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Midnyte Musings: The Book Thief was recommended to me by many people I trust. And also, practically all of America. It is a bestseller, won awards and was made into a movie. My expectations were high. Did the book live up to the hype? Well, yes and no. Yes, because the story is beautiful and poignant. It is well fleshed out, detailed and the characters are human and believable. During WWII, Liesel Meminger, the main character, is given up by her mother and is fostered to a new family. She does not always behave herself or act nicely, but I still empathized with her and found her endearing. At first, I was expecting horrid treatment of her from this newfound family, but was happily surprised that Mama, although gruff loved Liesel and Papa doted on her. The story continues with her Papa staying up late into the night with her because she can't sleep due to nightmares and subsequently teaches her her to read and write.
Genre: Historical Fiction.
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf.
Synopsis: It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.
Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. ~Goodreads.
"Liesel observed the strangeness of her foster father's eyes. They were made of kindness, and silver. Like soft silver, melting. Liesel, upon seeing those eyes, understood that Hans Humbermann was worth a lot." ~Death.