Saturday, October 22, 2011

30 Day Book Meme (6)

Day 6: A book that makes you sad.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak makes me feel more emotions than just sad but this book made me cry multiple times, in many different places through out the book. I was in awe of Marukus Zusak's ability to keep me so involved and invested in the story of Liesel Meminger. If you haven't read The Book Thief yet then it is a must! I cannot give you enough reasons to read this book. It is eye-opening, inspiring, captivating, heart-warming, sad, and wonderful! 

Here's what it's about:

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. . . .

Narrated by Death, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a young foster girl living outside of Munich in Nazi Germany. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she discovers something she can't resist- books. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever they are to be found. 

With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, Liesel learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids, as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.

What book makes you sad?

If you have read The Book Thief, what did you think of it?


  1. This is my favorite book. Something about it being narrated by Death just gives it that extra spin! It's one book I could re-read over and over and never get sick of! :]

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great week!

    Nora, The Bookery

  2. I feel the same way (although I haven't re-read it) but it is in my top five favorite books of all time. Thanks for commenting!!

  3. This was an amazing book...I didn't even realize just how invested I was until I was bawling my eyes out!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf