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The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

Author: Markus Zusak

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Language: English

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It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

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ISBN: 0375842209
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...and was written by a woman, Ingrid Rippinstein.That particular book was a little longer, so Liesel was able to get through it only nine times,her pace increasing ever so slightly by the end of such prolific readings.It was a few days after Christmas that she asked a question regarding the books. They wereeating in the kitchen. Looking at the spoonfuls of pea soup entering Mama's mouth, shedecided to shift her focus to Papa. "There's something I need to ask."At first, there was nothing."And?"It was Mama, her mouth still half full."I just wanted to know how you found the money to buy my books."A short grin was smiled into Papa's spoon. "You really want to know?""Of course."From his pocket, Papa took what was left of his tobacco ration and began rolling a cigarette,at which Liesel became impatient."Are you going to tell me or not?"Papa laughed. "But I am telling you, child." He completed the production of one cigarette,flipped it on the table, and began on another. "Just like this." That...

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All comments: 4

daria

08 Aug 2011 02:04:43

i really luv this book. we have to read it to get into advanced history and im happy the teacher assigned this book!

tennismom

02 Jan 2011 03:34:58

What an astounding, beautifully written story....I couldn't put it down.

Phaedrus

09 Nov 2010 17:31:32

While it might be easy to dismiss this book as just another Holocaust novel or an "easy" teen read, doing so would be a mistake. Zusak has crafted a gripping tale that leads the reader through a rich story that left me in tears at its end.

char-e

23 Oct 2010 07:31:00

A must read book

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A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors.

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THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN A BOY WHO HATES YOU A boy who loves you.

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THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN A BOY WHO HATES YOU A boy who loves you.

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A SPECTACULARLY TRAGIC MOMENT

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the book thief without the words.

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