This is a story about a book-stealing young girl during World War II. It’s also about being brave and never losing hope even during the darkest days of our lives. The story itself is narrated by death, who is trying to make sense of the horrible things happening during this time.
At first, the book wasn’t keeping me interested but without me even noticing I was hooked. It is a different story because it doesn’t focus specifically on Hitler supporters nor on the ones being persecuted by the Nazi party. This gives the plot a certain thickness.
The book has such a diverse batch of characters, each one has an exceptional personality and although there are characters which we are obviously supposed not to like such as Liesel’s foster mother Rosa, towards the end the writer just makes you fall for every single one of his characters.
I thought it would be exceedingly depressing, but it wasn’t as much of a misfortune as I thought it would be. Probably due to the main character being still quite young, she brings a kind of naive optimism to everything.
Favorite quote: “She gathered books like clouds and words poured down like rain.”
I recommend this novel to everyone it is simply fantastic.
I’m giving it a rate of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Bye, keep on reading!