Gosh.Finally getting around to this one ... so many books in my head right now!
This one is a keeper. I will not read it over and over in a short amount of time - it is a little draining, sometimes, but a great read for the soul nonetheless.
It's about a girl. And Death.
The story is of a girl – the book thief – who lived in Germany during Hitler’s reign of terror.
The narrator of this story is Death, who clarifies his image and purpose for us readers. No dark cloak, no saithe, but thoughtful, aware, and detectable by the few in-tune people who can feel his presence and smell.
I really liked this book. The words are poetic and crafted so well, so even when the story line moves slowly, it is delightful to read.
The best part is it’s about a girl who steals books. That instantly grabs me. And with her and her book-stealing ways, we are taken on a journey through finding the joy in a dreary, scary time.