When trailers for The Book Thief started running I just knew I had to read the book first. Are any of you like that too? If I know that a movie was based on a book I have to read the book before I can see the movie. Weird, I know but I digress. Simply put The Book Thief is a thought provoking young adult book about growing up in Nazis Germany.
Amazon says: The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that will be in movie theaters on November 15, 2013, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she 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. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
Honestly I could go on and on about this book. It might be a "YA" book but it is filled with lessons that all adults need to learn and/or be reminded of; words are powerful, beautiful things can happen during ugly times and if you stand for nothing you will fall for anything.