Friday, September 10, 2010

The Book Thief

I'm not sure how it happened, but I've ended up with a lot of new youth fiction on my shelf over the years. I'm not sure how The Book Thief ended up on my shelf (was it a gift? was I browsing? did I read a review and put it on my Wish List?), but I'm glad it did.

Despite its appearances, it's a short book and a quick read. But it's powerful. I might be a sucker for anything to do with death, WWII, and the Holocaust (but really, who isn't?), but this book left me thinking and feeling for days. Read it. You'll be glad you did.


The Empty Nesters said...

It was on your Amazon list -- and we gave it to you -- but I cannot remember when.

Denise said...

Would you let your 13 year old daughter read it?

PassTheChips said...


Yes, I would. Nothing inappropriate within its pages.


Denise said...

Excellent! Thank you. Emma reads voraciously. I'll get her a copy from the library.

liz j said...

I agree. Great book.