Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Book Thief By: Markus Zusak

No one thinks of a small girl being a hero, however no one tries to think of the holocaust. This very gripping book is about a foster child (Liesel Meminger) who's Father is gone, Mother cannot feed her and a brother who died on the train. Although Liesel ends up finding a good friend (Rudy Steiner) her life couldn't possibly get more complicated! Then it does. When Max Vandenburg shows up, he is a convict Jew. Hans and Rosa Hubermann, the foster parents, beckoned him out of the cold world outside. they set up a small home out of paint cans and drape sheets in the basement. they told him to wash up and he obeyed. This bitter bittersweet story makes you appreciate everything you take for granted. Amazingly realistic. A very interesting style, narrated by death.