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Book of Thief
Death is the narrator to this story during the time of the holocaust. The protagonist in this young adult novel is “Death.” I will refer to Death as a male gender, but know that it is neither male nor female. The story begins with Death seeking souls and it is during the time of the Holocaust. Death then focuses on the “book thief,” a young orphaned girl whose brother died in their mother's arms while they were in transit to Munich in an attempt to escap...
I am the Messenger
This book is set in a big city in Australia. This is just one of the many things that makes it interesting - the language is just a little different, same with customs. Ed Kennedy is 19 and very much aware of how little he has going for him. After all, both Salvador Dali and Bob Dylan were well on their way by the time they were his age. Ed? His little brother's a star at university. Ed himself is a reader, but has no hopes of going any further ...
The Book Thief
The Book Thief follows the journey of Liesel Meminger, a young girl who's coping with the loss of her family and the sudden "adoption" into her foster family during WW II. Shortly after being taken in by her foster family, the family decides to hide a Jew, Max, from the Nazi's. Liesel is hesitant at first but slowly befriends Max, bonding over their shared loss of family. Liesel's act in stealing books is a form of rebellion, against her life, the stat...


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