the girl, had never learned to read or write, Hans teaches her everything about words and how it is a part of everything.
However, everything changes when they have to hide a Jewish man, Max, secretly in their basement, with the constant flow of German officers visiting their basements for occasional checks.
The Book Thief is an inspiring read and I was so devastated when I finished it. It is narrated by Death, and this book is about him telling us about Liesel’s story. What I really loved about this book was the bond that Liesel and Max shared between themselves. It is written in a mysterious, suspenseful manner. Here are some quotes from the book:
“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”
“Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness.”
I would give this book a solid rating of 10/10. If you love books that leave a permanent mark on your heart after you’re done, this book would be great for you!
by Alexis Kho