During the tail end of World War II, our protagonist Liesel heads toward a new home. From there, we follow her as she tries to be a child in Nazi Germany. My heart breaks for her on almost every page. The book is like a song, sorrowful and beautiful all at once.
Set during World War II in Germany, Zusaks groundbreaking novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing, encounters something she cant resist: books.