The Book Thief

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak Read this review, and many more on my blog October Tune!

I saw this book on Tumblr and Goodreads a lot of times, being recommended by a lot of people, so I decided to buy it a couple of weeks ago. And I was blown away by how amazing this book is. I have always been interested in books about the second world war, both fiction and non-fiction (though I am so not a fan of non-fiction books), and I have read a lot of books about it. But this book has got to be my favourite until now. Basically, this book is about Liesel Meminger, but she is not the narrator. No, the narrator of this story is Death. And that is one of the things that makes this book so good.

I liked the way it was written, I liked the story, because this is actually the first World War II story that I’ve read that happens in Germany. Most of the books I’ve read happened in the Netherlands. I also liked the fact that the writer used some German words in his sentences (and he always put the translation of those words in the same sentence, which is handy for people who can’t speak German).

There was one thing about this book that I did not like, and that was that somewhere near the end of the book. At that point, the ending of the book is already being told. Death tells it’s so it might ‘soften the blow’ for later, but it actually made me feel a bit.. irritated, because I really do not like spoilers, though it is in the book itself so it’s not really a spoiler. But I still didn’t like it. When I read the actual thing, of how it actually happened, I did sob. A lot. So no, Death, it did most definitely NOT soften the blow.

Other than that, this book is perfect. I heard it was going to be made into a movie, so I am really looking forward to that!