January 31, 2012

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

My boss gave me this book out of the blue one day. He said he was about to give it away, but he thought I might like it. When I finally got around to reading it, I was a bit put off by the "young adult" label it had. No one should be though. While I can see how it would be a good book to read in high school English classes, that doesn't mean it's not suited for an older audience. I read two of my all-time favourite books in high school English- Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird, I'm looking at you.

To summarize, this book about a young girl and her foster family in Germany during World War 2 was really good and I cried at the end. The End.

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