Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Book Review No 2 :The Book Thief
The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak is a humbling read from beginning to end. It is set in the beginnings of World War 2 and follows the journey of a young girl called Liesel Meminger, who is shipped out to a foster family and follows her through many traumatic happenings through the war , and along the way meets a Jew who helps her to discover the power of words, and describes her strong and emotional attachment to her foster father.
The author describes everything in such detail and you really feel as if you are part of the story and you are rooting for all the different characters whether they be good or bad.
I really enjoyed this book as I found it really explained to me the reasoning behind the burning of the books that had happened in the war, and it helped me to understand the beginnings of the war and why the Germans sided with Hitler the way they did.
Words can be used as weapons as well as bombs and bullets and I found this such a powerful message running the whole way through.I also found this book really was a rollercoaster of emotions and it was a true journey that you embark on from the beginning of Chapter 1 to the end of the book. It captivated me in a way that I really did not want to stop reading.
It is truly an amazing and informative book that I highly recommend that everyone reads at least once in their lifetime. This book has really affected me in a positive way and I will definitely rate this in my top 20 books of all time.
I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know in the comments if you have read this book and what you thought of it.
Till next time, love and hugs