Abstract: 1939 – Nazi Germany – The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.
Some important information – this novel is narrated by death. It’s a small story, about: a girl; an accordionist; some fanatical Germans; a Jewish fist fighter; and quite a lot of thievery. Another thing you should know – death will visit the book thief three times.
Why I want it: Event though it is yet another book about Nazi Germany and, coming from Germany, this topic seems to come up constantly all the time Germany is mentioned in a novel, I still like to read it. From what I heard about the book so far it gives the reader another perspective on the war and how people dealt with it. For me that is the reason why I am interested in it. In school we only learn about the historical and political facts of the war but not about innocent people who had to live in that time and had to cope with all the fear and the constraints put on their lives by the war.
I hope that I will soon have the time to read it.