The Book Thief

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak This book caught my eye becuase of all the good reviews I've seen. I was not disappointed. This book was told through a very unique prespective. Death. The book reminded me very much of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. The foster father, Hans, posessed many qualities I saw in Atticus Finch while the fearless Liesel was a mirror of Scout. This book had many conflicts and the way it all sort of combined together was a talent that Markus Zusak proved he had. The word choices and the excepts from many of the Book Thief's stolen books sounded like magic. The only part I didn't enjoy was the fact that sometimes the book can be a little slow. There were some (very few) parts that I thought Zusak could have taken out. But the final conclusion of this book gave me a good shiver. A very well written and emotional book. Cheers.