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Book Review: The Book Thief

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TITLE: The Book Thief

AUTHOR: Markus Zusak

GENRE: Historical Fiction


War is hellis the moral position of those who have to fight and win wars which they did not start.

The book Thief is set during the Second World War depicted through the eyes of Death. It’s about a German family caught in between the inevitability of war. And what does happen to the ones in the middle? It’s a story of the living circumambulated by monstrosity.

Every war has three sides. Rage and fear being the two most common sides are shared among the suppressor and the suppressed. The third side which is seldom acknowledged is love and Markus Zusak manages to emphasize this hidden jewel through his characters; characters who could be seen stealing moments of laughter from the mansion of terror.

Liesel Meminger, the protagonist, who amazed death by…

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