Thursday, March 03, 2011

The Book Thief

Yes, it has taken me this long!  I mentioned the book in an earlier post but just finally finished reading The Book Thief today.  If you haven't yet read it, go forth and read it.   It's a beautiful book with a simple message:  Words can save your life.

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

I couldn't post this immediately upon finishing it as I was still crying.  Since I've become a mother, I admit to crying during movies, television shows and even a few commecials but it is a rare event when a book moves me to actual tears.  Markus Zusak has created characters I will not soon forget.


jocelyn said...

Me too, I never used to cry at movies or shows or books, not anymore! I will have to add that book to my list :)

aaron said...

I finally finished it last night, and I certainly cried at the end. Thanks for the recommendation.

LoryKC said...

Joey, you should!
Aaron, you're welcome--although, next time I'll try to recommend one that'll make you laugh. ;)