By Danielle Marshall
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
Knopf Books for Young Readers (2006), 560 pages
This is an unusual novel about the power of words. The Book Thief takes on the seemingly impossible setting of Nazi Germany and the improbability of Deathas narrator and weaves together one of the most compelling stories of the year. Winner of the American Library Association's Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, Zusak has created what can only be called an instant classic.
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