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Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief is a phenomenal book. It tells the story of a girl named Liesl living in Germany during World War II. And it's told through the eyes of Death. Which might sound like a crazy gimmick, but it really works out.

Instead of covincing you to read this book with a review, I'm going to list a few of my favorite quotes from the novel. The lyrical quality of the writing is what got me, so I think if you catch even just a few snippets of it, you'll get hooked. If not, then perhaps it's not the book for you.  But I think you all should give it a try!

“It’s a small story really, about, among other things:

* A girl
* Some words
* An accordionist
* Some fanatical Germans
* A Jewish fist fighter
* And quite a lot of thievery”

“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”

“People observe the colors of a day only at its beginnings and ends, but to me it's quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations with each passing moment. A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors. Waxy yellows, cloud-spot blues. Murky darkness. In my line of work, I make it a point to notice them.”

Not leaving: an act of trust and love,
often deciphered by children”

“Hair the color of lemons,'" Rudy read. His fingers touched the words. "You told him about me?"

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