1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier.
Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.
SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION – THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH
It’s a small story, about:
some fanatical Germans
a Jewish fist fighter
and quite a lot of thievery.
ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW – DEATH WILL VISIT THE BOOK THIEF THREE TIMES
Now, the film’s just come out. However, in case you didn’t know, The Book Thief started life as a well…a book. A book in fact which got very good reviews…
“Extraordinary, resonant and relevant, beautiful and angry.” (Lisa Hilton Sunday Telegraph)
“A moving work which will make many eyes brim.” (Marianne Brace Independent on Sunday)
“Brilliant and hugely ambitious … the kind of book that could be life-changing” (New York Times Book Review)
Do you think it deserves them though?
Well, Church St’s Book Club is discussing The Book Thief on Thursday so join us on Thursday 27th March at Church St from 6pm for drink & cake offers as well as the customary lively conversation!
You can join the conversation online at the Urban Coffee Co. Book club Facebook page.