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Genres :Fiction , War , Young Adult
Published By : Alfred A. Knopf
Published On : Mar 14, 2006
Format :Hardcover
Language :English
No. of pages : 552
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    “The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.”
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    “It kills me sometimes, how people die.”
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    “I am haunted by humans.”
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    “Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.”
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    “I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn't already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant.”
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  • The writing is elegant, philosophical and moving. Even at its length, it’s a work to read slowly and savor. Beautiful and important.

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  • It deplores human misery. It celebrates the power of language. It may encourage adolescents to read. It has an element of the fanciful. And it's a book that bestows a self-congratulatory glow upon anyone willing to grapple with it.

    Mar 27, 2006 Read full review
  • The author, Markus Zusak, writes with huge imagination and a passion for writing. A wonderful page turner, I can't recommend it highly enough.

    Feb 20, 2015 Read full review
  • The Book Thief is one of my favourite books ever and if I could give it higher than 5 stars I would!

    Jan 04, 2015 Read full review
  • The story is beautiful and sad, at the same time. It mixes your emotions; you feel sad, and angry, and suddenly very happy and hopeful, and then you get sad again. But anyway, it's wonderful. You HAVE TO read this book if you're over 12 years old. Happy reading!

    Apr 01, 2014 Read full review
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