Dalat International School Library

The book thief

Review by Mrs Cox on March 20, 2011

Categories: Realistic Fiction

Set in the backdrop of Nazi Germany during World War II, the story is narrated by Death, who has the 'job' of collecting the millions of souls lost in that time. However, this story is not macabre, in that is it about life -- the every day life of the common people, specifically that of a small neighborhood outside of Munich, and how their world was turned upside down. Achingly beautiful, hauntingly sad.... the reader cannot help but be drawn into the story.