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The Book Thief

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak A few adjectives to describe this novel:

Lyrical: Zusak’s prose is stunning: "Her voice was like suicide, landing with a clunk at Leisel’s feet"; "Clouds walked by like white monsters with gray hearts."

Beautiful: How else to describe a novel about humanity, set in Nazi Germany, and narrated by Death?

Tragic: Even moments of beauty are rendered bittersweet by the knowledge of what is to come.

Honest: Narrated by Death, the novel is told in a straightforward fashion, warts and all. And there are many, many warts to show.

Touching: The story will make you ache, but you will welcome it when it comes.

Brilliant: No other word best describes it.

You must read this book.