The Book Thief (2013)
November 8, 2013 (Limited)
Rated PG-13 for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material
It’s just 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...
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing...
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The Book Thief
is an uplifting tale not unlike "Reading Rainbow," in which an orphan girl learns to read under the tutelage of her foster parents, resists the advances of her charming Aryan best friend and discovers new things about the world. Like that she is a German in the 1930's, the Nazis like to burn books and that in a story narrated by Death, only Death would consider The Book Thief
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