The Book Theif

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic
Its 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath.

Death has never been busier and will become busier still. Leisel Meminger's life is changed when, by her brothers graveside, she picks up an object partially hidden by the snow. It is the gravedigger's Hand Book, left there by accident and it is her first act of book theivery. So beigns a love affair with books and words as Leisel, with the help of her foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books form Nazi book-burnings, the Mayor's wife's library, where ever there are books to be found. But these are dangerous times. When Leisel's foster family hides a Jew in their basment, Leisel's world both opened up and closed down.

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The Book Theif

Submitted: November 12, 2011

Its 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath.

Death has never been busier and will become busier still. Leisel Meminger's life is changed when, by her brothers graveside, she picks up an object partially hidden by the snow. It is the gravedigger's Hand Book, left there by accident and it is her first act of book theivery. So beigns a love affair with books and words as Leisel, with the help of her foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books form Nazi book-burnings, the Mayor's wife's library, where ever there are books to be found. But these are dangerous times. When Leisel's foster family hides a Jew in their basment, Leisel's world both opened up and closed down. Read Chapter


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