Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Book Thief

Lately I've been spending my time in the young adult section at the library.  Pre-reading some of the books and series I think that my daughter may be interested in.  

This morning I just finished a book that was absolutely amazing. 
The Book Thief
Marcus Zusak

Because I knew absolutely nothing about this book, at first, I was a little dis-oriented and not sure what was coming at me.  After several pages however, I realized that the narrator was actually 'death' - speaking in the first person.  Definitely a different, (yet surprisingly enjoyable) twist.

If you have a chance to read this book - you should.  Poignant, and deeply touching it covers love, loss, and finding family.  Enough book report - this one is going into my top 5 books list.  You SHOULD read it - I couldn't put it down.

1 comment:

Tisha said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I needed a new book so I picked this up today at the library. I will let you know what I think.