The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a unique take on a World War II story. Narrated by Death (yes, Death is a narrator), the reader is told the story of Liesel Meminger.
Liesel is a young girl, a book thief, who is living with foster parents in Germany after her brother is killed and her mother is unable to care for her. She becomes close to her Papa and learns how to take the war into her own hands: thievery and by keeping secrets.
I’m surprised that this is a young adult book. Not because the topic is too mature, but because it didn’t feel YA in the least. This felt like an adult novel.
Also, two of my friends started and then did not finish this book. But I think that’s a mistake. The Book Thief is unique and narration by Death is actually one of the most interesting perspectives I have ever read.
I participated in The Book Thief read-along with Suey, Kami, and Kathy!
Who is the most interesting narrator you know?