The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 15/09/2016
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The Book Thief
My Favourite Book of All Time!
Love, History and Heartbreak. This book is utter brilliance! You get a glimpse into the cruel and utterly terrifying Nazi regime in Germany during the Se... READ MORE
The Book Thief
my favourite book of all time
if you read this book, you will understand why it is my favourite book of all time. the story is haunting, the book is narrated by death. Set in WWII, wher... READ MORE


It is 1939. In Nazi Germany, the country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier - and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, nine year old Liesel's life is changed forever when she picks up a single object, abandoned in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, and this is her first act of book thievery. So begins Liesel's love affair with books and words, and soon she is stealing from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library . . . wherever there are books to be found. But these are dangerous times, and when Liesel's foster family hides a Jew in their basement, nothing will ever be the same again. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. 'Unsettling, life-affirming, triumphant and tragic. This is a novel of breathtaking scope, masterfully told' - Guardian

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781784162122
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Weight: 377g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 33 mm

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The Book Thief
I first heard of the book a few years ago, when we read an extract from it in school. I was intrigued and, after seeing it in my local Waterstones branch l... READ MORE
Liberty Smith
The Book Thief
Emotional story, sometimes awkward narration
Has anyone got a mop and bucket for my tears? I sure could use one right now. What a read and what a last part to the book, I don’t think I drew breath. In... READ MORE
Micky - bookphenomena
The Book Thief
The Book Thief is a multiple award winning work and deservedly so
I am embarrassed to admit that I cannot say how I acquired this book but I have to say that I am delighted that it entered my possession. Let me explain. W... READ MORE
Whispering Stories
The Book Thief
Beautiful & yet heartbreaking!
In my top 3 reads of 2020! So interesting to read a story of the hardships of the other side of WWII. Relatable characters & a visceral story line that had... READ MORE
Indi Scott
The Book Thief
The Book Thief This is the second time of reading. It is a compelling read. All the characters and situations are very believable. To say I enjoyed it isn’... READ MORE
Lynda Hall
The Book Thief
my boyfriend liked it, I like the part where she steals a book idk I never read if
Dana Lewis
The Book Thief
this book is beautifully written the ending broke my heart
Daisy Arch
The Book Thief
Loved this!
My boyfriend recommended me this book, I was unsure at first but so glad I got it. I could not put it down!! Well worth the read :)
Lindsey Allen
The Book Thief
A beautiful story with a unique narration
This book for me will remain in one of my top 10. This story is unique as it is narrated and told by 'death', and not in the way that we know it. To begin ... READ MORE
Hattie Green
The Book Thief
Couldn’t put it down, such a great presentation of lisel and the world around her at the time. I would recommend this 100%.
Grace Milburn
The Book Thief
I could not put this book down, I felt every emotion and became so invested. 'The Book Theif' is now one of my all time favourites. A must read!
Ellie Green
The Book Thief
Beautiful book. One of the best I have ever read and will read over and over again!
Ellen Lees-Hill
The Book Thief
bring your tissues
everyone told me going into this book to make sure i was prepared to cry but for the majority of the book you can feel the sadness through the harrowing re... READ MORE
Morgan Smith