Apparently I’m late to the party on this one because I haven’t read The Book Thief yet. I started it a couple years ago, wasn’t in the mood for it, set it down, and never picked it back up. I saw the movie trailer courtesy of a few Facebook friends and thought, “Maybe I should give this another try.” And then I felt nothing but shame when I saw the long list of five-star ratings on Goodreads. Maybe I’ll listen to the audio during my drive to work once school starts.
The movie definitely looks good, but like I said, I wasn’t thrilled when I started reading this. Considering the large pile of TBR books I have, what makes The Book Thief a must-read title?
According to IMDB, The Book Thief will be in theaters on November 15th, 2013.
Summary (From Goodreads):
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.