In The Book Thief, Death narrates the story of Liesel, a young girl living in Nazi Germany. While living with her foster parents, Liesel becomes embroiled in a world of secrecy as the family shelters Max, a Jew hiding from the Nazi regime. Living in a war-torn world, Liesel learns to read, periodically stealing books when she gets the chance and sharing her love of words with Max. This novel demonstrates the power of words to provide an escape from even the most horrific of circumstances, and explores both the kindness and the cruelty of humans as they face the realities of war.

Summary of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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