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The Book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Get the Lowdown: This book, published in 2005 by Australian author Markus Zusak, has won numerous awards and listed on the New York Times Children’s Bestseller List for over 230 weeks.The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller made into a movie was released in movie theaters on November 15, 2013.
Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. 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#146;t resist#150;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.
My Thoughts: Yes, I know that the the movie is already in theaters, but trust me, once you start reading this wonderful book, you will be finished in no time. It is a pretty thick book, but you will no doubt finish it quickly, and then you can be off on your way to the theater. I've yet to see the movie myself, but in my opinion, the movie is very rarely better than the book. So, go ahead, run out to find a copy today. Better yet, come on down to the CPL and borrow one!
Watch the official Movie Trailer Here!!!