The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
A girl feels compelled to steal books. This is set during WWII. The girl is called Liesel, and she is a foster child. Her family is not rich. They hide a Jew.
The entire book is written like the summary above with the narrator being a mysterious third party who is not revealed until the end. It's very difficult to keep reading as the prose is somewhat stilted although a lot of people find this style to be wonderfully artsy.
The unfolding of the tale is actually pretty well done once I managed to get past the writing style, which took about half the book. The tone of this book is mostly grey and is in keeping with other Holocaust books.
If you like artsy writing (or perhaps would like to try) and/or Holocaust books, this is worth a read.
Star Rating: 3.0/5.0
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