The Book Thief

thebookthief

Pretty sweet setup in the pic up top right?!

It was a few weeks ago in Cannes, France on a random day off. That photo is everything my boyfriend and I like to do when we have time off. Beach, rosé, swim, read & play on our phones.

I’ve been quite busy working on a yacht again this summer so reading, or any recreational activity, has been limited.

One thing I have been making time for this summer is reading. Why? Because I love it! And also because just a few pages at night can help me fall asleep.

Ok, on with my review of The Book Thief

I loved it and I miss everyone who is in it. Papa, Liesel, even Mama. But MOST OF ALL BY FAR, I miss Rudy.

SUMMARY: (from amazon)

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak’s unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

I’m kind of embarrassingly/secretly/ashamingly (a word?) dumb when it comes to history and wars. I just am. Learning about it in school just didn’t do it for me. It didn’t stick. I WISH so bad I was more knowledgable but I’m just not.

That being said, this book had my attention from page 1 right until the very end and I wish it never ended. I actually didn’t even start a new book for a few days because I wouldn’t accept the fact that it was over. Instead I watched the movie! The book was way better <— Shocking. Books are always better. But this movie will make you love little Rudy Steiner even more than the book does.

I loved the characters, it made me appreciate what I have and the times that we live in, and I learned a few things as well.

To purchase the real life book, click here.

To buy for kindle, click here.

To buy on itunes for ipad, click here.

To buy & watch the movie, click here.

Have you read it yet?  What did you think?

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