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Markus Zusak Message Board 1/1/2012
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Author Zusak's Book Reviews

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
Liesel Meminger is a ten year old German girl who loses her entire family at the beginning of World War II and she is forced by circumstances to live with foster parents in a small town called Molching. Liesel's father was taken away under the suspicion that he was a communist. The mother, being afraid that they will come for her too, decides to take her two children, Liesel and her brother Werner, to a good foster family near Munich. Unfortunately, Wern...