The Book Thief, written by Markus Zusak, follows the story of a young girl named Liesel growing up just outside of Munich during the Holocaust. We see the war, struggle and strength of those around her, which at times is very powerful.
I chose not to read the prologue as it focused so much on death and the one part of the book that I really didn’t like is that it is, in fact, narrated by death.
The story took a while for me to get into but after the first few chapters I was itching to read on and find out what Liesel did next, the growing friendship she had with Max – the Jewish man in her basement – and the analysis of the horrific Nazi regime from a young German girl’s point of view. I finished this book within a week and would highly recommend it.