tisdag 31 maj 2016

The Book Thief

One girl, one war, one family. That is the main subjects in the book The Book Thief which is a novel written by Markus Zusak.

The year is 1939 and Death is standing above a little boy on a train on its way to Munich, he carefully takes the boy´s spirit in his arms when he sees a little girl, Liesel hanging over the boy. When the train comes to Munich and the funeral for the little brother is over she at last get to meet her new foster parents and her new life starts with, stealing books, learning to read and hiding a Jewish fist fighter. The little girl who later will be known as The Book Thief.

Liesel is a very funny and kind person who you really get to know in the book, it feels afterwards that she is a real person and you cannot really understand that it is no way for you to meet her in real life.

While I think almost everyone over the years of twelve could read this book because of the tame language I would still recommend this to the older teenagers or the younger adults because I think that they are the ones who will get the most of the book when it sometimes can be a little bit deep. You also need to have the capacity to keep track of the things that happens when the smallest of things can lead to a really big thing in the ending. I also think that the older readers, the adults would find this entertaining when it is a different perspective of the second world war that not many have thought of. The book is very much about the world war two and because of that the genre can be said is war but in another way I would say it is not a war book because very little in the book is about the real war but everything that happens, happens because of the war.

I love this book and think that it is almost perfect, the only thing I think can be a little bit confusing about the book is that, so many things happen that it feels like it has many strands that do not really come together at the end. But in some way I also feel like it should be like that and it is yourself who needs to think of a way the strands go to so at the end they will come together.

Linnéa Linde. Peer corrected by Ida Wahlund, Mumtaz Abdrizack, and Simon Hägerlind.

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