The Book Thief – Lauren Lonergan

by | May 31, 2021 | Keepsake, Wellbeing

The Book Thief

A book review by Lauren Lonergan

We all have that one book we always say we are going to read but never do. For me, that book was The Book Thief by Mark Zusak. After watching the movie I really wanted to read the book, but for some reason, I never got around to it or put it off. That is until this year when I decided it was time to finally read it, and I was not disappointed.

The story is narrated by death who at times can be grouchy but is also caring. He follows a young girl called Liesel who starts by “stealing” a book and from there starts her love affair with reading while trying to navigate life and growing up during WWII Germany. It was a strange read, making me feel good in certain places but breaking my heart in others. 

I won’t spoil the book for anyone, but is a definite read for anyone who enjoys reading or is interested in that period of history. Warning, have tissues on hand.

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